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"INSKIP, a township and a chapelry in St. Michael-on-Wyre parish, Lancashire. The township bears the name of Inskip-with-Sowerby; lies 4 miles WSW of Brock r. station, and 9 NW of Preston; and has a postal letter box under Preston. Acres, 2,888. Real property, £3,748. Pop., 663. Houses, 129. The manor belongs to the Earl of Derby. The chapelry is larger than the township, and was constituted in 1850. Pop., 780. Houses, 158. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £105. * Patron, the Vicar of St. Michael-on-Wyre. The church is a neat edifice, of nave and chancel, with a belfry. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and some small charities."

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


Archives and Libraries

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Inskip area is Lancaster.


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "INSKIP-WITH-SOWERBY, a township in the parish of St. Michael-on-Wyre, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 7 miles N.W. of Preston, its post town, and 5 S.W. of Garstang. It is situated near the river Wyre. The soil is very light and peaty. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in agriculture. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £105, in the patronage of the Vicar of St. Michael-on-Wyre. There is a National school for both sexes. The Earl of Derby is lord of the manor."

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  • "SOWERBY, a hamlet in the parish of St. Michael-on-Wyre, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 5 miles N.E. of Kirkhave. It is in conjunction with Inskip."

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The is a one-name study being undertaken for those with a surname of Inskip.


Historical Geography

In 1835 Inskip with Sowerby was a township in the parish of St. Michaels.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Inskip 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.