Claughton St Chad, Lancashire Genealogy
Claughton St Chad is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire. From 1847 it was in the Tunstall deanery of the Diocese of Manchester. It should not be confused with Garstang, Lancashire which includes Claughton village.
The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.
St Chad's Church was closed by the Church of England in 2002 due to a decline in the number of worshippers and the fact that the building was in need of modernisation. The church was part of the Hornby with Claughton parish. There was a church on the site as early as 1100.
There is a brick works in the village, and aerial ropeways above the road transport clay from Claughton Moor
"CLAUGHTON St Chad, a parish, in the hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles northeast by east of Lancaster. The original church was built in 1070; the present edifice in 1815."
There were no known chapelries in Claughton St Chad's Parish.
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 Online Records
Extensive online content for the parish of Bury St Mary's is now available to view, mostly at no cost. The following web sites provide wonderful views for searching in this parish and some of its satellite chapelries, as follows:
<sup>[Note: FS = FamilySearch.org; LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project;AC = Ancestry.co.uk]</sup>
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 620-623. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50880 Date accessed: 29 June 2010.