GREAT ECCLESTON, a township chapelry,in the parish of St. Michael upon Wyre, union of Garstang, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles southwest of Garstang. The ecclesiastical district of Eccleston includes also Little Eccleston, Larbrick, and Elswick. The church, dedicated to St. Ann, stands on Copp Hill; it was built in 1723.
There are a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists, and a Roman Catholic chapel.
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 of England
Great Eccleston chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of St Michael on Wyre 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|
|COPP (or GREAT ECCLESTON) ST ANN Chapelry (1728) Indexes|
|ST MICHAEL ON WYRE PARISH (1659) Indexes (ancient parish containing GREAT ECCLESTON Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Great Eccleston and comprising the whole ancient parish of St Michael on Wyre to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ST MICHAEL ON WYRE 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 306889.
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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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 139-144. Adapted. Date accessed: 16 March 2012.