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TATHAM, a parish in Lancaster district, Lancashire; 1 mile SE of Wennington r. station, and 4½ E of Hornby. It includes Tatham-Fell chapelry, and its Post town is Wray under Lancaster. Acres, 8,501. Real property, 5,519. Pop., 588. Houses, 115. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, 300. Patron, J. Foster, Esq. The church is later English.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Lancaster library.



Details about the census records, and indexes for Tatham.

Church History

Church Records

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The registers of the parish church, St James the Less, have been published by the Lancashire Parish Register Society as follows.

Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Tatham area is Lancaster.

Description and Travel

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Tatham 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.


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