Kirkham, Lancashire Family History Guide

Kirkham is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Lancashire.

Other places in the parish include: Whittingham, Wesham, Brown Moss, Bryning with Kellamergh, Greenalgh with Thistleton, Esprick, Great Plumpton, Greenhalgh, Larbreck, Little Eccleston, Little Eccleston with Larbreck, Little Ecclestone with Larbrick, Little Plumpton, Medlar with Wesham, Newsham, Newton with Scales, Roseacre, Roseacre and Wharles, Thistleton, Treals, Treals, Roseacre and Wharles, Westby, Westby with Plumpton, Westby with Plumptons, Wharles, Treales, and Ballam.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1539

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Kirkham

  • Singleton
  • Lytham St John
  • Marton
  • Weeton
  • Out Rawcliffe
  • Lytham
  • Lund
  • Ribby cum Wrea
  • Copp
  • Warton
  • Inskip
  • St Michael on Wyre

Historical Descriptions

Kirkham

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Kirkham, 226 miles N.W. London. Market, Tues. P. 11,604

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Greenalgh with Thistleton

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Greenalgh with Thistleton, 3 m. N.W. Kirkham. P. 371

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Roseacre

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Roseacre, included in Kirkham par. — See Treales

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Treales, Roseacre, and Wharles

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Treales, Roseacre, and Wharles, in Kirkham parish. P. 709

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Wharles

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Wharles. 2½ miles N. Kirkham. — See Treales

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Parish Registers

The Catholic Registers of St. Anne’s Westby 1763-1816 – Archive.org

Administration

  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Fylde
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries – Amounderness
  • Diocese: Manchester
  • Rural Deanery: Amounderness
  • Poor Law Union: Fylde
  • Hundred: Amounderness
  • Province: York
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