Lytham, Lancashire Genealogy

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

Lytham, Lancashire
Lytham, St Cuthbert Lancashire.jpg
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Amounderness
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Fylde
Registration District Fylde
Records begin
Parish registers: 1679
Bishop's Transcripts: 1678
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Amounderness
Diocese Manchester
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries - Amounderness
Location of Archive
Lancashire Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

LYTHAM (St. Cuthbert), a parish, and a fashionable bathing-place, in the union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of Lancashire, 13 miles (W. by S.) from Preston. A Methodist meetinghouse has been recently built, and in the village is a Roman Catholic chapel.[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.

Important Online indexes of millions of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths are now available at Lancashire BMD

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Lytham St Cuthbert's parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the web sites below and for the following ranges of years:

AC = (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS =
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1678-1900 1679-1900 1679-1900
MOCO 1678-1761
LOPC 1813-1900 1754-1900 1876-1900
FMP  None 1679-1837 None
LBMD None 1837-1975  None 
AC 1679-1761 1679-1761 1679-1761
LYTHAM ST ANNE'S ON THE SEA Chapelry (1873) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1873-1894 None None
LOPC 1873-1900 1877-1900 None
LYTHAM ST JOHN THE DIVINE Chapelry (1849) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1849-1900 1840-1900  None
LOPC 1849-1900 1851-1900 1851-1900
LBMD None 1851-1989 None

Original Records

Lytham church registers may be accessed at the Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 2RE, UK.

Also, microfilmed copies of original parish registers, Bishop’s transcripts, Nonconformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records, are available via FamilySearch's Family History Library,Salt Lake City, Utah, USA or through one of its 4,600 FamilySearch Centers worldwide.

Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the FamilySearch Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Non Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

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Cookson, Michael D. Cooksons and the Vanished Hamlet of Cross Slack.  History and family tree of George Cookson and Grace surname unknown dating from 1755-1956,with the following surnames, Butcher, Parkenson, Dobson, Dagger, Fisher, Cross, Russell,  to be found in The Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Soc. Magazine, vol.15, no.2 pages 25-32. FHL Ref. 942.72 B2r

Poor Law Unions
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Fylde Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate records
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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
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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 203-208. Date accessed: 20 August 2013.