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The Society has an extensive collection of local records and other material available for sale online via Parish Chest.

Currently available on CD-ROM (while stocks last) or for DOWNLOAD (postage-free faster delivery)...

Note: some items are also available on USB data stick. Please go to the Sales Information page if you prefer this format.

Prices quoted below are for Digital Download, where appropriate, plus postage for CD-ROM versions.

Current postage rates: £1.70 (UK), £4.40 (Europe), £6.00 (Worldwide)

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Monumental Inscriptions

Aughton – Christ Church MIs (Inscriptions) – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £6.00

The newer church in Aughton, consecrated 1877. Copied inscriptions from the original ODFHS paper version, includes list of names & maps of the graveyard.  Inscriptions encompass 1880-1997 Last updated 1997. Word 97 format, usable on most current devices.             

Aughton – St. Michael MIs (Inscriptions) - CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £7.00

The older church in Aughton, even mentioned in the Domesday Book. Inscriptions copied from the original ODFHS paper version, includes list of names & maps of the graveyard. Inscriptions encompass 1655-1997 Last updated 1997. Word 97 format, usable on most current devices.

Becconsall Old Church MIs (Inscriptions) - CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £10.00

This old Church is down a lane and next to the River Douglas (formerly R. Asland). This DVD includes photographs (JPEG) of the graves, with inscriptions encompassing 1762-2011. It was produced in 2011. Word 97 format, usable on most current devices.

Bickerstaffe Holy Trinity MIs (Inscriptions) - CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £7.00

Built 1843. Inscriptions copied from the original ODFHS paper version, includes list of names & maps of the graveyard. Inscriptions encompass 1843 to 1997. Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, also JPEG maps.

Burscough St. John, Church of England; MIs - Memorial Inscriptions only - CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £12.00

At Burscough Bridge, opposite the railway station, consecrated 1832, a "Waterloo" design church. Inscriptions encompass 1832 to 2008, with additions revealed to 2012, over 4,000 grave spaces, but not all have inscriptions, also memorials within the church. Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices. NOTE Burscough RC is also called St. John.

Burscough St. John, Church of England; Photographs of gravestones and church interior - CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £6.00

Photographs to accompany the MIs, showing all graves visible in 2008/2012. JPEG format. It is sold separately but is available at a better price combined with the MIs.

Burscough St. John, Church of England; two discs together, MIs and photographs – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £15.00

Combined version: this is a better bargain for the full information and is a great help when searching for a stone in this vast graveyard.

Burscough St. John, Roman Catholic MIs (Inscriptions) – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £4.50

Actually on the border of Burscough and Lathom, founded 1793.  Copied inscriptions from the original ODFHS paper version, includes list of names & maps of the graveyard. Inscriptions encompass 1812 to 1997. Word 97 format, usable on most current devices. NOTE Burscough CofE is also called St. John.

Lydiate Our Lady's, Catholic Church – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £10.00

Built 1886; when the graveyard became full, some internments occurred in Lydiate St. Thomas, C. of E. This archive was produced in 2016. It consists of photographs of the graves, maps & interior; graveyard and interior of the church as well as the Memorial Inscriptions found; cross -referenced, searchable. Inscriptions encompass 1856 to 2014. Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs of the graves.

Lydiate St. Thomas, Church of England (& some Catholic Graves) – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £7.00

This church was built about 1841, and has a larger graveyard than Our Lady's Lydiate (the Catholic church), consequently, when Our Lady's graveyard became full, some Catholic internments occurred in St. Thomas's.   Copied inscriptions from the original ODFHS paper version, includes list of names & maps of the graveyard. Inscriptions encompass 1822 to 1997. Word 97 format, usable on most current devices.

Maghull St. Andrew's Church of England NEW graveyard – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £10.00

The new church was consecrated in 1880.  Early burials were in the OLD Chapel graveyard (see Maghull Old Chapel MIs). This DVD of Memorial Inscriptions covers 1904 to 2010 and includes photographs of the graves & graveyard. Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs of the graves.

Maghull St. Andrew's OLD Chapel graveyard – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £10.00

The small Chapel remaining on the site is still consecrated & services are occasionally held.  Some parts of the building are Norman and photographs of the interior are included.  Some of the graves are worn & illegible but the grave of Frank Hornby (inventor of Meccano) is one in good condition.  This DVD of Memorial Inscriptions covers 1740 to 1986. Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs of the graves.

Ormskirk Graveyard, St. Peter & St. Paul Church of England – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £10.00

In the later-1900s the Parish Church of Ormskirk began a "modernisation".  The gravestones around the church were lifted and laid as paths (some being laid face-down).  No proper records were kept of the work.  The ODFHS found various records & work over a period of 2 years resulted in identifying most of the spaces from where stones had been removed.  A grave-diggers notebook furnished details of most grave owners, their occupations and many internments (about 1844 to 1909). Word 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs of the notebooks & maps.

Ormskirk St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church - CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £5.00

Opened in 1850. Pages copied (with permission) from a survey lead by the Catholic Family History Society and was completed in 1983.  It includes some inscriptions for Polish 2nd WW deaths. Internments 1852 to 1983.  JPEG format.

Ormskirk St. Peter & St. Paul Church of England – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £10.00

This is the Parish Church of Ormskirk and is the only church known to have a Tower & a Steeple at the same end.  The Tower (& its bells) was brought from Burscough Priory at the dissolution of the Monasteries in the time of Henry VIII. Files in Word 97 format, usable on most current devices (many graves - inscriptions amount to 132,892 words including the paths, the notes & inscriptions within the church).

Rufford St. Mary's Church of England – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £10.00

Opened in 1869, formerly a chapel of Croston Parish, this archive is 212 pages copied in 1995 from microfiche as JPEGs.   Memorials of the Hesketh family are noted, inscriptions encompass about 1693 to 1995.  Word 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs of the pages.

Scarisbrick St. Elizabeth's R. C. Interior & Mass Cards – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £5.00

MIs in the interior & photographs, including the windows.  Mass Cards from about 1915 to 2003.  Word 97 format (searchable 19 pages), usable on most current devices & JPEG photos.

Scarisbrick St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £10.00

First, catholic services took place at Scarisbrick Hall (see earlier BMD records) then St. Mary's was built on this site.  St. Elizabeth's replaced St. Mary's in 1899, designed by Pugin (who was also involved with the Houses of Parliament).  Inscriptions encompass 1848 to 2004. Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs of the church and individual graves.

Scarisbrick St. Mark's Church of England – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £6.00

This church was built about 1851, previously worshippers used Ormskirk.  Inscriptions encompass 1858 to 2014. Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs of the church.

Westhead St. James Church of England – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £7.00

St. James is close to the village of Westhead but also includes Lathom (Lathom Park Chapel has only a few graves, although it is ancient, Ormskirk was used before St. James was built).  Consecrated 1851, inscriptions encompass 1855 to 2004. Word 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG of the church plans.

Parish Registers

Burscough St. John CofE Grave Owners & Burial Records – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £10.00

Photographs of the burial books, which cover the period 1832 to1960; with searchable transcriptions and grave plans. Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs of the 352 pages.

Maghull St. Andrew’s CofE Church Records – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £6.00

Photographs of all the books appertaining to the NEW graveyard and Cremations, with transcriptions and also photographs & transcriptions of the Interior.  Many sections, covering a period of about 1894 to 2010.  There is a MASTERSEARCH file to assist in searching. Word 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs of the pages.

Ormskirk Dissenting Meeting Baptisms (also called Fogg's Chapel) – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £5.00

This Chapel stood on land off Aughton Street.  Founded 1784 but replacing the Chapel on Chapel Street (founded 1696). Baptisms from 1743 to 1837.  Includes photos of Henry Fogg's gravestone, now in a footpath.  Word 97 format (searchable 19 pages), usable on most current devices & 3 JPEG photos of the grave.

Scarisbrick St. Elizabeth's & St. Mary's BMDs – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £7.00

Early Catholic records in Scarisbrick begin in the Hall itself, St. Mary's RC was built in 1812 and replaced by St. Elizabeth's in 1889.  Baptisms & Marriages from 1773 (to 1824/1856), Deaths from 1826-1856. Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices.

 

Nonconformists

Bickerstaffe Quakers – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £7.00

In the 17th Century this graveyard was the burial place of Quakers from all around West Lancashire. Files include extracts from various books and records of Births, Marriages & Deaths (BMDs), including burials in the Quaker Graveyard on Graveyard Lane.  Records from about 1650 to 1800. Word 97 format, usable on most current devices.

 

Reference & Research

Burscough & District Boatmen and their families – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £10.00

Produced in 2007 as a supplement to our www.boatfamilies.website. Comprises extracts from local censuses, churches, newspapers and some commentary.  Transcriptions in Word 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs of people & places.

Carrington Papers – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £4.00

The Carrington Family held land which was compulsory purchased to build the Liverpool-Preston railway line through Ormskirk.  We have been allowed to photograph all the documents (including maps) and develop abstracts.  They start with Title held by Thomas Scarisbrick 31/05/1751 and end at 31/01/1977.  There are also some similar documents for Southport Road (north of the Parish Church) about 1824 to 1986.  Word 97 format, usable on most current devices & JPEG photos (322 images).

Halsall St. Cuthbert Burial Books 1950 to 2019 etc. – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £6.00

The Church has allowed us to photograph all the pages and transcribe them. Burial books from 1950-2019 (most entries include the address) plus various books such as Damaged book of Names for various sections and Re-written list of details made in 1988. There is a MASTERSEARCH list (in Excel format). All files in 97-2003 format and photographs as JPEGs. A photo archive of the relevant graves is planned after Covid.

Maghull Overseers Accounts – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £4.00

The accounts books were saved from a waste skip and cover the period 1827-1828. They were very difficult to read so this archive only has an Excel spread sheet of the details.  Many names of Maghull poor and expenses (e.g. for a hearse) & Vestry Officers. Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices.

Ormskirk Advertiser Newspaper - Extracts – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £7.00

Extracts transcribed by a Member (searchable). Very varied, such as: Churchwardens in the area, appointed 1872; Birth Notices 1865 -84; Homes in Ormskirk for sale, 1871-74. Word 97 format, usable on most current devices.

Ormskirk Land Tax Records #1 1781-1790 – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £5.00

There are 3 data sets, each can be purchased separately.  This set includes a list of workmen who rebuilt the Town Hall in 1799-80 & supplied items (e.g. Richd Taylor for Dantzig Balks {timber}). Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photograph of the pages & PDF lists.

Ormskirk Land Tax Records #2 1799-1805 – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £5.00

There are 3 data sets, each can be purchased separately. This set has more names than #1. Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photograph of the pages & PDF lists.

Ormskirk Land Tax Records #3 1827-1831 – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £5.00

There are 3 data sets, each can be purchased separately. This set has more names than #1 & #2, and includes extracts from Baines' Directory for Ormskirk in 1825.  Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photograph of the pages & PDF lists.

Ormskirk Land Tax Records ALL THREE SETS together – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £10.00

This pack of all three collections allows purchasers to possibly follow ancestral families through a period from 1799 to 1831, and to assess the changes & growth of Ormskirk during that time. Details as above.

Sir William Stanley of Holt - Book  £5.95

By J. Gidman, this is the story of "A Yorkshire Martyr" who was from Cheshire and was very involved in the battle of Bosworth, where Richard III was killed (he reportedly was the Knight who offered the Crown of England to Henry).

Tarleton Manor Court Records – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £7.00

Various records from 1696 to 1802 e.g. Court Barons, with names of many residents from the period.  The area is low lying & prone to flooding, many of the names fined are for failing to clear watercourses. There is a dictionary of specialist terms. Word 97 format (searchable 11 sections), usable on most current devices.

The Derby Chapel in Ormskirk Parish Church – Booklet  £4.00

Lathom was the original seat of the Derbys, who used Burscough Priory as their church.  At the dissolution of the Monasteries, the Derbys started a chapel within the church with effigies.  This small booklet by our member, J. Gidman, describes the chapel, with excellent colour photographs.

Worrall's Directory 1872 – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £3.00

A Member has copied this directory.  There are 302 pages covering a very large area, starting in Wigan but extending to all the parishes around Ormskirk.  Names & employment (e.g. Butcher, Cooper, Draper).  Word 97 format, usable on most current devices & JPEG photos.

 

Poor Law

Burscough Beef Awards – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £5.00

Charitable people paid for beef to be distributed to housekeepers in Burscough.  7 lists of names  covering 1800 to 1817 and 7 lists covering 1819 to 1825 (both Donors & Recipients , 3,600 words).  Transcriptions in Word 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs of the pages. (Also included within the Township books.)

Burscough Township Books and also Burscough Beef Awards – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £10.00

Burscough Township Books record names & duties of Officials from 1770 to 1850.  As well as 9 duties such as Churchwardens & Assessors of Window Tax there is also a list of Paupers. Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs of the 262 pages.  Also includes the Burscough Beef Awards described above.

 

Maps

Burscough Tithe Maps ~1840 – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £10.00

Photographs of the entire maps & close-ups of sections.  Three sets, as new versions were produced when the railways through Burscough were proposed. Also a schedule (e.g. names & land).  NOTE, some present-day parts of Burscough were part of Lathom in 1841 - so are not shown here. Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs.

Rufford Tithe Map ~1839 – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £5.00

Photographs of the entire map & close-ups of the sections.  Also an Excel transcription of the Schedule (e.g. names & land). Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs.

Scarisbrick Tithe Map ~1839 – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £10.00

This record was produced by a member & is in a different format.  The hand-copied map was transferred to computer format  & areas identified.  There is a history and explanations as well as the Schedule (e.g. names & land).  The map is presented in various formats. Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, also PDF & TurboCad.

Tarleton Tithe Map ~1840 – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £5.00

Photographs of the entire map & close-ups of the sections.  Also an Excel transcription of the Schedule (e.g. names & land). Word & Excel 97 format, usable on most current devices, JPEG photographs.

 

Society Journals

Our First 14 Magazines – CD-ROM or DOWNLOAD  £3.00

This compilation includes some interesting snippets, e.g. (most of) the Inhabitants of Ormskirk in 1366. Word 97 format, usable on most current devices & PDF of the pages.

Note: more recent issues of the magazine are available online in the Magazine Archive section of the Members page.

 

Clothing

Polo Shirt (long sleeves) with motif - £15.00

These shirts are available in all sizes and can have any motif embroidered on, including a picture of Ormskirk Church. The short-sleeved version is modelled on our website at www.odfhs.website

Polo Shirt (short sleeves) with motif - £12.00

These shirts are available in all sizes and can have any motif embroidered on, including a picture of Ormskirk Church. The shirts are modelled on our website at www.odfhs.website

 

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