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Lancashire Parish Register Society

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Lancashire Parish Register Society
Formation26 November 1897
TypeHistorical Society
Registration no.511396
Legal statusCharity
  • Historical Study
  • Research
HeadquartersManchester, United Kingdom
Region served
Official language
  • Research
  • Publications
  • Library
  • Archives
9th President
Thomas Woodcock

The Lancashire Parish Register Society is a text publication society and registered charity. It was founded for the "purpose of printing the registers of the ancient parishes" in Lancashire.

The society was formed at a meeting at Chetham's Library, convened by Henry Fishwick, on 26 November 1897, but the year 1898 was fixed as the first year of the society's existence. The society became a registered charity (No. 511396) in 1981.[1]


Since 1898, the society has published 175 printed volumes of Lancashire's parish registers, as well as numerous CDs and CD-Roms.[2] The society published its 175th volume in 2012.[3]


Membership is open to all individuals and institutions interested in the parish registers of the county.



General Editors

  • 1976–2008 Dr Colin D. Rogers
  • 2008–present Alan A. Kenwright


  • 1897–98 Rev. W. Löwenberg
  • 1898–1931 Dr Henry Brierley
  • 1931–56 Archibald Sparke
  • 1941–82 Dr Frank Taylor
  • 1982–86 Jean M. Ayton
  • 1986–89 Irene Foster
  • 1989–93 R. Neil Hudson
  • 1993–99 The Worshipful John L. O. Holden
  • 1999–2010 Marnie Mason
  • 2010–present R. Neil Hudson


  • 1897–1936 John Rigg Faithwaite
  • 1936–48 Dr Ernest Bosdin Leech
  • 1948–77 Dr Robert Dickinson
  • 1971–77 Florence Dickinson
  • 1977–95 J. R. Bulmer
  • 1995–2005 T. O’Brien
  • 2005–08 Alan A. Kenwright
  • 2008–present Jackie Roberts

See also

External links

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Charity Commission of England and Wales". Charity Commission of England and Wales. 2015-12-11. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
  2. ^ Lancashire Parishes for the Genealogist (Lancashire Parish Register Society, 2007), s. 1. ISBN 1-85445-157-X.
  3. ^ The Registers of the Parish of Wigan, 1711-40, ed. K. T. Taylor, Lancashire Parish Register Society, 175 (2012). ISBN 978-1-85445-171-2.
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