Hambleton, Lancashire Genealogy
It was founded as chapel before 1567 when Queen Elizabeth I was petitioned for it to be called Our Ladie Chapell. Hambleton stood within the boundaries of Kirkham, Lancashire Ancient Parish.
The nave of the old chapel rebuilt in 1749 is still part of the building which was altered in 1877. the present look was established after extensive restructuring in 1973 and further disabled access and loop system for hearing impaired was installed in 2009.
"HAMBLETON, an ecclesiastical parish [chapelry], in the parish of Kirkham, union of Garstang, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of Lancashire, 17 miles northwest by west of Preston. Hambleton long formed a chapelry in the parish, erected in 1749."
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/
Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
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any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed.
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis(1848), pp. 387-391. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51001 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.