Hurst Green, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

Hurst Green St John the Evangelist was created a chapelry in 1839, lying within the boundaries of Mitton, Lancashire Ancient Parish.

Hurst Green is a small village in the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire, England, connected in its history to the Jesuit school, Stonyhurst College.

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.

The modern parish is in the Dioces of Bradford.

HURST-GREEN, a village and a chapelry in Mitton parish, Lancashire. 3 miles northwest of Langho, and 6½ mprth of Blackburn. This chapelry commenced by the year 1843. 

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1872)


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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes

Church records

Online Records

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:

FS =
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
AC =
FREG = FreeReg

HURST GREEN ST JOHN Chapelry  (1871) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1871-2004 None
MITTON ALL HALLOWS PARISH (1610) Indexes (ancient parish containing HURST GREEN Chapelry)

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1610-1812 1620-1841 1609-1678
LOPC 1632-1812 1632-1841 1632-1812
LBMD None 1838-1997 None 

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


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

Clitheroe Poor Law Union, Lancashire

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites