Church of the Ascension, Torrisholme, Lancashire Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

The Church of the Ascension, Lancaster Road Torrisholme near Morecambe Lancashire was founded in 1938.

The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.

Ascension Torrisholme Lancashire contributor Gordon Cann.jpg

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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 Free BMD.
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Church records[edit | edit source]

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop's Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the FamilySearch Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census returns for  Morecambe Holy Trinity, Lancashire Genealogy, Bare, and Torrisholme, 1841-1891 are available in the Family History library Catalogue.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

The church was founded after the closure of  Lancaster Poor Law Union,Lancashire but Torrisholme was in that union previously.

Probate records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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" England Jurisdictions 1851
" Vision of Britain

Websites[edit | edit source]

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