Lytham, Lancashire Genealogy
Lytham St Cuthbert is an Ancient Parish (1678) in the Amounderness deanery of the Diocese of the Diocese of Manchester from 1847.
The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.
"LYTHAM St Cuthbert, a parish, in the union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of Lancashire, 13 miles west by south from Preston. The church was rebuilt in 1834. A second church, at the entrance to the village from the Preston road, was commenced in June, 1847.
A Methodist meetinghouse has been recently built, and in the village is a Roman Catholic chapel.
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.
Important Online indexes of millions of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths are now available at Lancashire BMD
Lytham St Cuthbert's parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the web sites below and for the following ranges of years:
|LYTHAM ST CUTHBERT PARISH (1678) Indexes|
|LYTHAM ST ANNE'S ON THE SEA Chapelry (1873) Indexes|
|LYTHAM ST JOHN THE DIVINE Chapelry (1849) Indexes|
Lytham church registers may be accessed at the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 2RE, UK.
Also, microfilmed copies of original parish registers, Bishop’s transcripts, Nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records, are available via FamilySearch's Family History Library,Salt Lake City, Utah, USA or through one of its 4,600 FamilySearch Centers worldwide.
Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
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 306887.
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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.
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 203-208. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 July 2010.