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Taken From

History
of
The County Palatine
And Duchy
of
Lancaster
By Edward Baines, ESQ. MP

Published in 1836 By Fisher, Son, & Co.
London Paris and New York

Extracts published for reference only
All rights reserved
Reproduction strictly prohibited

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Hesketh of Rufford File size 1.28 mb
Main Surnames: Stafford, Tottleworth, Fytton, Fitton, Heskayth, Heskayte, Hesketh, Heskayt, Heskaith, Fleming, Dalrymple, Plumbe, Graham, Grosvenor, Rigby, Standish, Stanley, Holcroft, Grace, Fleming, Lanvant, Banester
Main Locations: Ruffourd, Rufford, Leyland, Croston, Wath, Eccleston, Preston, Hoghton, Beconsawe, Great Harwood, Tottleworth, Hyndburne
Anderton of Euxton & Lostock File size 921 kb
Main Surnames: Anderton, Banister, Farington, Molyneux, Clifton, Scarisbrick, Somerset,
Main Locations: Euxton, Lostock, Lytham, Bank, Bury, Pendle, Wigan, Lydiate
Shereburne of Stonyhurst File size 1.01 mb
Main Surnames: Sherburne, Sherburn, Shyrburne, Weld, Searle, Stanley, Vaughan, Simeons, Ingleby, Walmesley, Ashton, Townley, Talbot, Langton, Radcliffe, Hamerton, Bayley, Blakeburne
Main Locations: Weld, Lulworth Castle, Aston Hall, Stafford, Lawkland, Downham, Townley, Bashall, Walton, Wimmersley, Wicklisworth, Hooton,
Haconsall, Preesall, Hameldon, Blackburn
Lathom File size 253 kb
Main Surnames: Latham, Stanley, Henry, Torbeck
Main Locations: Lathom, Parbold, Eccleston, Musborough, Burscough
Faryngton of Farington, Werden and Shaw Hall, Leyland File size 1.16 mb
Main Surnames: Faryngton, Farington, Ashton, Bradshaw, Fleetwood, Benson, Talbot, Ashton, Tunstall, Houghton, Standish, Dalton, Kighley, Anderton, Butler, Trafford, Farendon, Banister, Meolis
Main Locations: Farrington, Bootle, Penwortham, Croston, Leyland, Duxbury, Inskip,Burscough
Standish of Duxbury File size 806 kb
Main Surnames: Standish, Frank, Turner, Holcroft, Leigh, Wingfield, Assheton, Houghton, Butter, Braidshaigh, Fleming, Molineux
Main Locations: Standish, Pontefract, Cleveland, Lyme, Whalley Abbey, Houghton Tower, Haigh, Sephton

Langtree File size 150 kb
Main Surnames: Langtree, Stanley, Worthington, Ashton,
Main Locations: Langtree, Lathom, Shevington, Heiton, Banfarlonge
Clayton File size 291 kb
Main Surnames: Clayton, Cleyton, Orrell, Faryngton, Butler,
Main Locations: Leyland, Clayton Hall, Clayton-Le-Woods

Banister of Bank File size 632 kb
Main Surnames: Banister, Banastre, Ashton, Farrington, Standish, Worthington, Halsall, Kirkby
Main Locations: Bank, Bank Hall, Standish, Great Leaver, Blainsco, Rawcliffe, Osbaldeston
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Ancestry - Search the historical records from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales - A massive database of British census, baptisms, christenings, marriages, burials and wills. 1911 Census data now online.
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The main Mormon database for family history. Includes International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) and British 1881 Census.
Database of sources of information for genaelogy and local history in the UK - record offices, libraries, societies, maps etc.
The Public Record Office was officially merged with the Historical Manuscripts Commission in July 2003 to form the National Archives. The National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom has one of the largest archival collections in the world, spanning 1000 years of British history, from Domesday Book of 1086 to government papers recently released to the public.
Good genealogy links and some St Catherine's House Indexes to Births, Marriages and Deaths. Indexes which are continually being upgraded but are far from complete.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission provides details of Commonwealth soldiers, sailors and airmen who died during the two world warsand where they are buried. Also has details of 60,000 civillian casualties of the Second World War.
Database listing the catalogies of archives held across England.
Methodist Archives and Research Centre, John Rylands University Library of Manchester
Lancaster Assize Records - Information about judgements made in the Courts at Lancaster Castle and a good section on convicts transported to Australia - Database is in the early stages of development but a promising resource.
Scottish births, deaths and marriages index data has been put online at the Origins site.
Office for National Statistics.
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Comprehensive Genaelogy site
Over 2000 links to searcheable databases such as ships passenger lists, cemeteries and church records
Society of Genealogists
Federation of Family History Societies.

Formed in 1973 as the Rossendale Society for Genealogy and Heraldry (Lancashire), the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society now has a worldwide community of family historians with roots in Lancashire.

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Ormskirk & District Family History Society
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