Lancaster St Mary, Lancashire Family History

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

Other places in the parish include:

  • Abbeystead
  • Aldcliffe
  • Ashton
  • Ashton with Stodday
  • Bare
  • Bulk
  • Catshaw Vaschery
  • Dunkenshaw Fell
  • Emmetts Vaschery
  • Fulwood
  • Green Vaschery
  • Hackensall
  • Hawthornthwaite Vaschery
  • Hays Haw Fell
  • Heaton
  • Heaton with Oxcliffe
  • Lee Fell
  • Lentworth Vaschery
  • Marshaw Fell
  • Myerscough
  • Ortner Vaschery
  • Oxcliffe
  • Pilling Lane
  • Scotforth
  • Stodday
  • Thurnham
  • Torrisholme

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin: 1599

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

Parishes adjacent to Lancaster St Mary

  • Preston St Peter
  • Lancaster St Anne
  • Preston St John
  • Lancaster Castle
  • Ashton upon Ribble St Andrew
  • Broughton
  • Grimsargh
  • Lancaster St John
  • Skerton
  • Barton
  • Glasson
  • Quernmore
  • Preston All Saints
  • Lancaster St Thomas
  • Halton
  • Garstang
  • Inskip
  • St Michael on Wyre
  • Woodplumpton
  • Goosnargh
  • Ellel
  • Preston St Paul

Historical Descriptions


The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Aldcliffe, a hamlet in the parish of Lancaster; 1½ mile south-east of Lancaster, on the estuary of the Lune. Pop., in 1831, 96. Houses 13. Acres 680. A. P. £1,335. Poor rates, in 1837, £117.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Fulwood, 2 m. N. Preston. P. 628

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


Thurnham is a township in the parish of Lancaster, co-palatine of Lancaster, four and a half miles south-north-west from the county town. Thurnham Hall, the ancient residence of the lords of the manor, is actually situated in the parish of Cockerham, which includes a portion of the township of Thurnham. Cockersand Abbey, founded in the time of Richard I for Cluniac monks of the Premonstratensian order, is within the township of Thurnham, or rather is entirely bounded by it on the landward side, being in itself an extra-parochial place, with its own over seers, guardians, etc.

Source: The Catholic Registers Of Thurnham, Lancashire. 1785-1888.

Parish Registers

The Catholic Registers Of Thurnham, Lancashire. 1785-1888. - View Online


  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Lancaster
  • 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: Lancaster
  • Hundred: Lancaster Borough
  • Province: York