Rainford, Lancashire Genealogy
RAINFORD,a chapelry, in the parishand union of Prescot, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 4½ miles north by northwest of St Helen's. The chapel, dedicated to All Saints, is mentioned in an episcopal order, in 1634; it has been twice rebuilt, in 1758 and 1781.
A place of worship is found here for Independents.
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 of England
Rainford chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Prescot to which it is attached, 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|
|JOIN = Joiner's Marriage Index (£)|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|RAINFORD ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1702) Indexes|
|LOPC||1676-1686, 1697-1700, 1718-1881||1719-1868||1718-1870|
|PRESCOT ST MARY PARISH (1531) Indexes (ancient parish containing RAINFORD Chapelry)|
|FS||1580-1632, 1770-1776, 1813-1828, 1861-1900||1576-1900||1770-1775, 1812-1900|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Rainford and comprising the whole ancient parish of Prescot to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESCOT ST MARY PARISH page.
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 306904.
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.
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 630-633. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.