Withnell, Lancashire Genealogy
WITHNELL, a township with a chapelry, in the parish and hundred of Leyland, union of Chorley, N. division of Lancashire, 5 miles northeast by north from Chorley. The township was a member of Hoghton manor. The church, dedicated to St Paul, was erected in 1841. A district has been assigned to it, comprising the whole of Withnell, and a small part of Hoghton township. The Wesleyans have a place of worship.
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 of England
Withnell chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Leyland 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|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|WITHNELL ST PAUL Chapelry (1841) Indexes|
|LEYLAND ST ANDREW'S PARISH (1622) Indexes (ancient parish containing WITHNELL Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Withnell and comprising the whole ancient parish of Leyland to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the LEYLAND ST ANDREW 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 306912.
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
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- Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 633-636. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.