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Lancashire Census Transcripts and Indexes

Census Files Available

This page is designed to make available transcriptions of census returns. Please note that the original information is copyright by the transcriber, and the whole intent of this web page is to encourage non-commercial use. Anyone trying to sell this information will be denied a Christmas card and as it's free here, why would anyone buy it? Files are mostly HTML and can be read on line by double clicking the link or right clicking and saving the file onto your own computer. Once you open each file, you may search for names or employment by using the FIND function. The size of each file is given so you can estimate the time needed to download.

Remember this is a finding aid and always a good idea to confirm the entry on the microfilm or the CD copies of the census. In most cases, references are provided to folio numbers, film references and the location of the file on the census copies on CD.

Should you find any discrepancy, please contact with full details including district name, file name, folio and exact specifics of what you have in updated information. I may not do it quickly but I will try and respond to updates.

Should you have any transcriptions of any Lancashire census, please let me know and I will either host it here or happily link to it. We all benefit by sharing.

Files last updated May 27, 2006. A census transcript for Heapey has been posted and constuctive suggestions with mystery names would be appreciated.

Complaints will be filed and generally ignored unless they are constructive! One question that came up was the meaning of the "Born in Lancs" column. It has either Y, N or I where the I means Ireland.

Michael

1841 Census Files

  1. Adlington Dist 6 (124 KB)
  2. Adlington Dist 7 (156 KB)
  3. Anderton (60 KB)
  4. Billinge & Higher End Index (507 KB)
  5. Blackrod District 6 (121 KB)
  6. Blackrod District 7 (102 KB)
  7. Blackrod District 8 (117 KB)
  8. Bretherton Dist 4 (688 KB)
  9. Bretherton Dist 5 (736 KB)
  10. Charnock Richard (60 KB)
  11. Chorley District 1 (280 KB)
  12. Chorley District 2 (235 KB)
  13. Chorley District 3 (288 KB)
  14. Chorley District 4 (174 KB)
  15. Chorley District 5 (228 KB)
  16. Chorley District 6 (244 KB)
  17. Chorley District 7 (150 KB)
  18. Chorley District 8 (269 KB)
  19. Chorley District 9 (202 KB)
  20. Chorley District 10 (279 KB)
  21. Chorley District 11 (172 KB)
  22. Chorley District 12 (160 KB)
  23. Chorley District 13 (147 KB)
  24. Chorley District 14 (240 KB)
  25. Chorley District 15 (150 KB)
  26. Chorley District 16 (185 KB)
  27. Chorley Workhouse (10 KB)
  28. Coppull (254 KB)
  29. Croston -Ulnes Walton (160KB)
  30. Dalton Name index only (97 KB)
  31. Duxbury (120 KB)
  32. Heapey (204 KB)
  33. Heath Charnock Dist 4 (142 KB)
  34. Heath Charnock Dist 5 (757 KB)
  35. Hindley District 1 (254 KB)
  36. Hindley District 2 (Not yet available)
  37. Hindley District 3 (287 KB)
  38. Hindley District 4 (257 KB)
  39. Hindley Districts 5 to 9 available later
  40. Heath Charnock Dist 5 (103 KB)
  41. Lowton District 11 (273 KB)
  42. Lowton Dist 12/13 and workhouse (1.07 MB)
  43. Orrell Index only (567 KB)
  44. Pemberton (786 KB)
  45. Rivington (350 KB)
  46. Shevington (300 KB)
  47. Standish District 1 (224 KB)
  48. Standish District 2 (112 KB)
  49. Standish District 3 (136 KB)
  50. Standish District 4 (167 KB)
  51. Up Holland (Word Format) (600 KB)
  52. Welsh Whittle (50 KB)
  53. Wheelton District 12 (448 KB)
  54. Wheelton District 13 (482 KB))
  55. Wheelton District 14 (475 KB)
  56. Wigan (2 MB) (text)
  57. Winstanley Index (114 KB)
  58. Winwick Dist 5 (230KB)
  59. Worthington (330 KB)
  60. Wrightington Dist 8 (190KB)
  61. Wrightington Dist 9 (190KB)
  62. Wrightington Dist 10 (190KB)

Look ups are available for the 1841 census in Oswaldtwistle by Fiona. Ask nicely here: Oswaldthistle Look ups

 

1861 Census

Up Holland (Word Format) (900 KB)

 

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