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Revision as of 23:52, 10 May 2012

England Genealogy go to Lancashire, England Genealogy go to Lancashire Parishes

Rufford with Holmeswood St Mary contributor K.A.

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Rufford is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1726 from chapelry in  Croston, Lancashire Genealogy Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Holmes-wood.
Rufford is a village in West Lancashire, England. It lies at a point where the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch), the Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway, the A59 (Liverpool to Preston road) and the River Douglas all meet. Rufford is also a civil parish, which includes the neighbouring village of Holmeswood.
St. Mary the Virgin, on Church Road , which was founded before 1346. The church is of brick, with a bell-cupola.

There is also a Wesleyan Methodist church on Brick Kiln Lane, which was founded before 1893.

Holmeswood Methodist Church


RUFFORD St Mary, a parish, in the union of Ormskirk, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 5½ miles northeast by north of Ormskirk. The Wesleyans have a place of worship.[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 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]

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions
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Ormskirk 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.

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. Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 711-716.&nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.