Lancashire Ancient Parishes
Return to the Lancashire Parishes page.
Below is the list of Lancashire's 75 ancient parishes that comprise it. Each link contains a treasure of information--including information about the creation of and parish/chapel history, about census records and especially numerous church record links to parish online data from baptism, marriage and burial (and etc) registers.
Key Strategy: Lancashire and its 75 parishes, unlike most other England counties, is comprised of over 400 chapelries. These chapelries subdivided each parish to which they were attached.
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 both or all of those chapelries 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. For the sake of thoroughness in research, searching all attached chapels as well as in the parish registers is a "must-do" step, in order to locate and prove Lancashire ancestral connections.