Rainford, Lancashire Genealogy

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

Rainford, Lancashire
Type Chapelry (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Derby
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Prescot
Registration District Prescot
Records begin
Parish registers: 1718; For more records see Prescot
Bishop's Transcripts: 1676
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Prescot
Diocese Chester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Archives

Chapel History[edit | edit source]

RAINFORD,a chapelry, in the parish and union of Prescot, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 4½ miles north by northwest of St Helen's. The chapel, dedicated to All Saints, is mentioned in an episcopal order, in 1634; it has been twice rebuilt, in 1758 and 1781. A place of worship is found here for Independents.[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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England

Rainford chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Prescot to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following websites and ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
JOIN = Joiner's Marriage Index (£)
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
RAINFORD ALL SAINTS Chapelry  (1702) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1765-1881 1800-1837, 1876-1877 1765-1867
LOPC 1676-1686, 1697-1700, 1718-1881 1719-1868 1718-1870
LBMD 1837-1974 None None
AC 1702-1812 1704-1812 1702-1812
FREG 1765-1833 None 1765-1812
JOIN 1813-1837
PRESCOT ST MARY PARISH (1531) Indexes (ancient parish containing RAINFORD Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1580-1632, 1770-1776, 1813-1828, 1861-1900 1576-1900 1770-1775, 1812-1900
LOPC 1665-1900 1667-1837, 1845-1900 1665-1900
LBMD 1837-1961 1911-1969 None
AC 1531-1666 1531-1666 1531-1666

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Rainford and comprising the whole ancient parish of Prescot to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESCOT ST MARY PARISH page.

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.

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. 630-633. Adapted. Date accessed: 1 October 2013.