Mitton, Lancashire Genealogy

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Parish History

Mitton is partly in Lancashire and partly in Yorkshire.

MITTON, a parish in the district of Clitheroe, and partly in Lancashire, but chiefly in W. R. Yorkshire; including a peninsular tract at the confluence of the rivers Hodder and Ribble, 2¼ miles SW of Clitheroe r. station. It was once a part of Whalley parish, Lancashire; and it contains the hamlets of Chaigley, Aighton, and Bailey in Lancashire, and the townships of Great Mitton, Bashall-Eaves, Waddington, West Bradford, and Grindleton in West Riding, Yorkshire. The church was built in the time of Edward III. There are chapels at Grindleton, Hurst-Green, and Waddington (which see).[1]

There were Wesleyan chapels in Grindleton and Waddington.


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.

Church records

Online Records

Mitton parish registers and those registers of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been transcribed and are displayed online at the web sites listed below and for the following ranges of years:

 [FS =; LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project; FMP =  Findmypast; FREG =; LBMDlancashirebmd; UKG = 


Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1610-1812



LOPC 1632-1812 1632-1841 1632-1812
LBMD None   None 
AC  None None None
GRINDLETON Chapelry (1744) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1745-1859 None 1802-1859
LOPC None None  None
LBMD None 1845-2004 None
WADDINGTON Chapelry (1599) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1599-1854 None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1837-1994; 1999-2010  None

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.

Mitton All Hallows parish registers may be found at the Manchester Archives and Local Studies, Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD.

Bishop's transcripts for Mitton, 1610-1812 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston PR1 RE2.
Lancashire Record Office: ref. DRM/2/221-230
Here's some of the microfilm copies of Middleton All Hallows Parish available at The Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A.. These can be circulated to any one of its satellite 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

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.

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

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Web sites


  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870)

For more information and records see Mitton, Yorkshire.