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England go to Lancashire go to Lancashire Parishes

Here is List of Chapelries in Ormskirk Parish

Ormskirk Parish Church.JPG
Parish History

Ormskirk St Peter and Paul is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Lancashire. Scarisbrick is a chapelry of Ormskirk.Other places in the parish include: Newburgh, Bickerstaffe, Burscough, Lathom, and Skelmersdale.

The Church of St Peter and St Paul is in the market town of Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. Dating from no later than the 12th century, it is one of only three churches in England to have both a western tower and a central spire, and the only one to have them both at the same end of the church. It is an active Anglican parish church in the Diocese of Liverpool. It has been designated a Grade II* listed building by English Heritage. The exact date of the foundation of a church in Ormskirk is unclear, although it is likely that there was a church on the site of the present one in Saxon time. The Anglican parish of Ormskirk encompassed the settlements of Lathom, Burscough, Bickerstaffe, Scarisbrick and Skelmersdale. Parts of the present church existed in the 12th century, although the building has been altered and added to over successive centuries.

Here is an 1848 historical perspective of Ormskirk by the topographer, Samuel A. Lewis:

"ORMSKIRK St Peter and St Paul, a market town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire; containing, with the chapelry of Skelmersdale, and the townships of Bickerstaffe, Burscough, Lathom, and Scarisbrick, 13 miles north by northeast of Liverpool.

Another church was erected here in 1848; and at Bickerstaffe, Burscough, Lathom, and Skelmersdale are also chapels.

There are places of worship for Independents, Unitarians, and Wesleyans; also a Roman Catholic chapel, built about a century ago, and dedicated to St. Oswald.[1]


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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Church records [under construction]
■Burscough -
■Lathom Park Chapel, Ormskirk - 1837
■Scarisbrick - 1853
■Skelmersdale - 1817

Online Records

Lancaster St Mary'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 following web sites and ranges of years:

 [FS = FamilySearch.org; LOPC =  Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project]; FMP =  FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk; LBMDLancashire BMD.org.uk; AC = Ancestry.co.uk; FREG =FreeReg

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1557-1837 1557-1836  None
LOPC 1557-1901 1557-1911  1557-1906
LBMD None 1837-1955 None 
AC 1557-1626 1557-1626 1557-1626
FREG 1557-1901 var. yrs 1557-1901 var. yrs 1557-1901 var.yrs
BICKERSTAFFE HOLY TRINITY Chapelry '(1837) Indexes'
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD 1837-1929 1844-1956 1837-1929
FREG None None 1844-1868
BURSCOUGH ST JOHN Chapelry (1831) Indexes
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD  None 1848-1952 None
LATHAM PARK CHAPEL Chapelry (1837) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1755-1813 1847-1853  1842-1854
LOPC 1755-1900 1842-1900 1757-1854
LBMD None None None
AC 1639-1812 1639-1812 1639-1812
SCARISBRICK Chapelry (18) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
SKELMERSDALE Chapelry (18) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. 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. The first film number is 306902.

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Ormskirk Poor Law Union, Lancashire

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

The Ormskirk and District Family History Society
  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 479-483. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.