Cockerham, Lancashire Genealogy
Cockerham St Michael is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire. Other places in the parish include: Cleveley, Forton, Thurnham with Abbey Farm, Crook Farm, Light House and Brow House, Thurnham, and Holleth. The village of Cockerham is located on the River Cocker, at the estuary of the River Lune and close by Cockersand Abbey, Lancashire Cockerham has lain within the historic county boundaries of Lancashire since the Middle Ages. It formed a township and parish within the hundred of Lonsdale and district of Lancaster. Between 1894 and 1974, Cockerham lay within the Lancaster Rural District. It is now part of the City Of Lancaster.
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.
"COCKERHAM St Michael, a parish, in the unions of Garstang and Lancaster, partly in the hundred of Amounderness, but chiefly in the hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster; comprising the chapelry of Ellel, and part of the townships of Cleveley, Forton, and Holleth, 7 miles south from Lancaster. There are chapels at Ellel, Dolphinholme, and Shirehead." Which see.
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/
Online Records The parish registers for Cockerham Parish have been transcribed and are available online at the following web sites and the specified range 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|
|COCKERHAM ST MICHAEL PARISH (1595) Indexes|
|DOLPHINHOLME St John the Evangelist Chapelry (1839) Indexes|
|ELLEL ST JOHN Chapelry (1726) Indexes|
|SHIRESHEAD Chapelry (1742) Indexes - partly also in Garstang Parish (see)|
These parish and chapel registers of baptisms, marriages and burials are held at the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston PR1 2RE, UK. Also, microfilmed copies of these same church registers are held at and may be circulated to the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, USA and its over 4,600 familysearch centers worldwide.
Cockerham- St Michael Parish Registers
Baptisms-1659-1743- MFPR 1011
Baptisms-1744-1893- MFPR 1012
Baptisms Transcript-1595-1658- 929.3272 C14
Burials-1659-1743- MFPR 1011
Burials-1744-1812- MFPR 1012
Burials-1813-1843- MFPR 1013
Burials Transcript-1595-1657- 929.3272 C14
Marriages-1659-1743- MFPR 1011
Marriages-1744-1840- MFPR 1012
Marriages-1841-1874- MFPR 1013
Marriages Transcript-1595-1657- 929.3272 C14
For possible viewing of some of these original registers of the above please also visit The Manchester Room, at Greater Manchester County Record Office, Manchester Central Library.
The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)
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 306914.
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. 647-654. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50887 Adapted. Date accessed: 29 June 2010.