Longton, Lancashire Family History Guide

Longton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1719 from chapelry in Penwortham Ancient Parish.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1754
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1758

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

LONGTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Penwortham, union of Preston, hundred of Leyland, N. division of Lancashire, 5 miles (S. W. by W.) from Preston; containing 1719 inhabitants. This was one of the manors granted by Roger de Lacy, on obtaining the barony of Penwortham, to Robert, the brother of Hugh, last baron of the name of Bussel. In the 46th of Edward III., a portion of the manor belonged to the Lees, from whom it afterwards passed to the Flemings; and in the 9th of Henry IV., Sir Thomas Fleming gave to Henry de Bretherton and his heirs the whole lordship of Longton. The estate afterwards reverted to the Flemings, whose heiress, Elizabeth, in the reign of Henry VIII. married Thurstan Hall. The chapelry comprises 3132 acres, of which 146 are common or waste land; its length from east to west, is much greater than its breadth, and there is a long and considerable village, through which passes the road from Preston to Ormskirk: the Ribble flows on the west. Longton Hall, built in the 17th century, is now a farmhouse. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £148; patron, L. Rawstorne, Esq. The tithes have been commuted for £328 payable to the impropriator, and £8 to the curate of Penwortham. The chapel was in existence in 1650, and, having fallen into decay, was rebuilt in 1770, by a brief, dated in 1767, amounting to £1026. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. A free school was endowed in 1793, by Robert Moss, with a bequest of £400; it is further aided by the trustees of Hutton school: the present schoolroom was built by subscription in 1817.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Cemeteries

Lancashire monumental inscriptions, Longton, St. Andrews Author: Smyth, Jane; Church of England. Chapelry of Longton (Lancashire)

St. Oswald, Longton, monumental inscriptions Author: Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Census

Census returns for Longton, 1841-1891

The western parishes of South Ribble, Lancashire 1841, 51, 61, 71, 81, 91 & 1901 census records : for the parishes of Hutton, Longton, Little Hoole, Much Hoole and Walmer Bridge Author: Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

1851 census surname index, Longton sub-district (Lancashire) : Public Records Office, ref. HO 107/2264 Author: Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Penwortham, 1608-1873 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Penwortham (Lancashire); Church of England. Chapelry of Farrington (Lancashire); Church of England. Chapelry of Longton (Lancashire)

Christening transcripts of Longton chapel, Lancashire, England, Nov. 1753 - Dec. 1820. Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Longton (Lancashire)

Lancashire burial register, Longton, St. Andrews, 1895-1990 Author: Smyth, Jane; Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Lancashire Methodist records, 1799-1837

Parish register extracts, 1891-1900 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Penwortham (Lancashire); Lancashire Record Office

Parish registers for Longton, 1754-1901 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Longton (Lancashire); Lancashire Record Office

Record of members, 1837-1854 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Longton Branch (Lancashire)

Record of members, 1858-1869 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burslem Branch (Staffordshire); Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Longton Branch (Lancashire); Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Macclesfield Branch (Cheshire)

Computer printout of Longton, Lancs., Eng

Maps

Street by street Blackpool Preston : Chorley, Cleveleys, Fleetwood, Leyland, Lytham St. Anne’s, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Bamber Bridge, Clayton-le-Woods, Coppull, Freckleton, Kirkham, Knott End-on-Sea, Longton, Preesall, Thornton, Warton Author: Automoblie Association (Great Britain)

Lancashire Archives & Family History Groups

Lancashire Archives

Lancashire FH & Heraldry Society

Manchester Archives and Local History

Lancashire

Lancashire BMD

England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910

England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996

Catholic Parish Registers of Liverpool 1741-1773

St James’ Cemetery Burials Liverpool

Manchester Burial Records

England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004

England, Lancashire, Rusholme Road Cemetery 1821-1933

Oldham Burial Records

Tameside Burial Records

Chorlton Upon Medlock Burials 1821-1933

CemSearch

Lancaster Convict Database 1800s

Lancashire Fusiliers

Lancashire Infantry Museum

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Lancashire Roll of Honour

St. Helens Roll of Honour

Lancashire Police Records

Lancashire Lantern - archive of local old photographs, postcards and other images

Manchester Local Images

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977

Census

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911

Occupations

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Administration

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