Barton, Lancashire Genealogy
BARTON, a township, in the parish and union of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the County of Lancaster, 4½ miles north by northwest of Preston. The township constitutes part of the Chapelry of Broughton. Also, there was a private chapel built from private subscription on the Barton Estate "for the convenience of the tenantry, the surplus seats being let to the inhabitants of the adjoining township of Myerscough". While this chapel was in existence before the Reformation, the church registers do not commence until the year 1850.
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
Barton chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Preston St. John to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|BARTON ST LAWRENCE Chapelry (1850) Indexes|
|PRESTON ST JOHN PARISH (1609) Indexes (ancient parish containing BARTON Chapelry)|
|FS||1611-1635, 1732, 1767-1792, 1795-1900||1611-1631, 1654-1704, 1729-1906||1731-1732, 1763-1792, 1795-1946|
|LOPC||1753-1770, 1776-1825, 1828-1861, 1863-1932||1611-1635, 1726-1839, 1841-1847, 1868-1902||1753-1770, 1775-1792, 1795-1827, 1858-1861, 1864-1872|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Barton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Preston to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESTON ST JOHN PARISH page.
Lancashire Online Parish Clerks
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
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
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.
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 161-164. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50782 Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.