Feniscowles, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

Feniscowles or sometimes known as "PLEASINGTON, a township with a district chapelry, in the parish, union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 2 miles west by south of Blackburn. The chapel was built at Feniscowles in 1840 and is dedicated to Emmanuel. The district assigned to the church includes the whole of Pleasington, and parts of Livesey and Hoghton.

A Roman Catholic chapel was also built here.[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.

Church records

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Census records

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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Web sites

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  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 576-578. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51216 Adapted. Date accessed: 30 June 2010.