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The Parish Church of Euxton does not have a known dedication but is located at Landranger Grid: SD 555189

The Church details are:-

Rev. J.G. Riley
The Vicarage
Wigan Road,
Euxton, Chorley

01257 262 102

Parish records for the church exist as follows:

  Original Registers at Lancs. R.O.
FHC Microfilm LPRS BVRI-2
  Christenings    1711 -1978    1734 -1780    1774 -1900    1734 -1781    1780 -1900
  Marriages    1711 -1754
   1838 -1975
N/A    1787 -1900 N/A None
  Burials    1711 -1943 N/A N/A N/A N/A

For information about the modern day parish council and events in the community including some very informative newsletters, please check out the Euxton Parish Council site.

LancashireBMD is making progress in indexing births, marriages and deaths that were registered in this district. It is recommended to review their site. This provides access to births, marriages and deaths registered only AFTER 1st July 1837 and allows you to order the certificate from the local registry office instead of the national registration system. Do check the coverage link to see what records have been transcribed. Marriages at the parish church should also be in the parish church records.

FreeBMD may also be consulted for births, marriages and deaths registered in this district after 1st July 1837. This is also a work in progress that is not yet complete.

The Lancashire Image Archive is developing a database of historical photographs which may be of interest.

The only other church in Euxton is the following:

   Church Name Years available at Lancs. Register Office Notes
   St. Mary

   1740 -1870

Roman Catholic church founded in the 14 century. It is the oldest building in Euxton.

The parish registers of St Mary's, Euxton are in the process of being transcribed.

The Lancashire Parish Register Society (LPRS) is a group of volunteers who have been working since 1898 to transcribe and make available copies of parish registers in Lancashire. Further information may be obtained here: LPRS

Eventually Parish Record Transcripts will be posted here, but in the meantime IGI records are available and a very limited number of lookups in LPRS fiche will be undertaken by the Online Parish Clerk. If you have any transcripts or information about Monumental Inscriptions for this church please contact the OPC by clicking on the paper icon on the left. The following site has some very interesting information about Euxton.


The 1841 census for the Euxton area is located at reference HO107/526 (3 districts containing about 1600 people) but has not yet been transcribed. If you have a transcript, index or are interested in transcribing the census for Euxton, please contact the webmaster here:

Census Transcripts

You should also consult the FreeCEN site although it is only just getting started and not much may be available.

Copies of the census books have been made available or are in process by Stepping Stones, S&N Genealogy and Archive CD Project. The 1881 census can be searched online at: Familysearch

All census transcriptions should be used as an index as the original records may be in very poor shape and pencil was used to record much of the original information. Some searchers have found ancestors by searching on first names, so be creative.

Legal Notice: Although not bound by the UK 1998 Data Protection Act, this site is in full compliance as no information will be posted on live people at any time.


Transcription from the following Poor Law Rate books for the Parish, or Township of Euxton in the Chorley Union, Lancashire.

Years Covered:-
1880 (Assessed October 4th, 1880)
1897 (Assessed October 13th, 1897)
1910 (Assessed 18th October, 1910)

Details included:-
Record Number
Name of Occupier
Name of Owner
Description of Property
Name or Situation of Property
Estimated extent
Gross Estimated Rental
Rateable Value of Agricultural Land
Rateable Value of Buildings etc
Rate Payable

Transcribed by Tom J Iddon Oct/Nov 2005

Poor Law Transcript

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