Euxton, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

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.[1]


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

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes

Transcripts for this parish may be found online.

Church records

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Census records

Index for the Census may be searched at FamilySearch Historical Records 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.

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  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 186-191. URL: Adapted. Date accessed: 29 June 2010.