Pilling Genealogical Records

Pilling Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Pilling Baptism Records (1630-1721)

A searchable database containing transcriptions of the baptism registers of Pilling. These records may help trace a family as far back as 1630.

Lancashire Baptism Index with Images (1813-1911)

A name index connected to original images of Lancashire baptism registers for over 175 parishes.

Lancashire Birth Index (1837-1975)

An index to births registered in Lancashire. This index lists sub-registration district, which helps to narrow down your search.

FreeBMD Births (1837-1957)

An index to births registered at the central authority for England & Wales. The index provides the area where the birth was registered, mother's maiden name from September 1911 and a reference to order a birth certificate.

Pilling Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2005)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Archdeaconry of Richmond Marriage Bonds (1734-1755)

Marriage bonds from the deaneries of Lonsdale, Kendal, Furness and Copeland.

Archdeaconry of Richmond Marriage Bonds (1648-1710)

Marriage bonds from the deaneries of Lonsdale, Kendal, Furness and Copeland.

Pilling Marriage Records (1630-1721)

A searchable transcript of marriages from the parish registers of Pilling. They may list residence, marital status, witnesses and more.

Lancashire Marriage Index with Images (1754-1936)

A name index connected to original images of Lancashire marriage registers for over 175 parishes.

Pilling Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Pilling Burial Records (1630-1721)

A searchable transcript of burials recorded at Pilling. These records essentially record deaths in and around Pilling between 1630 and 1721. Details may include the age of the deceased, their residence and name of relations.

Lancashire Burial Index with Images (1813-1986)

A name index connected to original images of Lancashire burial registers for over 100 parishes.

Lancashire Death Index (1837-1975)

An index to deaths registered in Lancashire. This index lists sub-registration district, which helps to narrow down your search.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Pilling Church Records

Pilling Parish Registers (1630-1721)

The primary source of documentation for baptisms, marriages and burials before 1837, though useful to the present also.

Cheshire Clergy List (1541-1542)

A list of 16th century Anglican clergy in the Diocese of Chester.

Chester Diocese Ordination Book (1542-1558)

A transcription of a book recording early ordinations in the Diocese of Chester.

Lancashire Parish Register Index with Images (1538-1812)

A name index connected to original images of Lancashire parish registers for over 60 parishes.

Lancashire CoE Confirmation Records (1856-1922)

Confirmations are Church of England ceremonies conducted by Bishops that affirm one's commitment to the doctrines of the church. These records contain the names of those confirmed, their age, date of baptism & confirmation, address and sometimes other details. The records are indexed by name and connected to images of the original registers.

Pilling Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Lancashire Lay Subsidy (1332)

A tax list of wealthier Lancashire residents.

Lancashire Lay Subsidies (1216-1307)

Two lay subsidies from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Lancashire Chartist Land Plan (1842-1848)

A history of the Chartist Cooperative Land Society, which aimed to settle chartists on smallholdings. Also includes a list of over 5,000 chartist sympathizers in Lancashire.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Pilling Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Chester Diocese Probate Images & Index (1492-1857)

A searchable index of testators connected to original images of their will and any probate documents. These records can help trace your Cheshire ancestors back to the 15th century.

Chester Diocese Probate, Admons & Depositions (1487-1620)

A calendar of probate, admon and testamentary depositions from Chester Diocese. The latter, deposition, are sworn statements at testamentary trials.

Derbyshire Will Index (1858-1928)

An index to wills, proved by the Derby Probate Registry. Index includes name, residence and year of probate. Contains entries for Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and other counties.

Lancashire Will Index (1540-1860)

An index to around 250,000 probate records covering Lancashire.

Newspapers Covering Pilling

Blackburn Standard (1835-1900)

Local news; notices of births, marriages and deaths; business notices; details on the proceedings of public institutions; adverts and a rich tapestry of other local information from the Blackburn district. Every line of text from the newspaper can be searched and images of the original pages viewed.

Preston Chronicle (1831-1893)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Preston area.

Lancaster Gazette (1801-1894)

A record of births, marriages, deaths, legal, political, organisation and other news from the Lancaster area. Original pages of the newspaper can be viewed and located by a full text search.

Northern Echo (1870-1900)

Britain's most popular provincial newspaper, covering local & national news, family announcements, government & local proceedings and more.

Manchester Courier and Lancashire Advertiser (1825-1916)

A searchable newspaper providing a rich variety of information about the people and places of the Lancashire district. Includes obituaries and family announcements.

Pilling Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Pilling Cemeteries

Lancashire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Lancashire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribe memorials of those connected with the nautical occupations.

Rail & Canal Photographs Catalog (1880-1970)

A searchable database of photographs relating to railways and canals in Britain.

Pilling Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Lancashire (1924)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Bulmer's Lancashire and District Directory (1912)

Historical & topographical descriptions of Lancashire, supplemented with lists of the area's leading private, commercial and official persons.

Kelly's Directory of Lancashire (1905)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Lancashire (1895)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Slater's Directory of Lancashire (1869)

Historical and contemporary descriptions of settlements, detailing their governance, churches, schools etc.; to which is appended lists of residents, with their occupations.

Manchester Prison Registers (1847-1881)

A name index linked to original images of over 250,000 Manchester prison records. Records contain details on the convict's birth, appearance, crime and more.

Lancashire Final Concords (1189-1558)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Lancashire Assize Rolls (1176-1268)

Early legal records, largely covering serious cases refereed by lower courts. Many entries record transfers and disputes relating to land.

Lancashire Inquisitions post Mortem (1606-1625)

Transcripts of records created on the death of a direct tenant of the monarch to asses their Lancashire land-holdings. Contains much useful genealogical information.

Duchy Court of Lancaster Pleadings & Depositions (1547-1558)

Pleas heard before the Duchy Court of Lancaster relating to a number of matters, including criminal and land disputes. Contains depositions, which list the age and residence of many people.

Pilling Taxation Records

Lancashire Lay Subsidy (1332)

A tax list of wealthier Lancashire residents.

Lancashire Lay Subsidies (1216-1307)

Two lay subsidies from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Pilling Land & Property Records

Lancashire Final Concords (1189-1558)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Lancashire Assize Rolls (1176-1268)

Early legal records, largely covering serious cases refereed by lower courts. Many entries record transfers and disputes relating to land.

Lancashire Inquisitions post Mortem (1606-1625)

Transcripts of records created on the death of a direct tenant of the monarch to asses their Lancashire land-holdings. Contains much useful genealogical information.

A Calendar of the Norris Deeds (1100-1499)

Deeds from the Norris family of Speak.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Pilling Occupation & Business Records

Prestwich Asylum Admissions (1851-1901)

Abstracts of over 20,000 admissions to an insane asylum.

Smuggling on the West Coast (1690-1867)

An introduction to smuggling on the west coast of Britain & the Isle of Man, with details of the act in various regions.

North England Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the north of England.

Lost Pubs of Lancashire (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Pilling School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Pilling

Victoria County History: Lancashire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Pilling Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Lancashire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Lancashire Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Lancashire's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Pilling Military Records

The Story of the 55th (West Lancashire) Division (1914-1918)

A history of a Lancashire division's WWI campaigns.

The 42nd (East Lancashire) Division (1914-1918)

A record of the division's movements in WWI.

Roll of Officers of the York and Lancaster Regiment (1756-1884)

Lists of officers by rank, regiment and name.

Old County Regiment of Lancashire Militia History (1689-1888)

A general history of the militia, including lists of officers from various periods.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

Pilling Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Pilling Histories & Books

Lancashire & Cheshire History and Genealogy (1110-1879)

Extracts from a vast array of historical documents giving details on thousands of individuals connected to the history of Lancashire.

Victoria County History: Lancashire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Lancashire and Cheshire, Past and Present (370-1867)

A history of two Northern counties from the Germanic invasion to the Victorian period.

Lancashire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Lancashire.

Lancashire Chartist Land Plan (1842-1848)

A history of the Chartist Cooperative Land Society, which aimed to settle chartists on smallholdings. Also includes a list of over 5,000 chartist sympathizers in Lancashire.

Biographical Directories Covering Pilling

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Pilling Maps

Maps of Lancashire (1579-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Maps of England (1360-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the country.

Pilling Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Pilling Information

Ecclesiastical Juristiction:

  • York province
    • Blackburn diocese
      • Lancaster archdeaconry
        • Amounderness deanery

    Historical Description

    PILLING is a very extensive parish and chapelry on the shore of Morecambe Bay, extending from 3 ½ to 10 miles north-west from Garstang, the principal part of the village being about 7 miles distant; it is in the Lancaster division of the county, hundred of Amounderness, Garstang petty sessional division, union and county court district, rural deanery of Garstang, archdeaconry of Lancaster and diocese of Manchester. The Garstang and Knot End railway has a station here. The ancient chapel of St. John the Baptist, which stood some distance from the village, existed in 1493; the present chapel, erected in 1717, consecrated in 1721, and new-roofed and galleried in 1812—13, is a plain building of stone, consisting of chancel and nave, with 2 bells: there is an ancient font and an organ given by R. C. Gardner esq.: and the building affords sittings for 286 persons, 156 of which are free. The church of the same name, erected in 1886—7, at a cost of about £7,000, from designs by Messrs. Paley and Austin, architects, of Lancaster, is a building of stone in the Gothic style of the 14th century, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled tower with spire: there are 410 sittings, of which 280 are free. The registers date from the year 1628. The living is a perpetual curacy, net yearly value £250, including 35 acres of glebe with residence, in the gift of the lords of the manor alternately, and held since 1897 by the Rev. Thomas Pearson M A of Christ’s College, Cambridge. A Catholic church and schools were erected in 1891 upon land presented by the late Joseph Smith, of Lancaster, at a cost of £3,900, including presbytery and school house, from designs by Messrs. Sinnott, Sinnott and Powell, of Liverpool; the church, which is in the Gothic style, affords 160 sittings, and the school will hold 150: the Rev. John Smith is priest. St. Mark’s mission room, built for the Moss district in 1870, is at Ragland Hill, 4 miles from the parish church, and will seat 150 persons. There is also a small Wesleyan chapel here. E. G. S. Hornby esq. of Dalton Hall, Burton,-Carnforth, and the Misses Margaret Jane and Emily Elletson, of Ambleside, who are owners of the manor, Mr. Thomas Corless, of Springfield. Mr. William Bell Corless, of The Greaves, Lancaster, and the Rev. James Cardwell Gardner M.A. of Fluke Hall, are the principal landowners. The house called “Pilling Hall” was anciently a grange belonging to Cockersand Abbey. A great part of the land is peat moss; large quantities of turf are cut yearly for fuel. The area is 6,164 acres of land, 9 of water and 1,801 of foreshore; rateable value, £9,190; the population in 1901 was 1,407; the population of the ecclesiastical parish was 1,428.

    PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

    Mixed, built in 1856, for 200 children; average attendance, 115; with an endowment in land of £26 a year, called “Carter’s charity”.

    Eagland Hill (mixed), built in 1879, for 100 children; average attendance, 45.

    Catholic, erected in 1891, for 80 children; average attendance, 31.

    Kelly's Directory of Lancashire (1905)

    Surnames Found in Pilling

    RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
    1Jenkinson674.12
    2Parkinson593.63
    3Clarkson523.20
    4Bradshaw482.95
    5Cross482.95
    6Carter432.64
    7Isles402.46
    8Cookson352.15
    9Gardner342.09
    10Preston332.03
    11Ronson332.03
    12Dickinson321.97
    13Alty311.91
    14Butler301.84
    15Houghton281.72
    16Fenton261.60
    17Hornby261.60
    18Billington261.60
    19Armstrong251.54
    20Kay251.54
    21Simpson241.48
    22Parr221.35
    23Winchester211.29
    24Danson211.29
    25Thornton201.23
    26Curwen191.17
    27Redman191.17
    28Dunderdale181.11
    29McNeal171.04
    30Rossall171.04
    31Hoyles171.04
    32Jackson171.04
    33Hall171.04
    34Williamson160.98
    35Shepherd150.92
    36Nicholson140.86
    37Moon130.80
    38Whiteside130.80
    39Dobson130.80
    40Mason120.74
    41Jemson120.74
    42Stafford110.68
    43Bagot110.68
    44Till110.68
    45Hodgson100.61
    46Atkinson100.61
    47Sherdley90.55
    48Bleasdale90.55
    49Lawrenson90.55
    50Charnley90.55
    51Hayhurst90.55
    52Stirzaker90.55
    53Bradley90.55
    54Helm90.55
    55Hodgkinson80.49
    56Newsham80.49
    57Gornall80.49
    58Clarke80.49
    59Norley80.49
    60Armer80.49
    61Kirkby80.49
    62Sandham80.49
    63Holden80.49
    64Bryning70.43
    65Bimson70.43
    66Winder70.43
    67Nevison70.43
    68Southward70.43
    69Park70.43
    70Catteral70.43
    71Threlfall70.43
    72Morley70.43
    73Ritson70.43
    74Roberts60.37
    75Porter60.37
    76Higginson60.37
    77Leech60.37
    78Cumpsty60.37
    79Bramwell60.37
    80Calvert60.37
    81Cardwell60.37
    82Corless60.37
    83Dodd60.37
    84Webster60.37
    85Cooper60.37
    86Ellwood60.37
    87Dodgson50.31
    88Fishwick50.31
    89Lawson50.31
    90Fairclough50.31
    91Parker50.31
    92Baldwin50.31
    93Walmsley50.31
    94Smith40.25
    95Wilkinson40.25
    96Miller40.25
    97Singleton40.25
    98Ashton40.25
    99Moore40.25
    100Butcher30.18

    * Statistics based on the 1881 census