Useful Facts

AMOUNDERNESS REGISTRATION DISTRICT

The Amounderness Registration District was created 1st Apr 1935 out of Preston Registration District.  It was abolished 1st Apr 1974 to become part of Preston & South Ribble and Ribble Valley Registration Districts.

CENSUS DATES – midnight

1841 – 6th June            
1851 – 30th March
1861 – 7th April            
1871 – 2nd April
1881 – 3rd April
1891 – 5th April
1901 – 31st March
1911-  2nd April

CHANGE IN CALENDAR

Before 1752 in England and Wales the year began on 25 March (Lady Day). From 1752 the year commenced on January following the Gregorian calendar.  This is important because dates given in Parish Registers between the dates can be confusing.  Otherwise a date of birth can be before a baptism.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR FAMILY HISTORY

Whilst researching your family tree you may find these dates useful – click here

MEN FROM LANCASHIRE WHO FOUGHT IN T1ST FOOT GUARDS AT THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO

Database is extracted from two Volumes of Chambers, B.J., 2003, The Men of the 1st Foot Guards at Waterloo and beyond. Parchment (Oxford) Ltd.

The 1st foot guards comprised 2 Battalions, up to 2000 men.  It is important to note that not all named were involved in the fighting directly, but were present in Belgium, in these Battalions on 16/18 June 1815.

OBSCURE OLD ENGLISH OCCUPATIONS ON CENSUS RETURNS

http://www.worldthroughthelens.com/family-history/old-occupations.php