Hurst Green, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Hurst Green, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
HURST-GREEN (St John the Evangelist), a village in the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire and a chapelry in Mitton parish, Lancashire. 3 miles northwest of Langho, and 6½ north of Blackburn. It was created in 1839. This chapelry commenced by the year 1843. The modern parish is in the Diocese of Bradford.
With the founding of Stonyhurst Hall, by Richard Shireburn in 1592, the hamlet of Hurst Green (about a mile away) began to develop, as often happens with the building of Manor Houses. The hamlet’s development continued, once the College was founded in 1794 and today is a popular tourist destination. It remains a small rural village.
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/
Church of England
Hurst Green chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Mitton to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|HURST GREEN ST JOHN Chapelry (1871) Indexes|
|MITTON ALL HALLOWS PARISH (1610) Indexes (ancient parish containing HURST GREEN Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Hurst Green and comprising the whole ancient parish of Mitton to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the MITTON 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.
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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- Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales(1872)