Ashton upon Ribble St Andrew, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Ashton upon Ribble St Andrew, Lancashire family history and genealogy. Parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.

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Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

LEA, a township in Ashton-on-Ribblechapelry, Prestonparish, Lancashire; near Lea-Road r. station, 3 miles WNW of Preston. The manor belongs to Sir Henry de Hoghton, Bart. There is an endowed school, with £75 a year.[1] 

Ashton upon Ribble St Andrew was created a chapelry in 1836 from Preston St John ancient parish.


The terms Ashton-on-Ribble and Ashton are often used synonymously, although Ashton is a specific electoral ward whilst Ashton-on-Ribble is a term applied more generally to much of the west of Preston.
The settlement of Ashton-on-Ribble was recorded in the Domesday Book. Ashton was named after a family called Estun who lived in the area at the time of the Domesday book's compilation, although it is not known exactly where they lived.

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.


ASHTON, or ASHTON-UPON-RIBBLE, with Lea, Cottam, and Ingol, a township [with a chapel; see highlight below], in the parish and union of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 2 miles west by north of Preston. The township has been formed into an ecclesiastical district with a chapel. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, was built in 1836.[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 FreeBMD.

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 http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/


Church records[edit | edit source]

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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
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Preston Poor Law Union, Lancashire Genealogy


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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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1879-72.
  2. A Roman Catholic chapel was built at Lea, in the year 1800.  Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 90-96. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50765 Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.

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