Saturday, 23 May 2015

Lancashire Quarter Session Records and Petitions on Ancestry

Ancestry ( has released a new collection for Lancashire:

Lancashire, England, Quarter Session Records and Petitions, 1648-1908

This database contains records of the Quarter Sessions from the county of Lancashire, which is located on the northwest coast of the England on the Irish Sea.

The records document Quarter Session judges’ decisions in matters that include settlement inquiries, highway rates, criminal trials, registers of settlement, orders of removal, bastardy examinations, apprenticeships, licensing, contracts, lists of justices, payments for services rendered to the county, and other documents related to the business of the running of the county.

Some of the cases may span multiple pages, so be sure to use the arrow keys to browse surrounding pages to make sure you find all the records for your ancestor.

The original source is Lancashire Record Office, Preston, England.


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