Standish, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Standish, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records. See a List of Chapelries in the Parish of Standish

Standish, Lancashire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Leyland
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Wigan
Registration District Chorley; Wigan
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1611
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Leyland
Diocese Manchester
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Archives

Parish History[edit | edit source]

STANDISH St Wilfrid, a parish, in the unions of Wigan and Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 3¼ miles northwest by north from Wigan. The parish comprises the townships (and chapelries--see links) of Adlington, Anderton, Charnock-Richard, Coppull, Duxbury, Heath-Charnock, Shevington, Standish with Langtree, Welsh-Whittle, and Worthington. St Wilfrid Standish Parish church was built by at least 1560. At Adlington, Standish with Langtree and Coppull are other chapels.

At Standish Hall 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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Standish was an ancient parish that included the district chapelries of Christ Church (1839) and St Paul's (1885) at Adlington. Standish parish registers have been transcribed and the data is now posted online at Lancashire Online Parish Clerk as follows:

AC = (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS =
JOIN = Joiner's Marriage Index (£)
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1560-1656 1560-1656
LOPC 1653-1900 1653-1900 1653-1900
LBMD 1837-1950 1837-1950 1837-1953
FMP None 1558-1837 None
JOIN 1813-1837
AC 1560-1653 1560-1653 1560-1653
ADLINGTON CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry  (1837) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1839-1846 1843-1900 1839-1900
LOPC 1839-1900 1843-1886 1839-1900
LBMD 1837-1959 1934-1975 1837-1959
ADLINGTON ST PAUL Chapelry  (1843) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1885-1900 1886-1900 None
LBMD None 1843-1975 None
COPPULL Chapelry  (1693) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1757-1904 1693-1905 1846-1907
LOPC 1757-1904 1843-1905 1846-1907
LBMD None 1843-1975 None
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1860-1900 1861-1900 None
LOPC 1860-1900 1861-1900 1860-1900
LBMD None 1861-1975 None
Catholic[edit | edit source]
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.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers
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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 180-183;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 18 November 2013.
  2. J.P. Earwaker, Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628 (London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.