Euxton, Lancashire Genealogy
Euxton is a village and chapelry in Leyland Parish. The village is pronounced /ˈɛkstən/ "Exton") and is situated just to the south of Leyland, and to the west of Chorley.
Euxton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1711 from and lying within the boundaries of Leyland ancient parish.
Unusually the parish church has no dedication but was founded in the 14th century although there is evidence of an even earlier structure underneath. The chief architectural features are the windows in the north and south walls. The piscina and sedile belong to the 14th century and four other windows also date from the 14th century.
Today, Euxton parish church is a grade 2 listed structure able to seat 191 people for services.
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.
"EUXTON, a chapelry, in the parish and hundred ofLeyland, union of Chorley, N. division of Lancashire, 2 miles (W. N. W.) from Chorley. The chapel was erected in 1513. The Wesleyans have a place of worship; and attached to Euxton Hall is a Roman Catholic chapel built sometime before 1818.
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/
Transcripts for this parish may be found online.
Euxton chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Leyland 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|
|EUXTON Chapelry (1737) Indexes|
|LEYLAND ST ANDREW'S PARISH (1622) Indexes (ancient parish containing EUXTON Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Euxton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Leyland to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the LEYLAND 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 306912.
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.
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 186-191. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50951 Adapted. Date accessed: 29 June 2010.