Stidd, Lancashire Genealogy
DUTTON [known also as Stede or Stidd and founded by the year 1742], a township with a district chapel, in the parish of Ribchester, union of Preston, Lower division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 7 miles north by west from Blackburn.
Within the township was the ancient "Hospitale subtus Langrig," with its chapel of Stidd, dedicated to God and Our Holy Saviour; it existed as early as the reign of John, and shared the fate of the religious houses at the Reformation. Stidd chapel, now a chapel of ease, is one of the oldest entire buildings in the county; The site of the chapel is a croft, formerly a cemetery, now overgrown with grass.
The Roman Catholics have a place of worship, built in 1795,
A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 110-121. Adapted. Date accessed: 21 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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