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Newsham

NEWSHAM, a hamlet in Goosnargh chapelry, Kirkham parish, Lancashire; 6½ miles N of Preston. Pop., 54. There is a Roman Catholic chapel.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Preston library.

Cemeteries

  • St Mary, Station Lane, Roman Catholic

Census

Churches

  • St Mary, Station Lane, Roman Catholic

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Newsham area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Newsham area is Preston.

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

Ask for the gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from Newsham to another place.

Historical Geography

In 1835 Newsham was a township in the parish of St Michaels on Wyre.
You can see the administrative areas in which Newsham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Maps

View maps of Newsham and places within its boundaries.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD514363 (Lat/Lon: 53.820690, -2.739740), Newsham which are provided by:

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Newsham was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

Societies

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.