Coppull, Lancashire Genealogy
Coppull is a village and was created originally as a chapel of ease, and stood within civil parish of Standish, Lancashire, England. It is part of the borough of Chorley, lies around 300 feet (91 m) above sea level and has a population of around 7,600. It is bounded by Whittle Brook, Clancutt Brook, the River Yarrow, Eller Brook, Hic-Bibi Brook and Stars Brook. Coppull is located between Chorley and Standish, Greater Manchester, to the east of the A49 road near Charnock Richard.
Coppull was archaically known as Cophulle, Crophull or Crophill, meaning "a cropped hill" or a "hill rising to a peak”.
Coppull was created a chapel of ease in 1717, taken from and lying within Standish Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Welsh Whittle and Charnock Richard.
The present church with no dedication in Chapel Lane was rebuilt in 1861.
The first mention of Coppull came in 1215 as Coppull of Worthington. By 1830 Coppull was a rather unimportant agricultural area of a few cottages, houses and farms, and a small chapel to the east.
After 1850 Coppull grew rapidly, many new rows of houses were built to house coal miners and factory workers. There were many collieries and deep shafts were sunk for the John Pit, Springfield Pit, Blainscough, Hic Bibi, Darlingtons, Ellerbeck, Birkacre and Pearsons mines. Mineral lines carried coal tubs to the main railway. Brickworks at Hic Bibi, Coppull Moor and off Mike Lane used Coppull clay for this industrial boom.
"COPPULL, a township and a chapelry in Standish parish, Lancashire. This township is 6 miles north and west of Wigan. The chapelry was created by 1793. There was built a Wesleyan chapel as well."
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 of England
Coppull chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Standish 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|
|COPPULL Chapelry (1693) Indexes|
|STANDISH ST WILFRID PARISH (1560) Indexes (ancient parish containing COPPULL Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Coppull and comprising the whole ancient parish of Standish to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the STANDISH PARISH page.
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 306913.
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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- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales(1870)