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Up Holland Parish Resources

The Church of St Thomas the Martyr is located Landranger Grid: SD 523051

Parish records for the church exist as follows:-

Original Registers
FHC Microfilm

   1607 -1942

   1607 -1735

   1600 -1735    1735 -1844

   1600 -1957

   1600 -1735

   1600 -1735    1762 -1815

   1619 -1882

   1600 -1735

Lookups are now available from the Online Parish Clerk for baptisms, marriages and burials from 1600 to 1735 and baptisms only from 1812 to 1862. Please supply as much detail as possible or contact the OPC by clicking on the quill and scroll symbol on the left.

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 Inscriptions have been transcribed by Jane Campbell. All information on these pages is copyright Jane Campbell. This information should always be checked against original sources or films if possible.

Monumental Inscriptions have been transcribed on microfiche by the Lancashire and Southwest Lancashire Family History Society and can be purchased here: LSWLFHS

One of Up Holland's most infamous residents was George Lyon. He was executed in 1815 after staging a hold up of a stagecoach near Up Holland with 2 accomplices and George was buried in the graveyard of the church. Here is an outline or for more details consult "George Lyon - Up Holland Highwayman". Details are in the bibliography link.

Census records for 1841 and 1861 have been transcribed for Up Holland and can be downloaded or viewed below. Be aware that the files are in Word format and are large and will take time to open or download, especially over dial up connections. Either double click on the link and read it online or right click and save it on your computer:

1841 Census File (600 KB)

1861 Census File (900 KB)

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

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