Preston St Paul, Lancashire Genealogy
Preston St Paul, St Paul's Square was created a district chapel by 1823 from Preston St John, Lancashire Ancient Parish.
The first stone of St. Paul's Church was laid on Tuesday, 21st October, 1823. It was one of two churches ( the other Preston St Peter, Lancashire) funded by money secured from parliament by the Bishop of Chester. Originally intended to build St Peter, petitioned by the Vicar of preston who saw the need for two parishes. The land forming the site of St. Paul's was given by Samuel Pole Shawe, Esq. The full cost of the building was about 6,500 pounds.
The church closed in the 1990's.
St. Paul's is a handsome structure, in the later English style, with four turrets; it was erected in 1825, and lay within the civil parish boundaries of St John Preston.
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
Lancashire Online Parish Clerks
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
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 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.
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 609-616. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.