Bickerstaffe, Lancashire Genealogy
Bickerstaffe Holy Trinity was created a chapelry in 1843 from Ormskirk, Lancashire Ancient Parish.
Bickerstaffe is a village and civil parish in the West Lancashire district of Lancashire, England. The village is near junction 3 of the M58 motorway, and is about four miles west of Skelmersdale.
In the seventeenth century, Bickerstaffe was an important local centre of the Quakers in West Lancashire.
"BICKERSTAFFE, a township and ecclesiastical district, in the parish and union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles southeast of Ormskirk. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was built in 1843."
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 http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
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. The first film number is 306902.
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
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 228-233. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50796 Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.