Lower Darwen, Lancashire Genealogy
DARWEN, LOWER, a township,in the parishand union of Blackburn, Lower division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 2¼ miles south by southeast of Blackburn. The chapel, now a district church, was completed in 1829, dedicated to St. James. The Wesleyan Methodists and Methodists of the New Connexion have places of worship here.
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.
Church of England
Lower Darwen St James chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Blackburn St Mary 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|
|LOWER DARWEN ST JAMES Chapelry (1829) Indexes|
|BLACKBURN ST MARY THE VIRGIN (1600) PARISH (ancient parish containing LOWER DARWEN Chapelry)|
|LOPC||1600-1611, 1614-1628, 1653-1848, 1854-1881||1600-1680, 1698-1705, 1722-1900||1651-1652, 1746-1900|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Lower Darwen St James and comprising the whole ancient parish of Blackburn St Mary to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BLACKBURN ST MARY 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. The first film number is 306892.
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. 104-118. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 July 2010.