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Lancashire Census and County Genealogy Records

A county of England, lying on the Irish Sea, and bounded by Cumberland, Westmoreland, Yorkshire, and Cheshire. It is 75 miles in length, and 30 in breadth. It is divided into 6 hundreds, which contain 27 market towns, 62 parishes, and 894 villages. This county comprises a variety of soil and face of country; there being mountains of more than 2000 feet high, in the north and eastern parts, with wide moorlands or heaths amongst them; extensive bogs or mosses, which yield only turf for fuel, and are very dangerous; and some most fertile land for agricultural purposes. it yields iron, coal, slate, and other building-stones; salt, &c. &c. Grazing is more attended to than agriculture. The fisheries, both in the rivers and the sea, are valuable. As a commercial and manufacturing county, Lancashire is distinguished beyond most others in the kingdom. Its principal manufactures are linen, silk, and cotton goods; fustians, counterpanes, shalloons, baize, serges, tapes, small wares, hats, sail-cloth, sacking, pins, iron goods, cast plate-glass, &c. Of the commerce of this county, it may suffice to observe, that Liverpool is now the second port in the United Kingdom. The principal rivers are the Mersey, Irwell, Ribble, Lune, Leven, Wyre, Hodder, Roche, Duddon, Winster, Kent, and Calder, and it has two considerable lakes, Windermere and Coniston Water. Lancaster is the county town. Population, 1,667,054. It returns 26 members to parliament.

(From Barclay's Complete and Universal Dictionary of 1842.)

 

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Lancashire, England: Parish and Probate Records
A collection of parish and probate records in England and Wales, from the 1500s to the 1800s.
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Lancashire and Cheshire, Past and Present (1867)
Lancashire and Cheshire, Past and Present (1867)
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Lancashire, England Visitations, 1567
Lancashire, England Visitations, 1567
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The registers of the parish church of Rochdale
The registers of the parish church of Rochdale : in the county of Lancaster, from October, 1582 to March, 1616
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Burnley and Vicinity, England Directory, 1896
Burnley and Vicinity, England Directory, 1896
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Preston, Lancashire Parish History
Preston, Lancashire Parish History
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Samlesbury Old Hall : near Preston and Blackburn in the county of Lancaster,
Samlesbury Old Hall : near Preston and Blackburn in the county of Lancaster, England : for three hundred and fifty years the...
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Kirkham in Amounderness : the story of a Lancashire community
Kirkham in Amounderness : the story of a Lancashire community
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Preston, Lancaster History
Preston, Lancaster History
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Manchester and Salford Directory, 1800
Manchester and Salford Directory, 1800
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The history of the parish of Rochdale in the county of Lancaster
The history of the parish of Rochdale in the county of Lancaster
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History of Lancashire as of 1825
History of Lancashire as of 1825
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Historical and descriptive notices of Droylsden
Historical and descriptive notices of Droylsden : past and present
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