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Parish Registers

Parish registers originally commenced in 1538 when Thomas Cromwell first ordered that in every parish, in England and Wales, a list must be kept recording all baptisms, burials and marriages. Initially, these records were kept on loose leaves but the rules were later tightened by James I ordering the records to be kept in parchment books. His order stated that all previous entries, back to at least the beginning of the reign of Queen Elizabeth in 1558, must be transcribed into the new books. Unfortunately, many parish clerks only did as instructed and the 20 or so years previous to 1558 were lost when the originals were destroyed.

List of Parish Registers volumes

TitleDescription
The Registers of Aldingham in Furness 1542-1695The Registers of Aldingham in Furness 1542-1695
The Registers of Altham 1596-1695The Registers of Altham 1596-1695
The Registers of Angmering, 1562-1687The Registers of Angmering, 1562-1687
The Registers of BishamThe Registers of Bisham
The Registers of Blackburn 1600-1660The Registers of Blackburn 1600-1660
The Registers of Blackrod 1606-1701The Registers of Blackrod 1606-1701
The Registers of Bolton-le-Sands 1655-1736The Registers of Bolton-le-Sands 1655-1736
The Registers of Brindle 1558-1714The Registers of Brindle 1558-1714
The Registers of Burnley, 1562-1653The Registers of Burnley, 1562-1653
The Registers of Bury, 1590-1616The Registers of Bury, 1590-1616
The Registers of Bury, 1617-1646The Registers of Bury, 1617-1646
The Registers of Bury, 1647-1698The Registers of Bury, 1647-1698
The Registers of Cartmel 1559-1661The Registers of Cartmel 1559-1661
The Registers of Cherry Burton, 1561-1740The Registers of Cherry Burton, 1561-1740
The Registers of Chipping 1559-1694The Registers of Chipping 1559-1694
The Registers of Chorley 1548-1653The Registers of Chorley 1548-1653
The Registers of Cockerham 1595-1657The Registers of Cockerham 1595-1657
The Registers of Colne 1599-1653The Registers of Colne 1599-1653
The Registers of Coniston 1599-1700The Registers of Coniston 1599-1700
The Registers of Coulsdon 1653-1812The Registers of Coulsdon 1653-1812
The Registers of Cowfold 1558-1812The Registers of Cowfold 1558-1812
The Registers of Croston 1538-1727 pt1The Registers of Croston 1538-1727 pt1
The Registers of Croston 1538-1727 pt2The Registers of Croston 1538-1727 pt2
The Registers of Cuckfield 1598-1699The Registers of Cuckfield 1598-1699
The Registers of Doddington-PigotThe Registers of Doddington-Pigot
The Registers of Eaton Constantine, 1684-1812The Registers of Eaton Constantine, 1684-1812
The Registers of Eccles 1564-1632The Registers of Eccles 1564-1632
The Registers of Eccleston 1603-1694The Registers of Eccleston 1603-1694
The Registers of Exeter CathedralThe Registers of Exeter Cathedral
The Registers of Halton 1592-1723The Registers of Halton 1592-1723
The Registers of Hemyock 1635-1837The Registers of Hemyock 1635-1837
The Registers of Heysham 1658-1813The Registers of Heysham 1658-1813
The Registers of Kensington 1539-1675The Registers of Kensington 1539-1675
The Registers of Kirk Ella 1558-1841The Registers of Kirk Ella 1558-1841
The Registers of Lancaster 1599-1690The Registers of Lancaster 1599-1690
The Registers of Lydlinch 1559-1812The Registers of Lydlinch 1559-1812
The Registers of Melling 1625-1752The Registers of Melling 1625-1752
The Registers of MelverleyThe Registers of Melverley
The Registers of Middleton 1541-1663The Registers of Middleton 1541-1663
The Registers of Middleton 1653-1729The Registers of Middleton 1653-1729
The Registers of Middleton 1729-1752The Registers of Middleton 1729-1752
The Registers of Monk Fryston 1538-1678The Registers of Monk Fryston 1538-1678
The Registers of Newchurch (Culcheth) 1599-1812The Registers of Newchurch (Culcheth) 1599-1812
The Registers of Newchurch in Rossendale 1653-1723The Registers of Newchurch in Rossendale 1653-1723
The Registers of Ormskirk 1557-1626The Registers of Ormskirk 1557-1626
The Registers of Over Kellet 1648-1812The Registers of Over Kellet 1648-1812
The Registers of Padiham 1573-1653The Registers of Padiham 1573-1653
The Registers of Parracombe 1597-1836The Registers of Parracombe 1597-1836
The Registers of PlymtreeThe Registers of Plymtree
The Registers of Prestwich 1603-1688The Registers of Prestwich 1603-1688
The Registers of Prestwich 1689-1711The Registers of Prestwich 1689-1711
The Registers of Ribchester 1598-1694The Registers of Ribchester 1598-1694
The Registers of Rowington, 1612-1812The Registers of Rowington, 1612-1812
The Registers of Sarnesfield 1660-1897The Registers of Sarnesfield 1660-1897
The Registers of Smethcote 1609-1812The Registers of Smethcote 1609-1812
The Registers of St James, Didsbury 1561-1757 pt1The Registers of St James, Didsbury 1561-1757 pt1
The Registers of St James, Didsbury 1561-1757 pt2The Registers of St James, Didsbury 1561-1757 pt2
The Registers of St Thomas the Martyr, Upholland 1600-1735The Registers of St Thomas the Martyr, Upholland 1600-1735
The Registers of St. Michael's on Wyre 1659-1707The Registers of St. Michael's on Wyre 1659-1707
The Registers of St. Michael's, Pennington in Furness 1612-1702The Registers of St. Michael's, Pennington in Furness 1612-1702
The Registers of Standish 1560-1653The Registers of Standish 1560-1653
The Registers of Stoke D'AbernonThe Registers of Stoke D'Abernon
The Registers of Stourton 1570-1800The Registers of Stourton 1570-1800
The Registers of Tunstall 1625-1812The Registers of Tunstall 1625-1812
The Registers of Upton in OverchurchThe Registers of Upton in Overchurch
The Registers of Urswick in Furness 1608-1695The Registers of Urswick in Furness 1608-1695
The Registers of Walesby 1580-1792The Registers of Walesby 1580-1792
The Registers of Walton-on-the-Hill 1586-1683The Registers of Walton-on-the-Hill 1586-1683
The Registers of Weddington, 1663-1812The Registers of Weddington, 1663-1812
The Registers of Whalley 1538-1601The Registers of Whalley 1538-1601
The Registers of Whittington 1538-1764The Registers of Whittington 1538-1764
The Registers of Woodplumpton 1604-1659The Registers of Woodplumpton 1604-1659
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