Morecambe Holy Trinity, Lancashire Genealogy

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

Morecambe Holy Trinity, Lancashire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Lonsdale
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Caton Gilbert Union
Registration District Lancaster
Records begin
Parish registers: 1747
Bishop's Transcripts: 1746
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Amounderness
Diocese Manchester
Province York
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

History[edit | edit source]

POULTON, with Fearnhead, a township, in the parish and union of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 2 miles (N. E. by E.) from the town of Warrington. The township is bounded on the south by the river Mersey. The road from Warrington to Manchester passes through it. Here is the hamlet of Padgate Poulton Holy Trinity was created a chapel of ease in 1745 from Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire Genealogy Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Bare, Torrisholme, and Poulton Barre and Torrisholme. Poulton and Poulton le Sands are synonymous with what developed as Morecambe.[1]

Other later churches in Morecambe within the Diocese of Blackburn include:

Morecambe St Barnabas, Lancashire Genealogy, Bare, St Christopher,Lancashire, Church of the Ascension, Torrisholme, Lancashire Genealogy,Morecambe St Martin of Tours,Lancashire

Here is an 1870 historical view of Poulton-le-Sands chapelry by John M. Wilson:

POULTON-LE-SANDS, a sea-port village, a town-ship, and a chapelry, in Lancaster parish, Lancashire. The village is conjoint with Morecambe village, 3¼ miles west by northwest of Lancaster. The township contains also the villages of Bare and Torrisholme. There are an Independent chapel, a Wesleyan chapel, erected in 1855; and a Primitive Methodist chapel.[2]

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

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes Website

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Caton Gilbert Union,Lancashire

Lancaster Poor Law Union,Lancashire from 1869

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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Websites[edit | edit source]

Add any relevant sites that aren't mentioned above. Parish website history and images of the church

British listed buildings

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 602-605. Date Accessed: 1 October 2013
  2. John M. Wilson, [