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Blackburn Cathedral
Blackburn Cathedral by Tim Green. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Blackburn St Mary is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Lancashire.

Other places in the parish include: Pleasington, Osbaldestone, Osbaldeston, Livesey, Little Harwood, Eccleshill, Dinckley, Clayton le Dale, Wirton, Wilpshire, Rishton, Ransgrave, Ramsgreave, and Ramsgrave.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St Mary now known as the Cathedral

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1569
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1606

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Blackburn St Mary

  • Blackburn St Peter
  • Church Kirk
  • Blackburn St Michael and All Angels
  • Blackburn Holy Trinity
  • Lower Darwen
  • Feniscowles

Historical Descriptions

See Blackburn, Lancashire Family History Guide

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records, Census, Migration & Naturalization and Military records – Free

Parish Registers

Blackburn 1600-1660 – UK Genealogy Archives – Free

Registers for the Town of Blackburn – Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks


Vision of Britain historical maps

Family History Links

CEMEX/Rugby Cement Archive


County: Lancashire
Civil Registration District: Blackburn
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Manchester
Rural Deanery: Blackburn
Poor Law Union: Blackburn
Hundred: Blackburn
Province: York