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History | Records

CRO = Cheshire Record Office
RSLC = Record Society of Lancashire & Cheshire
LPRS = Lancashire Parish Register Society
LRO = Lancashire Record Office

SUMMARY LOCATION LIST

For Christenings, Marriages & Burials 
C= Christenings
M= Marriages
B= Burials
PRESCOT CHURCH
Only recent material is now held at the church. The registers held are:
C 1965 onwards
M 1974 onwards
B 2003 onwards

A: Prescot Parish Registers

i CMB 1521-1595 (LPRS 137)
ii CMB 1573-1631 (LPRS 76)
iii CMB 1632-1666 (LPRS 114)
iv CMB 1665-1726 (LPRS 149)
v CMB 1727-1765 (LPRS 156)
vi CMB 1766-1900 (LRO microfiches, various locations)
vii C 1900-1965; M 1900-1974; B 1900-2003 (LRO)
viii C 1965-2000; M 1974-2000; B 2003 onwards; (at the church)
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B: Farnworth Chapel Registers

i CMB 1538-1612 (LPRS 80)
ii CMB 1612-1698 (LPRS 97)
iii C 1698-1743 (LPRS microfiche 27)
iv B 1698-1743 (LPRS microfiche 16)
v M 1698 onwards; CB 1744 onwards (CRO)
C: Rainford Chapel Registers
i CMB 1702-1812 (LPRS 119)
ii CMB 1813-1837 (Two published vols.)
iii CMB 1838 onwards (LRO)
D: St Helens Chapel Registers
i CMB 1713-1787 (LPRS 107)
ii CMB 1788-1837 (LPRS 111)
iii CMB 1838 onwards (LRO)
E: Great Sankey Chapel Registers
i CMB 1728-1838 (LPRS microfiche 1)
ii CMB 1838 onwards (CRO)
F: Other
Many other parishes were carved out of the ancient parish of Prescot after 1838: their pre-1900 registers are deposited at the LRO (parishes now in Knowsley & St Helens boroughs) and the CRO (parishes now in Halton and Warrington boroughs)

Full Details

A: PUBLISHED RECORDS [all indexed]

COURT ROLLS, 1510-1600 (Prescot manor & town)
1: F.A.Bailey (ed.), 'A selection from the Prescot Court Leet & other records 1447-1600', RSLC, 89 (1937)
2: J. Knowles (ed.), Prescot Records, [extracts from rolls 1602-1648] (Knowsley, 1980)
CHURCHWARDENS' ACCOUNTS, 1523-1663 ('Prescot side' of parish, covering the eight townships of Eccleston, Parr, Prescot, Rainford, Rainhill, Sutton, Whiston & Windle; it thus included what is now St Helens)
1: F.A. Bailey (ed.), 'The Churchwardens' Accounts of Prescot, Lancashire, 1523-1607', RSLC, 104 (1953)
2: T.M. Steel (ed.), 'Prescot Churchwardens' Accounts, 1637-1663', RSLC, 137 (2002)
PARISH REGISTERS, 1521-1726 (whole parish, but especially 'Prescot side')
1: J. Perkins (ed.), 'The registers of the parish of Prescot, 1521-1595', LPRS, 137 (1995)
2: F.V. Driffield (ed.), 'The parish register of Prescot, 1573-1631', LPRS, 76 (1938)
3: R.& F. Dickinson (eds), 'The register of Prescot parish church, Part II, 1632-1666', LPRS 114 (1975)
4: J. Drabble (ed.), 'The parish registers of Prescot, 1665- 1726', LPRS, 149 (2000)
5: J. Drabble (ed.), 'The parish registers of Prescot, 1727-1765', LPRS, 156 (2003)
FARNWORTH CHAPEL REGISTERS, 1538-1612 ('Farnworth side' of Prescot parish, covering the seven townships of Bold, Cronton, Cuerdley, Ditton, Great Sankey, Penketh & Widnes cum Appleton)
1: F.A. Bailey (ed.), 'The registers of Farnworth Chapel in the parish of Prescot, 1538-1612', LPRS, 80 (1941)
2: R. Dickinson (ed.), 'The registers of Farnworth Chapel, 1612-1698', LPRS, 97 (1958)
RAINFORD CHAPEL REGISTERS (Rainford chapelry on 'Prescot side')
1: D.J. Browning & F.R. Pope (eds), 'The registers of the chapel of Rainford, 1702-1812', LPRS, 119 (1981)
ST HELENS CHAPEL REGISTERS (St Helen's chapelry in Windle on 'Prescot side')
1: F. Dickinson (ed.), 'The registers of St Helens chapel, Part I, 1713-1787', LPRS, 107 (1968) 2: R. Dickinson (ed.), 'The registers of St Helens Chapel in the parish of Prescot, Part II, 1788-1837', LPRS, 111 (1972)
OTHER EARLY MATERIAL, 1447-1600
RSLC, 89 (1937) [see COURT ROLLS, above]

B: OTHER EASILY ACCESSIBLE RECORDS

C= Christenings
M= Marriages
B= Burials

CHURCHWARDENS' ACCOUNTS ('Prescot side' of parish)
1663-1900 (microfilm of original, available at LRO [unindexed]
PARISH REGISTERS (whole parish, but especially 'Prescot side')
CMB 1766-1900 (microfilm of original, available at LRO, Huyton library, St Helens library)[unindexed]
FARNWORTH CHAPEL REGISTERS
C 1698-1743, LPRS Microfiche 27
B 1698-1743, LPRS Microfiche 16 (1998)
GREAT SANKEY CHAPEL REGISTERS (Great Sankey chapelry on 'Farnworth side')
CMB 1728-1838, LPRS Microfiche 1 (1984)
RAINFORD CHAPEL REGISTERS
D.J. Browning & F.R. Pope (eds), The registers of Rainford Chapel, 1813-1837, 2 vols. (1982) [indexed]

C: ORIGINAL MATERIAL

LANCASHIRE RECORD OFFICE, BOW LANE, PRESTON
PARISH REGISTERS (Prescot town only)[all unfilmed & unindexed]
C 1900-1965 (PR 3404/1/2-26;
M 1900-1974 (PR 3404/1/39-45)
B 1900-2003 (PR 3404/1/57-59)
CHESHIRE RECORD OFFICE, DUKE STREET, CHESTER
FARNWORTH CHAPELWARDENS' ACCOUNTS 1679 onwards (P283/4080/186) [unindexed]
KNOWSLEY BOROUGH ARCHIVES, KIRKBY LIBRARY
PRESCOT GRAMMAR SCHOOL RECORDS (DDPs/1/37)[unindexed]
KING'S COLLEGE ARCHIVES, CAMBRIDGE
CLASS PRE [unindexed]
PRESCOT CHURCH
Only recent material is now held at the church. The registers held are:
C 1965 onwards
M 1974 onwards
B 2003 onwards

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