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Guide to '''Prescot, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
 
See "[[A Comprehensive List of Prescot Parish Chapelries]]"  
 
See "[[A Comprehensive List of Prescot Parish Chapelries]]"  
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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
PRESCOT (St. Mary), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster; containing 35,902 inhabitants, of whom 5451 are in the town, 8 miles (E. N. E.) from Liverpool, 51 (S.) from Lancaster, and 197 (N. W.) from London. This town, which covers 186 acres, stands on an eminence, on the road from Liverpool to Manchester, and commands an extensive view of the surrounding country, the Cheshire hills, and the Welsh mountains. It lies principally on a substratum of coal, several mines of which are excavated to its very edge; and the collieries not only furnish abundant employment to the labouring class, but supply fuel at a cheap rate to the inhabitants, and essentially promote the manufacturing interest of the district. The watch-making business is a chief pursuit in the town and its vicinity, where there are a great number of master watch-makers, who employ several hundred workmen: this branch of trade was introduced about the year 1730, by Mr. John Miller, of Yorkshire, and the district has long been noted for the superior construction of watch-tools and motion-work, viz.: springs, wheels, hands, and all the minute and delicate parts of the mechanism. The drawing of pinion wire, extending to 50 different sizes, and remarkable for its adaptation to the requisite purposes, originated here; and small files, considered to be of unparalleled excellence, are exported in large quantities. The manufacture of coarse earthenware, especially sugar moulds, has been established for a very long period, the clay of the neighbourhood being peculiarly adapted to that purpose; and a few persons are employed in the cotton business; the manufacture of glass bottles is likewise carried on. The Liverpool and Manchester railway passes about one mile south of the town. Among the public buildings and institutions of Prescot, are, a town-hall, erected in 1765; a mechanics' institute, in 1839; a sessions-house; a prison, built in 1811; and some gas-works, in 1834. A charter for a market and fair was granted in the 7th of Edward III.: there are now two markets, on Tuesday and Saturday; also a fair every fortnight for cattle, from Shrove-Tuesday to the first Tuesday in May. The inhabitants have, since the time of Henry VII., claimed exemption from serving on juries, except within the manor, also from the payment of all tolls to public markets, with divers other privileges. A court baron is held six times a year; and a court leet on the festival of Corpus Christi, when a coroner for the manor and liberty is appointed. There is a court of requests, for the recovery of debts to any amount, at which the steward of the manor presides; and petty-sessions for the Prescot division of the hundred take place once a month. The parish consists of the chapelries of Farnworth, Rainford, St. Helen's, and Great Sankey, and the townships of Bold, Cronton, Cuerdley, Ditton, Eccleston, Parr, Penketh, Prescot, Rainhill, Sutton, Whiston, Widness, and Windle. It comprises by measurement 36,000 acres of land; the soil is generally a rich, sandy, vegetable loam, principally in pasture, but yielding also potatoes and grain in abundance. The Mersey winds along the southern verge of the parish; and at Cuerdley Marsh, a little below the point at which it receives the river Sankey, it opens into a wide arm. To the south of Widness, the Mersey is contracted into a confined passage, denominated Runcorn-Gap, where (on the Cheshire side) the Duke of Bridgewater's canal terminates, and where the Sankey canal, and the St. Helen's and Runcorn-Gap railway, communicate with the river. The Sankey, rising on Rainford Moss in two branches, and passing on the south of St. Helen's, whence it is accompanied by the Sankey canal, is lost in the Mersey a little to the south of Sankey Bridges, at the east-southeast extremity of the parish. East of St. Helen's it is increased by a brook from Billinge, on the north, and by another from Rainhill, on the south; and flows eastward for some distance, when it winds directly south under a magnificent viaduct of the Manchester railway. The principal old mansions in the parish are, Bold Hall; Peel, in Widness; Eccleston Hall; and Halsnead, in Whiston, a large mansion of brick, standing on the margin of the town, yet overlooking a noble expanse of country, the seat of Richard Willis, Esq. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £24. 10.; net income, about £1500; patrons and impropriators, the Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient edifice, of which the old steeple was, in 1789, struck by lightning, and replaced by an elegant tower and spire, 156 feet high. The interior is very beautiful, and the roof constructed of noble timber arches; an eastern window of painted glass, representing the Four Evangelists, was inserted in 1846, by Miss Chorley, at a cost of £300. Of numerous monuments, are, one of great elegance, by Westmacott, to William Atherton, Esq.; and a curious one, of Captain Ogle, who is represented standing erect, against the chancel wall, near the altar: he was one of the officers who defended Lathom House. There are churches at Eccleston, Farnworth, Parr, Rainford, Rainhill, St. Helen's, Great Sankey, and Sutton. The Unitarians, Primitive Methodists, and Wesleyans, have places of worship in the town; and at Portico, a mile and a half on the east, is a Roman Catholic chapel, a plain structure, built in 1790, at a cost of £1500, and dedicated to St. Nicholas: the priest has a house, and 10 Cheshire acres of land. The free grammar school, which is of somewhat uncertain foundation, was endowed by various benefactors, and in 1759 the present schoolhouse was built by subscription: the income is estimated at £159. It has a preference to seven fellowships in Brasenose College, Oxford; and two exhibitions to the same college, for natives of Prescot, educated in the school. In 1824, Mrs. Jane Chorley bequeathed the sum of £2000, for establishing a girls' school; and there are some almshouses founded and endowed originally by Oliver Lyme, to which several additions have been made. Among the numerous other benefactions to the parish are funds for apprenticing children, and schools are supported at various places. The poor-law union embraces 20 townships, and contains a population of 43,739: part of the parish is in the union of Warrington. The celebrated tragedian, John Philip Kemble, was born here in 1757.
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PRESCOT (St Mary), a market-town and '''parish''', and the head of a union, in the hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 8 miles east by northeast of Liverpool. The parish consists of the '''chapelries''' of Farnworth, Rainford, St. Helen's, and Great Sankey, and the townships of Bold, Cronton (which had at one time, '''31 Nonconformist chapels''' in the area--mostly Welsh), Cuerdley, Ditton (Hough Green), Eccleston, Parr, Penketh, Prescot, Rainhill, Sutton, Whiston, Widness, and Windle. There are chapels at Eccleston, Farnworth, Parr, Rainford, Rainhill, St. Helen's, Great Sankey, and Sutton. The '''Unitarians''', '''Primitive Methodists''', and '''Wesleyan Methodists''', have places of worship in the town; and at Portico, a mile and a half on the east, is a '''Roman Catholic''' chapel, built in 1790, and dedicated to St Nicholas.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51222#s14 A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' (1848), pp. 605-609. Adapted. Date accessed: 1 October 2013.</ref>
 
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From: ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 605-609. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51222 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
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
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===== '''Online Records'''  =====
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Prescot St. Mary parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed&nbsp;online at the following web sites and ranges of years''':'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''ECCLESTON-ST HELENS CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry&nbsp; (1838) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/St-Helens/sthelen/index.html '''1676-1687, 1697-1700, 1813-1850''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/St-Helens/sthelen/index.html 1813-1850]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/St-Helens/sthelen/index.html 1697-1700, 1813-1850]'''
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/birthind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-1935''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/deathind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-1850''']
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1713-1812''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1713-1837]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1713-1812]'''
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''SUTTON ST NICHOLAS Chapelry&nbsp; (1849) Indexes'''
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1849-1873]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1850-1893''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1850-1871, 1887-1888''']
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/St-Helens/stnicholas/index.html 1849-1892]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/St-Helens/stnicholas/index.html 1850-1897]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/St-Helens/stnicholas/index.html 1850-1888]'''
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1850-1968]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl 1849-1892]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl 1850-1897]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None<br>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''WHISTON Chapelry&nbsp; (1865) Indexes'''
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1868-1870; 1892-1894]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1868-1870; 1892-1894]'''
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://lancashirebmd.org.uk/ 1911-1960]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''WIDNES ST MARY Chapelry&nbsp; (1856) Indexes'''
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/birthind.cgi?county=lancashire '''<font color="#0066cc">1837-1900</font>''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|}
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===== '''Original Records'''  =====
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The [http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=4528&pageid=30539&e=e Lancashire Record Office] at Bow Lane, Preston PR2 1RE, holds the original parish registers in its vast collections. Contact their website for contact information.  
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The Family History Library has microfilmed the parish registers and Bishop's transcripts of Prescot St. Mary parish for the years 1576-1900. These films are available for ordering/circulating and researching at any one of its satellite [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers] worldwide.
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
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{{British Census|306903}}  
  
==== Probate records<br> ====
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==== Court records  ====
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A manor court baron was held here six times a year; and a court leet on the festival of Corpus Christi, when a coroner for the manor and liberty is appointed.
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There is a court of requests, for the recovery of debts to any amount, at which the steward of the manor presides; and petty-sessions for the Prescot division of the hundred take place once a month.
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==== Newspapers  ====
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Furmsten, Chris.&nbsp; Newspaper Indexes.&nbsp; A four month extraction of names from the Prescot Reporter a weekly newspaper, listing name, date, event, occupation, age, and place.&nbsp; Covers years Nov. 1859-April 1860. In the journal Hel Achau, #20, 1986, pages 9-13. Family History Library Ref. 942.93 D25h
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==== Probate records<br> ====
  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
  
 
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Revision as of 16:51, 1 October 2013

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Guide to Prescot, Lancashire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

See "A Comprehensive List of Prescot Parish Chapelries"

Parish History

PRESCOT (St Mary), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 8 miles east by northeast of Liverpool. The parish consists of the chapelries of Farnworth, Rainford, St. Helen's, and Great Sankey, and the townships of Bold, Cronton (which had at one time, 31 Nonconformist chapels in the area--mostly Welsh), Cuerdley, Ditton (Hough Green), Eccleston, Parr, Penketh, Prescot, Rainhill, Sutton, Whiston, Widness, and Windle. There are chapels at Eccleston, Farnworth, Parr, Rainford, Rainhill, St. Helen's, Great Sankey, and Sutton. The Unitarians, Primitive Methodists, and Wesleyan Methodists, have places of worship in the town; and at Portico, a mile and a half on the east, is a Roman Catholic chapel, built in 1790, and dedicated to St Nicholas.[1]

Resources

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

Prescot St. Mary 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:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
PRESCOT ST MARY PARISH (1531) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1580-1632, 1770-1776, 1813-1828, 1861-1900 1576-1900 1770-1775, 1812-1900
LOPC 1665-1900 1667-1837, 1845-1900 1665-1900
LBMD 1837-1961 1911-1969 None
AC 1531-1666 1531-1666 1531-1666
ECCLESTON ST THOMAS Chapelry  (1839) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1864-1887 1841-1885 1839-1849, 1858-1903
LOPC 1839-1872 1841-1876 1839-1865, 1878-1884, 1896-1903
LBMD None 1841-1955 None
ECCLESTON-ST HELENS CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry  (1838) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1838-1900 1840-1868 None
LOPC 1838-1900 1840-1900 None
LBMD None None None
FARNWORTH ST WILFRID Chapelry  (1538) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1538-1915 1538-1909 1727-1873, 1895-1953
LOPC 1728-1920 1600-1611, 1728-1875 1728-1812
LBMD 1837-1879 None 1837-1956
AC 1538-1612 1538-1612 1538-1612
HOUGH GREEN (DITTON) ST MICHAEL Chapelry  (1870) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1870-1927 1875-1935 None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None None None
PARR ST PETER Chapelry  (1835) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1869-1888 None 1860-1861
LOPC 1845-1908 1846-1894 1866-1881
LBMD None 1846-1974 None
FREG 1835-1905 None None
RAINFORD ALL SAINTS Chapelry  (1702) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1765-1881 1800-1837, 1876-1877 1765-1867
LOPC 1676-1686, 1697-1700, 1718-1881 1719-1868 1718-1870
LBMD 1837-1974 None None
AC 1702-1812 1704-1812 1702-1812
FREG 1765-1833 None 1765-1812
RAINHILL Chapelry  (1688) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1690-1720 (partial) None None
LOPC 1688-1691 None None
LBMD None None None
GREAT SANKEY ST MARY Chapelry  (1649) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1649-1880 1658-1683, 1730-1750, 1842-1913 None
LOPC 1728-1937 1730-1752, 1842-1938 1735-1909
LBMD None None None
ST HELENS Chapelry  (1680) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1713-1850 1724-1855 1765-1767, 1775-1800, 1821-1851
LOPC 1676-1687, 1697-1700, 1813-1850 1813-1850 1697-1700, 1813-1850
LBMD 1837-1935 None 1837-1850
AC 1713-1812 1713-1837 1713-1812
SUTTON ST NICHOLAS Chapelry  (1849) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1849-1873 1850-1893 1850-1871, 1887-1888
LOPC 1849-1892 1850-1897 1850-1888
LBMD None 1850-1968 None
FMP None None None
FREG 1849-1892 1850-1897 None
WHISTON Chapelry  (1865) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1868-1870; 1892-1894 None 1868-1870; 1892-1894
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1911-1960 None
WIDNES ST MARY Chapelry  (1856) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1837-1900 None
Original Records

The Lancashire Record Office at Bow Lane, Preston PR2 1RE, holds the original parish registers in its vast collections. Contact their website for contact information.

The Family History Library has microfilmed the parish registers and Bishop's transcripts of Prescot St. Mary parish for the years 1576-1900. These films are available for ordering/circulating and researching at any one of its satellite FamilySearch Centers worldwide.

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 306903.


Court records

A manor court baron was held here six times a year; and a court leet on the festival of Corpus Christi, when a coroner for the manor and liberty is appointed.

There is a court of requests, for the recovery of debts to any amount, at which the steward of the manor presides; and petty-sessions for the Prescot division of the hundred take place once a month.

Newspapers

Furmsten, Chris.  Newspaper Indexes.  A four month extraction of names from the Prescot Reporter a weekly newspaper, listing name, date, event, occupation, age, and place.  Covers years Nov. 1859-April 1860. In the journal Hel Achau, #20, 1986, pages 9-13. Family History Library Ref. 942.93 D25h

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

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., [A Topographical Dictionary of England] (1848), pp. 605-609. Adapted. Date accessed: 1 October 2013.