Blackburn St Mary, Lancashire Family History

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