Burscough was originally part of the Parish of Ormskirk and life events were recorded in the Parish registers for Ormskirk.
In 1832 the Church of St John the Baptist was consecrated and in 1849 Burscough became a seperate Parish.
You can find our more about the Church History on their website
When you are searching for Burscough Baptisms, Marriages and Burials you should check both the Ormskirk and the Burscough registers as many of these events continued to be recorded in the Ormskirk registers even after the Burscough Church had opened. Some events you may even find have been recorded in both sets of Registers.
Acknowledgement & Thanks
Lancashire Online Parish Clerks would like to thank:
The Vicar Richard Jones and The Churchwardens and Committee of St John the Baptist for their kind permission to film and transcribe their registers.
Ormskirk & District Family History Society for their invaluable help in introducing us to the Church and for providing images of the Burial Registers for transcription.
Please take a few minutes to visit the website of Ormskirk & District Family History Society who provide many valuable resources to family history researchers for the Burscough and other West Lancashire Parishes.