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Bickerstaffe, township and eccl. dist., in par. and 3½ miles SE. of Ormskirk, SW. Lancashire, 6444 ac., pop. 2269; P.O.

John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Ormskirk and Skelmersdale libraries.

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Bickerstaffe area is West Lancashire

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"BICKERSTAFFE, a township in the parish of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the S.E. of Ormskirk, its post town. The workpeople are chiefly employed in the neighbouring coal mines. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, value £150, in the patronage of the Earl of Derby. The township gives the title of baron to Lord Stanley of Bickerstaffe."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Bickerstaffe was a township in the parish of Ormskirk.

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Maps

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD446039 (Lat/Lon: 53.529023, -2.837482), Bickerstaffe which are provided by:

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Probate Records

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

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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.