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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]] <br>Below is the list of the&nbsp;approximately 76 ancient parishes (with links) that comprise Lancashire. Each parish&nbsp;link contains a treasure of information--including information about the creation of and parish/chapel history, about census records, civil registration of births, marriages and deaths,&nbsp;and&nbsp;numerous church record links to&nbsp;online data from baptism, marriage and burial (and etc) registers.
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[[England Genealogy|England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Genealogy|Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]  
  
The county's&nbsp;76 parishes, unlike most other England counties, possessed&nbsp;just&nbsp;over 400 chapelries. These smaller chapels (chapelries) subdivided each parish&nbsp;to which they were attached with Manchester possessing by far the greatest number of chapels within its boundary (with approximately 150, by 1885!), and making it England's&nbsp;largest parish.  
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Below is the list of the approximately 76 ancient parishes (with links) that comprise Lancashire. Each parish link contains a treasure of information-including information about the creation of and parish/chapel history, about census records, civil registration of births, marriages and deaths, and numerous church record links to on-line data from baptism, marriage and burial (and etc.) registers.  
  
Click the link (below) to find out&nbsp;which chapelries were attached to each ancient parish and then be certain to search for your ancestor in not only the parish registers&nbsp;but in''&nbsp;all'' of those chapelries (their registers as well)&nbsp;which are attached to&nbsp;each ancient parish.  
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The county's 76 parishes, unlike most other England counties, possessed just over 400 chapelries. These smaller chapels (chapelries) subdivided each parish to which they were attached with Manchester possessing by far the greatest number of chapels within its boundary (with approximately 150, by 1885!), and making it England's largest parish.
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Click the link (below) to find out which chapelries were attached to each ancient parish and then be certain to search for your ancestor in not only the parish registers but in''all'' of those chapelries (their registers as well) which are attached to each ancient parish.  
  
 
You can click a "Comprehensive List of Chapelries" link in each Parish page to view and printout a list of chapelries attached to the parish.  
 
You can click a "Comprehensive List of Chapelries" link in each Parish page to view and printout a list of chapelries attached to the parish.  
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#Where available, always search indexes first.  
 
#Where available, always search indexes first.  
#For the sake of thoroughness in research, always search&nbsp;registers of the ancient parish&nbsp;then <u>accurately identify</u> and search&nbsp;the registers of each&nbsp;of its attached chapelries within its boundary.
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#For the sake of thoroughness in research, always search registers of the ancient parish then ''accurately identify'' and search the registers of each of its attached chapelries within its boundary.
  
These are&nbsp;"must-do" steps, in order to locate and prove Lancashire ancestral connections in especially the pre-Civil Registration period (pre-1837).  
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These are "must-do" steps, in order to locate and prove Lancashire ancestral connections in especially the pre-Civil Registration period (pre-1837).  
  
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| [[Aldingham, Lancashire|'''A'''ldingham]]  
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| width="220" | [[Aldingham, Lancashire Genealogy|Aldingham]]  
| [[Altcar, Lancashire|'''A'''ltcar]]  
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| width="220" | [[Altcar, Lancashire Genealogy|Altcar]]  
| [[Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire|'''A'''shton in Makerfield St Thomas]] (became a parish in 1845)
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| width="220" | [[Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire Genealogy|Ashton in Makerfield St Thomas]] (became a parish in 1845)
 
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| [[Ashton under Lyne St Michael, Lancashire|Ashton under Lyne St Michael]]  
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| [[Ashton under Lyne St Michael, Lancashire Genealogy|Ashton under Lyne St Michael]]  
| [[Aughton, Lancashire|Aughton]] &nbsp;
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| [[Aughton, Lancashire Genealogy|Aughton]]  
| [[Bispham, Lancashire|Bispham]]
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| [[Bispham, Lancashire Genealogy|Bispham]]
 
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| [[Blackburn St Mary, Lancashire|Blackburn St Mary]]  
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| [[Blackburn St Mary, Lancashire Genealogy|Blackburn St Mary]]  
| [[Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire|Bolton le Moors St Peter]]  
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| [[Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire Genealogy|Bolton le Moors St Peter]]  
| [[Bolton le Sands, Lancashire|Bolton le Sands]]
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| [[Bolton le Sands, Lancashire Genealogy|Bolton le Sands]]
 
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| [[Brindle, Lancashire|Brindle]]  
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| [[Brindle, Lancashire Genealogy|Brindle]]  
| [[Bury St Mary, Lancashire|Bury St Mary]]  
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| [[Bury St Mary, Lancashire Genealogy|Bury St Mary]]  
| [[Cartmel, Lancashire|Cartmel]]
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| [[Cartmel, Lancashire Genealogy|Cartmel]]
 
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| [[Childwall, Lancashire|Childwall]]  
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| [[Childwall, Lancashire Genealogy|Childwall]]  
| [[Chorley St Laurence, Lancashire|Chorley St Laurence]]  
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| [[Chorley St Laurence, Lancashire Genealogy|Chorley St Laurence]]  
| [[Claughton St Chad, Lancashire|Claughton St Chad]]
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| [[Claughton St Chad, Lancashire Genealogy|Claughton St Chad]]
 
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| [[Cockerham, Lancashire|Cockerham]]&nbsp;  
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| [[Cockerham, Lancashire Genealogy|Cockerham]]&nbsp;  
| [[Colton, Lancashire|Colton]]  
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| [[Colton, Lancashire Genealogy|Colton]]  
| [[Croft with Southworth, Lancashire|Croft with Southworth]]
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| [[Croft with Southworth, Lancashire Genealogy|Croft with Southworth]]
 
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| [[Croston, Lancashire|Croston]]  
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| [[Croston, Lancashire Genealogy|Croston]]  
| [[Dalton in Furness, Lancashire|Dalton in Furness]]  
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| [[Dalton in Furness, Lancashire Genealogy|Dalton in Furness]]  
| [[Deane, Lancashire|Deane]]
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| [[Deane, Lancashire Genealogy|Deane]]
 
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| [[Eccles, Lancashire|Eccles]]  
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| [[Eccles, Lancashire Genealogy|Eccles]]  
| [[Eccleston, Lancashire|Eccleston St Mary]]&nbsp;(near Croston)  
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| [[Eccleston, Lancashire Genealogy|Eccleston St Mary]] (near Croston)  
| [[Flixton, Lancashire|Flixton]]
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| [[Flixton, Lancashire Genealogy|Flixton]]
 
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| [[Garstang, Lancashire|Garstang]]  
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| [[Garstang, Lancashire Genealogy|Garstang]]  
| [[Golborne, Lancashire|Golborne]]  
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| [[Golborne, Lancashire Genealogy|Golborne]]  
| [[Halsall, Lancashire|Halsall]]
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| [[Halsall, Lancashire Genealogy|Halsall]]
 
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| [[Halton, Lancashire|Halton]]  
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| [[Halton, Lancashire Genealogy|Halton]]  
| [[Hawkshead, Lancashire|Hawkshead]]  
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| [[Hawkshead, Lancashire Genealogy|Hawkshead]]  
| [[Hesketh with Becconsall, Lancashire|Hesketh with Becconsall]]
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| [[Hesketh with Becconsall, Lancashire Genealogy|Hesketh with Becconsall]]
 
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| [[Heysham, Lancashire|Heysham]]  
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| [[Heysham, Lancashire Genealogy|Heysham]]  
| [[Hoole, Lancashire|Hoole]]  
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| [[Hoole, Lancashire Genealogy|Hoole]]  
| [[Huyton, Lancashire|Huyton]]
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| [[Huyton, Lancashire Genealogy|Huyton]]
 
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| [[Kirkby Ireleth, Lancashire|Kirkby Ireleth]]  
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| [[Kirkby Ireleth, Lancashire Genealogy|Kirkby Ireleth]]  
| [[Kirkham, Lancashire|Kirkham]]  
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| [[Kirkham, Lancashire Genealogy|Kirkham]]  
| [[Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire|Lancaster St Mary]]
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| [[Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire Genealogy|Lancaster St Mary]]
 
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| [[Leigh, Lancashire|Leigh]]  
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| [[Leigh, Lancashire Genealogy|Leigh]]  
| [[Leyland, Lancashire|Leyland]]  
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| [[Leyland, Lancashire Genealogy|Leyland]]  
| [[Liverpool St Peter and St Nicholas, Lancashire|Liverpool St Peter and St Nicholas]]
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| [[Liverpool St Peter and St Nicholas, Lancashire Genealogy|Liverpool St Peter and St Nicholas]]
 
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| [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Lytham,_Lancashire Lytham]  
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| [[Lytham, Lancashire Genealogy|Lytham]]  
| [[Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire|Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys]]  
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| [[Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire Genealogy|Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys]]  
| [[Melling, Lancashire|Melling]]
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| [[Melling, Lancashire Genealogy|Melling]]
 
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| [[Middleton, Lancashire|Middleton]]  
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| [[Middleton, Lancashire Genealogy|Middleton]]  
| [[Mitton, Lancashire|Mitton St Michael]]  
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| [[Mitton, Lancashire Genealogy|Mitton St Michael]]  
| [[Newchurch, Lancashire|Newchurch]]
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| [[Newchurch, Lancashire Genealogy|Newchurch]]
 
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| [[North Meols, Lancashire|North Meols]]  
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| [[North Meols, Lancashire Genealogy|North Meols]]  
| [[Ormskirk, Lancashire|<font color="#0066cc">Ormskirk</font>]]  
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| [[Ormskirk, Lancashire Genealogy|Ormskirk]]  
| [[Pennington, Lancashire|Pennington]]
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| [[Pennington, Lancashire Genealogy|Pennington]]
 
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| [[Penwortham, Lancashire|Penwortham]]  
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| [[Penwortham, Lancashire Genealogy|Penwortham]]  
| [[Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire|Poulton le Fylde]]  
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| [[Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire Genealogy|Poulton le Fylde]]  
| [[Prescot, Lancashire|Prescot]]
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| [[Prescot, Lancashire Genealogy|Prescot]]
 
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| [[Preston St John, Lancashire|Preston St John]]  
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| [[Preston St John, Lancashire Genealogy|Preston St John]]  
| [[Prestwich St Mary, Lancashire|Prestwich St Mary]]  
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| [[Prestwich St Mary, Lancashire Genealogy|Prestwich St Mary]]  
 
| [[Radcliffe, St Mary Lancashire|Radcliffe St Mary]]
 
| [[Radcliffe, St Mary Lancashire|Radcliffe St Mary]]
 
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| [[Ribchester, Lancashire|Ribchester]]  
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| [[Ribchester, Lancashire Genealogy|Ribchester]]  
| [[Rochdale St Chad, Lancashire|Rochdale St Chad]]  
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| [[Rochdale St Chad, Lancashire Genealogy|Rochdale St Chad]]  
| [[Rufford, Lancashire|Rufford]]
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| [[Rufford, Lancashire Genealogy|Rufford]]
 
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| [[Sefton, Lancashire|Sefton]]  
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| [[Sefton, Lancashire Genealogy|Sefton]]  
| [[St Michael on Wyre, Lancashire|St Michael on Wyre]]  
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| [[St Michael on Wyre, Lancashire Genealogy|St Michael on Wyre]]  
| [[Standish, Lancashire|Standish]]
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| [[Standish, Lancashire Genealogy|Standish]]
 
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| [[Tarleton, Lancashire|Tarleton]]  
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| [[Tarleton, Lancashire Genealogy|Tarleton]]  
| [[Tatham, Lancashire|Tatham]]  
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| [[Tatham, Lancashire Genealogy|Tatham]]  
| [[Thornton in Lonsdale, Lancashire|Thornton in Lonsdale]]
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| [[Thornton in Lonsdale, Lancashire Genealogy|Thornton in Lonsdale]]
 
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| [[Tunstal, Lancashire|Tunstal]]  
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| [[Tunstal, Lancashire Genealogy|Tunstal]]  
| [[Ulverston St Mary, Lancashire|Ulverston St Mary]]  
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| [[Ulverston St Mary, Lancashire Genealogy|Ulverston St Mary]]  
| [[Urswick, Lancashire|Urswick]]&nbsp;
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| [[Urswick, Lancashire Genealogy|Urswick]]
 
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| [[Walton on the Hill St Mary, Lancashire|Walton on the Hill St Mary]]  
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| [[Walton on the Hill St Mary, Lancashire Genealogy|Walton on the Hill St Mary]]  
| [[Warrington St Elphin, Lancashire|Warrington St Elphin]]  
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| [[Warrington St Elphin, Lancashire Genealogy|Warrington St Elphin]]  
| [[Warton (near Lancaster), Lancashire|Warton (near Lancaster)]]
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| [[Warton (near Lancaster), Lancashire Genealogy|Warton (near Lancaster)]]
 
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| [[Whalley, Lancashire|Whalley]]  
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| [[Whalley, Lancashire Genealogy|Whalley]]  
| [[Whittington, Lancashire|Whittington]]  
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| [[Whittington, Lancashire Genealogy|Whittington]]  
| [[Wigan All Saints, Lancashire|Wigan All Saints]]
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| [[Wigan All Saints, Lancashire Genealogy|Wigan All Saints]]
 
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| [[Winwick, Lancashire|Winwick]]  
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| [[Winwick, Lancashire Genealogy|Winwick]]  
 
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[[Category:Lancashire Parishes]]

Latest revision as of 02:24, 10 January 2016

England Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Parishes

Below is the list of the approximately 76 ancient parishes (with links) that comprise Lancashire. Each parish link contains a treasure of information-including information about the creation of and parish/chapel history, about census records, civil registration of births, marriages and deaths, and numerous church record links to on-line data from baptism, marriage and burial (and etc.) registers.

The county's 76 parishes, unlike most other England counties, possessed just over 400 chapelries. These smaller chapels (chapelries) subdivided each parish to which they were attached with Manchester possessing by far the greatest number of chapels within its boundary (with approximately 150, by 1885!), and making it England's largest parish.

Click the link (below) to find out which chapelries were attached to each ancient parish and then be certain to search for your ancestor in not only the parish registers but inall of those chapelries (their registers as well) which are attached to each ancient parish.

You can click a "Comprehensive List of Chapelries" link in each Parish page to view and printout a list of chapelries attached to the parish.

Key Strategies:

  1. Where available, always search indexes first.
  2. For the sake of thoroughness in research, always search registers of the ancient parish then accurately identify and search the registers of each of its attached chapelries within its boundary.

These are "must-do" steps, in order to locate and prove Lancashire ancestral connections in especially the pre-Civil Registration period (pre-1837).

Aldingham Altcar Ashton in Makerfield St Thomas (became a parish in 1845)
Ashton under Lyne St Michael Aughton Bispham
Blackburn St Mary Bolton le Moors St Peter Bolton le Sands
Brindle Bury St Mary Cartmel
Childwall Chorley St Laurence Claughton St Chad
Cockerham  Colton Croft with Southworth
Croston Dalton in Furness Deane
Eccles Eccleston St Mary (near Croston) Flixton
Garstang Golborne Halsall
Halton Hawkshead Hesketh with Becconsall
Heysham Hoole Huyton
Kirkby Ireleth Kirkham Lancaster St Mary
Leigh Leyland Liverpool St Peter and St Nicholas
Lytham Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys Melling
Middleton Mitton St Michael Newchurch
North Meols Ormskirk Pennington
Penwortham Poulton le Fylde Prescot
Preston St John Prestwich St Mary Radcliffe St Mary
Ribchester Rochdale St Chad Rufford
Sefton St Michael on Wyre Standish
Tarleton Tatham Thornton in Lonsdale
Tunstal Ulverston St Mary Urswick
Walton on the Hill St Mary Warrington St Elphin Warton (near Lancaster)
Whalley Whittington Wigan All Saints
Winwick