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Whittle-le-Woods Parish Resources

The Church of St John the Evangelist is located at Landranger Grid: SD 578215

The contact details for the church are:-

Revd Philip Venables
St. John the Evangelist Vicarage
Preston Road,
Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley,
01257 241 291

In general, the parish should not be contacted for genealogical inquiries

Parish records for the church exist as follows:

  Original Registers at LRO
FHC Microfilm LPRS BVRI-2

   1830 -1999

   1843 -1845

Yes N/A    1848 -1858

   1846 -1993

N/A Yes N/A N/A

   1831 -1948

N/A Yes N/A N/A

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 do not appear to have been transcribed for sale so if you know of any, please let me know.


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.

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