Adlington, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Adlington, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Adlington, Lancashire
St Paul's Adlington Lancashire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Leyland
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Chorley
Registration District Chorley
Records begin
Parish registers: 1839
Bishop's Transcripts: 1839
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Leyland
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ADLINGTON, a township with a chapelry, in the parish of Standish, in the union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 4 miles (N.) from Wigan. The townships of Adlington, Anderton, Duxbury, and Heath-Charnock, in the parish, form a district chapelry; and a church, a neat structure in the Norman style, has been erected by Her Majesty's Commissioners.[1]

Records[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

The following two web sites provide online data at no cost, which covers Adlington chapelry for 1881 and the 1901 censuses:

1881 - FamilySearch

1901 - 1901CensusOnline

Lancashire census records have been indexed and transcribed countywide, and made available online by the following subscription web sites for the census years, 1841-1911:

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Adlington chapelry registers, along with those of the ancient parish of Standish to which it is attached, have been transcribed to a considerable extent, and are available online at the following websites:

LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
FMP =  findmypast
LBMD = Lancashire BMD
AC =
GLUK = GenealogyLinks
UKGEN = UKGenealogy

Here are the online transcriptions and indexes by chapelry and ranges of years:

ADLINGTON CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry  (1837) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1839-1846 1843-1900 1839-1900
LOPC 1839-1900 1843-1886 1839-1900
LBMD 1837-1959 1934-1975 1837-1959
ADLINGTON ST PAUL Chapelry  (1843) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1885-1900 1886-1900 None
LBMD None 1843-1975 None

STANDISH ST WILFRID PARISH (1560) Indexes (ancient parish containing ADLINGTON chapelries)

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1560-1656 1560-1656
LOPC 1653-1900 1653-1900 1653-1900
LBMD 1837-1950 1837-1950 1837-1953
FMP None 1558-1837 None
AC 1560-1653 1560-1653 1560-1653
GLUK 1654-1840 1653-1840 1653-1840
UKGEN 1560-1653 1560-1653 1560-1653

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Adlington and comprising the whole ancient parish of Standish to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the STANDISH PARISH page.

Catholic[edit | edit source]
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths - 1837 to the Present[edit | edit source]

Learn key information about England Civil Registration (vital records) of birth, marriages and deaths on the England main page.

Online Indexes

There are two separate (free) indexes available for Lancashire civil registration of births, marriages and deaths. One index covers all registrations nation-wide, and one index covers the copies of the local registration district office's certificate copies for all registration districts throughout Lancashire, as follows:

  • FreeBMD - an online (free) index to the certificates held at the General Registrar's Office, formerly in London, now in Solihull, Merseyside, UK. The years currently covered in this index include July, 1837 to at least 1940.
  • LancashireBMD - an online index (free) to the local superintendant's registrar of births, marriages and deaths for all registration districts throughout Lancashire, for the following range of years and their events:  births 1837-1974; marriages 1837-2010; deaths 1837-1975.
  • provides numerous parish and chapel transcriptions online (free) for the post-1837 to 1910 period, including some marriages which are replicas of those marriage certificates kept by the General Registrar's Office and local Registration District Offices throughout the country.

Other Indexes

FamilySearch's Family History Library British collections holds the quarterly indexes of births, marriages and deaths from July, 1837 to 1983 in microform media.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Hart of Anderton, Ashton-in-Makerfield and Hindley by Swain, Margaret.  History and Pedigree chart of James Hart and Ellen Roscoe-Kirkham dating from 1640-1942. Other surnames listed Mortland, Low, Green, Doodson, Glover, Rigby, Kerfoot, Jones, Bridge, Poole, Baxter, Laston, Marton, Swain, Faber, Miller, Cripwell, Sorg. Article to be found in Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Soc. Magazine Vol. 7, no.3. pages 18-29. FHL Ref. 942.72 B2r

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Chorley Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. To search indexes and original probate records, go to the Lancashire Probate Records and follow the steps to find possible wills for ancestors in Lancashire.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

[1] Adlington on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date accessed: 27 August 2013.
  2. 2.02.1 J.P. Earwaker, Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628 (London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.