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*the [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/ Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project]  
 
*the [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/ Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project]  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] has indexed approximately 40 percent of the county's parishes and chapelries  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] has indexed approximately 40 percent of the county's parishes and chapelries  
*[http://www.FindMyPast.co.uk FindMyPast.co.uk ]- some Lancashire data from its church registers ($)
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*[http://www.FindMyPast.co.uk FindMyPast.co.uk ]- some Lancashire data from its church registers ($)  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.co.uk Ancestry.co.uk] - has about 1.2 million Lancashire entries; most of which is currently already in one or more of the above databases
 
*[http://www.ancestry.co.uk Ancestry.co.uk] - has about 1.2 million Lancashire entries; most of which is currently already in one or more of the above databases
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<br>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
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The Family History Library has microfilmed by far the vast majority of Lancashire's original parish and chapelry registers, Bishop's transcripts,&nbsp;and these are available for ordering to and personally searching at any of the over [https://www.familysearch.org/locations 4,600 FamilySearch Centers] available worldwide.
  
 
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Revision as of 20:10, 2 June 2012

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Here is a List of Chapelries in Eccleston Parish.

The Parish Church of St Mary, Eccleston Lancashire.jpg

Parish History

Eccleston St Mary (near Croston) is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire.

Other places in the parish include: Heskin, Wrightington, and Parbold.

Eccleston is a village and civil parish of the Borough of Chorley in Lancashire, England. It is beside the River Yarrow and was formerly an agricultural and later a weaving settlement.
Its name came from the Celtic word "eglēs" meaning a church, and the Old English word "tūn" meaning a farmstead or settlement - i.e. a settlement by a Romano-British church.

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.

"ECCLESTON St Mary, a parish, in the union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of the county of Lancaster; comprising the townships of Eccleston, Heskin, Parbold, and Wrightington, 5 miles west of  Chorley. There is a second incumbency at Douglas." [1]

Do not confuse (this) Eccleston St Mary's Parish with Eccleston Christ Church, a chapelry only--and a separate place, lying near to and within the parish of Prescot ancient parish.

Resources

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


Church records

Here are four excellent web sites containing extremely useful and valuable resources for researching in Lancashire parishes (73) and their numerous chapelries (over 500), include the following ones:

The Family History Library has microfilmed by far the vast majority of Lancashire's original parish and chapelry registers, Bishop's transcripts, and these are available for ordering to and personally searching at any of the over 4,600 FamilySearch Centers available worldwide.

Census records

Index for the Census may be searched at FamilySearch Historical Records

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Chorley 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 A. Lewis (pub. 1848), pp. 139-144. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50939 Date accessed: 29 June 2010.