Great Sankey, Lancashire Genealogy
SANKEY, GREAT, a chapelry, in the parish of Prescot, union of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 2¾ miles west from Warrington. The chapel, dedicated to St. Mary, was built by the year 1728. As of 1847, there was a Sunday school in the chapelry.
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 Sankey chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Prescot 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|
|GREAT SANKEY ST MARY Chapelry (1649) Indexes|
|FS||1649-1880||1658-1683, 1730-1750, 1842-1913||None|
|'PRESCOT ST MARY'PARISH (1531) Indexes(ancient parish containing GREAT SANKEY)|
|FS||1580-1632, 1770-1776, 1813-1828, 1861-1900||1576-1900||1770-1775, 1812-1900|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Great Sankey and comprising the whole ancient parish of Prescot to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESCOT ST MARY 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 306904.
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
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 15-20. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51255 Adapted. Date accessed: 21 July 2010.