Heapey Parish Resources
The Church of St Barnabas is located at Landranger Grid: SD 602204.
Heapey and the adjacent community of Wheelton have a village website listing businesses, pubs and matters related to the parish councils:
|Rev. Keith Howard, Vicar||Vicarage|
|St. Barnabas Church||1 Balmoral Drive|
|Heapey, Lancashire||Chorley, Lancashire|
|PR6 8EW||PR6 8ST|
|01254 832 017|
In general, the parish should not be contacted for genealogical inquiries
Parish records for the church exist as follws:
|Original Registers at LRO||
|FHC Microfilm||LPRS||Manchester Archives|
The Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society sells a microfiche transcript of the burial registers from 1890 to 1973. Contact: LFHHS
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.
Monumental Inscription do not appear to have been transcribed for sale so if you know of any, please let me know.
Transcripts of the 1841 census for the Heapey area are being made available here:
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.