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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]
Here is a [[Comprehensive List of Blackburn Chapelries and Parish|Comprehensive List of Chapels in Blackburn St Mary Parish]]. View this updated list of chapelries (which held baptismal and burial registers and which subdivided this ancient parish) before researching in this large parish.
== Parish History ==
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.<br>
==== Blackburn's Marrying&nbsp;Chapels ====
Most of Lancashire' chapelries (nearly 90 percent) were not granted permission to marry couples prior to 1837. However, the following chapelries (chapels of ease) ''were'' granted sanction to marry couples within the parish boundary of St Mary Blackburn--besides the ancient parish of St Mary's itself:
#Bamber-Bridge St Saviour's - 1761#Great Harwood St Bartholomew - 1547#Samlesbury St Leonard the Less - 1634
#Walton le Dale St&nbsp;Leonard- 1609
{{British Census|306890}}
==== Probate records<br> ====
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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<br> ==
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
*[ England Jurisdictions 1851]
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