Warrington St Elphin, Lancashire Genealogy

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Warrington St Elphin

Parish History

Warrington St Elphin is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Lancashire.

Other places in the parish include: Bank Quay, Woolstone with Martinscroft, Glazebrook, Howley, Little Sankey, Martinscroft, Orford, Poulton and Fearnhead, Poulton with Fearnhead, Rixton, Rixton and Glazebrook, Rixton with Glazebrook, Woolston, Woolston and Martinscroft, Woolston with Martinscroft, and Fearnhead.

WARRINGTON St Elphin, a borough, market town, and a parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster; the parish containing, with the chapelry of Burtonwood, and the townships of Poulton with Fearnhead, Rixton with Glazebrook, and Woolston with Martinscroft, 18 miles east of Liverpool, 19½ west by southwest of Manchester.[1]


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.

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/

Church records

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Warrington- St Elphin

Transcripts are available on-line at Lancashire Online Parish Clerks .http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

Baptisms Transcript-1591-1706- 929.3272 W31
Baptisms Transcript-1707-1822- Archives LPRS Transcript
Burials Transcript-1591-1706- 929.3272 W31
Burials Transcript-1707-1812- Archives LPRS Transcript
Burials Transcript-1826-1826- Archives LPRS Transcript
Marriages Transcript-1591-1706- 929.3272 W31
Marriages Transcript-1707-1824- Archives LPRS Transcript

For original registers of above please enquire at Cheshire Record Office.

The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)

Census records

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Warrington Poor Law Union, Lancashire This page also includes details of Warrington Rate Books and Valuation Lists 1846-1885 for Warrrington

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.

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  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 470-475. Adapted. Date accessed: 21 July 2010.