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THURNHAM, a township in Lancaster and Cockerham parishes, Lancashire; 4½ miles SSW of Lancaster. Acres, 1,219. Real property, £3,345. Pop., 717. Houses, 121. Much of the land belongs to Sir J. Fitzgerald, Bart. T. Hall is an ancient mansion. There are a handsome Roman Catholic chapel and an endowed school.

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


Archives and Libraries

Local studies information is held at Lancaster library.




Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Thurnham area is Lancaster.


Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Thurnham was a township in the parish of Cockerham.

You can see the administrative areas in which Thurnham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Thurnham 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.


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.