Padgate, Lancashire Genealogy
PADGATE, an ecclesiastical district, in the parish and union of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 2 miles (N. E.) from the town of Warrington; containing about 1500 inhabitants. It is situated near the river Mersey, on the north side; the surface is very flat, and the soil generally sandy, in some parts peat. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Rector. The great tithes belong to Warwick hospital; the small tithes have been commuted for £150. The church, built in 1838, is a plain structure in the early English style: the parsonage-house and schools are built to correspond. There are two places of worship for Wesleyans. A chalybeate spring rises here.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 525-530. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51202 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.
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.
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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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