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For other places with the same name see Broughton

St John's Church, Broughton Lancashire.jpg

Chapelry History

Broughton was created a chapelry in 1774 and from taken from and lying within the boundaries of Preston St John Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Dorton

The Church of St Johns has a tower dated 1533, the nave was rebuilt in 1826 and further refurbishment in 1906.

Broughton is a village and civil parish in the City of Preston, Lancashire, England, about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Preston city centre. The parish is included in Preston Rural North ward of Preston city council, and the Preston Rural division of Lancashire County council.

"BROUGHTON,a chapelry, in the parish and union of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the county of Lancaster; comprising the townships of Broughton, Barton, and Haighton; and containing 1320 inhabitants, of whom 695 are in the township of Broughton, 3¼ miles north by west of Preston. At Fernyhalgh is a Roman Catholic chapel, erected in 1795.[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 http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

Church records

Online Records

Church of England

Broughton chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Preston 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
AC = Ancestry.co.uk
FREG = FreeReg

BROUGHTON ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Chapelry  (1653) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1653-1900 1654-1900 None
LOPC 1725-1900 1653-1900 1724-1848
LBMD 1837-1937 1837-1998 1837-1937
FMP None 1676-1837 None
AC 1653-1804 1653-1804 1653-1804
PRESTON ST JOHN PARISH (1609) Indexes (ancient parish containing BROUGHTON Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
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
1837-1990 1878-1903
FMP None 1609-1837 None
AC 1611-1635 1611-1635 1611-1635

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Broughton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Preston to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESTON PARISH page.

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

Preston 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


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 409-412. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50837 Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.