Aughton, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Aughton, Lancashire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Parish History

AUGHTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Halton, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles (N. E.) from Lancaster. The church is an ancient structure, with a steeple in the centre. The Roman Catholic chapel here, built in 1767, and enlarged in 1823, is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, and has a small endowment.[1]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes

Church records

Online Records

There is much online content for Aughton St Michael's Parish and its attached chapelry of Christ Church, including baptisms, marriages and some burials. These records include vital content as follows: 

AC (£)
FMP (£)
FREG =FreeReg
JOIN =Joiner's Marriage Index
LOPC=Lancashire Online Parish Clerk

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1541-1764; 1841-1882 1541-1764; 1841-1882 None
LOPC 1541-1900  1541-1901 1541-1896
JOIN 1813-1837
AC  1541-1764  1541-1764
AUGHTON CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1877) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS  None None None
LOPC 1877-1911 None - see parish (above) 1877-1920 
AC None None None

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions

Ormskirk Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.


Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites Church Website includes history of the church (PDF)


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date accessed: 29 August 2013.