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Leyland, Lancashire Genealogy

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

Leyland, Lancashire
Leyland St Andrew Lancashire.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Leyland
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Chorley
Registration District Chorley
Records begin
Parish registers: 1651
Bishop's Transcripts: 1622
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Leyland
Diocese Manchester
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

LEYLAND (St Andrew), a parish, in the union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland, N. division of the county of Lancaster; consisting of the chapelries of Euxton, Heapey, and Hoghton, and the townships of Clayton-le-Woods, Cuerden, Leyland, Wheelton, Whittlele-Woods, and Withnell. Leyland is 4½ miles northwest of Chorley. At Euxton, Heapey, Hoghton, Whittle-le-Woods, and Withnell are separate chapels. For other places in the parish see a List of Chapelries Within Leyland Parish. There are places of worship for Wesleyan Methodists, Independents, and Roman Catholics.[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.

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

Church records[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Leyland St Andrew's parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the web sites below and for the following ranges of years:

AC = (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS =
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1622-1900 1622-1900 1814-1852
MOCO 1653-1710 1653-1710 1653-1710
LOPC 1711-1899 1711-1837 1711-1903
LBMD 1837-1974 1837-1991 1837-1974
FMP None 1622-1837 None 
AC 1653-1710 1653-1710 1653-1710
EUXTON Chapelry (1737) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1734-1900 1840-1900  1814-1825
LOPC 1737-1900 1737-1900 1787-1900
LBMD None 1838-1975 None
HEAPEY Chapelry (1734) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1734-1799 None None
LOPC 1737-1812 1741-1746 None
LBMD None None None
HOGHTON HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1787) Indexes
FS 1786-1851; 1882-1895 None 1825; 1878; 1883
LOPC 1786-1903 1824-1825-1842-1920 1824-1920
LBMD  None None None
WHITTLE-LE-WOODS Chapelry (1837) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1843-1858 None None
LOPC 1843-1858 None 1837-1858
AC None  None None
WITHNELL ST PAUL Chapelry (1841) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1841-1933 1843-1900 1841-1900
LBMD None None None

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Catholic[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. 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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Chorley Poor Law Union, Lancashire

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 78-85. Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 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 - free.