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Claughton St Chad, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Claughton St Chad, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

St Chad's Church, Claughton Lancaster.jpg

Parish History[edit | edit source]

CLAUGHTON (St. Chad), a parish from 1847, in the hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles (N. E. by E.) from Lancaster, on the road to Hornby. There were no known chapelries in Claughton St Chad's Parish. St Chad's Church was closed by the Church of England in 2002 due to a decline in the number of worshippers and the fact that the building was in need of modernization. The church was part of the Hornby with Claughton parish. There was a church on the site as early as 1100.[1]

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 FreeBMD.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

Church records[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Extensive online content for the parish of Claughton St Chad's Parish is now available to view, mostly at no cost. The following web sites provide wonderful views for searching in this parish and some of its satellite chapelries, as follows:

[Note: FS = FamilySearch.org; LOPC =  Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project;AC = Ancestry.co.uk]

CLAUGHTON ST CHAD PARISH (1701) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1701-1812
1701-1900
None
LOPC 1638-1877
1638-1848
1638-1877
JOIN None
1814-1836
None
AC (£) 1542-1695
1542-1695
1542-1695
FMP

1701-1836


Census records[edit | edit source]

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.


Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

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.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Claughton on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 620-623. Date accessed: 16 September 2013.

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