Lancashire Unusual Births,

Marriages and Deaths Enteries

Here are a few of the parish records that I have found whilst carrying out my research. I thought that they are a little unusual and different. What I thought was very unusual was the number of people washed up drowned at Bispham, in the time period of 23 years. I wonder how many more there was?

Births and Baptisms
SurnameNameParents Father's OccupationDistrictDOB BaptismChurchNotes
Not statedJohnWilliam & MaryYeomanSoll within Tarleton  17.03.1727Tarleton 
Not statedJohnRobert & MargaretShoemakerNot stated  30.07.1732St Michael's &All Angels, CrostonEntry in register: Strangers
Not statedSusanMarySpinsterHer of Walton  00.00.1740St Michael's &All Angels, Croston 
GreeneThomasMary by Thomas Greene her late husbandWidowMawdsley  07.07.1745St Michael's &All Angels, CrostonEntry in regtister:Thomas son of Mary Greene Mawdsley Widow by Thomas Greene her late husband Deceased
Not statedMaryher name unknownVagrant   29.11.1748St Michael's &All Angels, Croston 
Not statedRichardThomas    08.03.1795St James, Brindle, LancashireEntry in register: "Richd 0 - Son of Tho:"
Not statedHenryNot stated    15.05.1796St Michael's &All Angels, CrostonEntry in register: "14.05.1796 Henry son of"
Deaths and Burials
SurnameNameExtra details DistrictBurial Date AgeChurch
Not statedNot statedA Dead Child found in Bretherton Tarleton14.06.1739 St Michael's &All Angels, Croston
Not statedNot statedA poor Traveller woman from MawdsleyMawdsley 16.12.1742 St Michael's &All Angels, Croston
Not statedNot statedA poor man a Traveller  28.09.1747 St Michael's &All Angels, Croston
Not statedMaryDaughter of a Vagrant Woman her name unknown  01.12.1748 St Michael's &All Angels, Croston
ColeJosephBeggar, Entry in register: A beggar who was taken ill and died on his way thro Croston Croston20.11.184475 yearsSt Michael's &All Angels, Croston
Burials at All Hallows Church, Bispham, Lancashire
SurnameNameNotes AbodeBurial DateAge
Not knownNot knownA boy name unknown cast up on the shore. Supposed to have been wrecked from the Ship Agnes, London of Kirkudbright. Apparently 15 or 16 years. Unknown03.01.182815 or 16 years
Not knownNot knownA little girl name unknown cast up on the shore. Supposed to have been wrecked from the Rothsay Castle steam packet. Apparently about 2 yearsUnknown02.09.18312 years
Not knownNot knownA ? Found ? ? shore [Line through final column] Burial Solemnised at Blackpool Blackpool31.10.1832Unknown
Not knownNlot knownA man found drowned on the shore. Supposed from some vessell sunk off this coast in the storm of June 11th and 12th. Age supposed from 20 to 30Unknown22.06.1833 20 to 30 years
Not knownNot knownA man found drowned on the shore. Supposed from some vessell sunk off this coast in the storm of June 11th and 12th. Age supposed from 30 to 40Unknown22.06.183330 to 40 years
Not knownNot knownTwo men cast up on this shore. Supposed to be from some vessel that was off the coast, buried? in the waters, had gone down on the stormy night of June 11th. Age supposed from 40 to 60 Unknown23.06.183340 to 60 years
Not knownNot knownA man found drowned on the shore. Supposed from some vessel sunk off this coast in the storm of June 11th and 12th. Age supposed from 30 to 40 Unknown25.06.183330 to 40 years
Not knownNot knownA man found drowned on the shore. Supposed from some vessel sunk off this coast in the storm of June 11th and 12th. Age supposed from 30 to 50 Unknown27.06.183330 to 50 years
Not knownNot knownA man found drowned on the shore. Supposed from some vessel sunk off this coast in the storm of June 11th and 12th. Age supposed to be about 30. Unknown01.07.1833About 30 years
Not knownNot knownA man found drowned on the shore. Supposed from some vessel sunk off this coast in the storm of June 11th and 12th. Age supposed to be about 30 to 40. Unknown02.07.183330 to 40 years
Not knownNot knownSupposed from the same vessel sunk in the same storm. (The vessel sunk off the coast in the storm of June 11th and 12th.) Unknown21.08.1833Not known
Not knownNot known[age not given] A man found on the shore. Burial at Blackpool. Unknown28.08.1833Not given
Not knownNot knownA man found on the shore. Unknown21.08.1834About 17 years
Not knownNot known[age not given]A drowned man. Burial at Blackpool. Unknown28.02.1834Not given
Not knownNot known[age not given]A drowned woman. Burial at Blackpool. Unknown02.03.1834Not given
Not knownNot knownA sailor drowned and cast upon this shore. Unknown30.01.1836Not known
Not knownNot knownA man found drowned on this shore.[Date obliterated by an ink blot].Unknown00.00.1836Not known
Not knownNot known The body of a sailor completely naked except for a sock? Right hand arm marked and left arm. [Original document contains diagram][One of 14 entries on a scrap of paper inserted between pages 50 and 51. At top of the page is 'Blackpool Burials in the Parish of Bispham in the County of Lancaster in the year 1936'].Unknown06.06.1836Not known
Not knownNot knownA drowned sailor, nothing known respecting him.Unknown 12.03.1837Not known
Not knownNot knownA man found drowned on the shore near Rossall.Unknown 03.11.1837Supposed to be 40 years.
Not knownNot knownA man found drowned.Unknown 06.05.1842Unknown - Supposed about 30 years.
QualeJamesA man found drowned. [Transcription of note in margin] These four persons belonged to a party of 12 who sailed from Ardglass in Ireland in an open boat to cross to the Isle of Man on Sunday morning 10 Nov: but a storm ensuing that evening they were driven out of their course and the sails being riven by the violence of the wind the boat drifted over the channel to this coast and are cast ashore on Monday night 11 Nov. at 12? O'clock near to the Slack Ginn. The 8 survivors 6 men 2 women struggled ashore through the surf and took refuge in the house of Roger Parkinson Farmer of Gradwell Slack. The remaining 4 tho' in the boat with the others after she struck had not strength to contend against the violence of the surf were rolled back into the sea ? perished. Their names ? descriptions as entered above were given by one of the survivors, the master of the boat, 2 bodies were picked up? the same day on the spit? the other 2 at Rossall the next day. They were all buried in one grave at the upper end ..........near the style on the right hand at the East Side.. Port St Mary Isle of Man13.11.1844Supposed about 50 or 60 years.
JorrinKitty AnnA woman found drowned. [Transcription of note in margin] These four persons belonged to a party of 12 who sailed from Ardglass in Ireland in an open boat to cross to the Isle of Man on Sunday morning 10 Nov: but a storm ensuing that evening they were driven out of their course and the sails being riven by the violence of the wind the boat drifted over the channel to this coast and are cast ashore on Monday night 11 Nov. at 12? O'clock near to the Slack Ginn. The 8 survivors 6 men 2 women struggled ashore through the surf and took refuge in the house of Roger Parkinson Farmer of Gradwell Slack. The remaining 4 tho' in the boat with the others after she struck had not strength to contend against the violence of the surf were rolled back into the sea ? perished. Their names ? descriptions as entered above were given by one of the survivors, the master of the boat, 2 bodies were picked up? the same day on the spit? the other 2 at Rossall the next day. They were all buried in one grave at the upper end ..........near the style on the right hand at the East Side.. Killaugh, Co Down, Ireland13.11.1844Supposed about 17 or 18 years.
KellanMaryA woman found drowned. [Transcription of note in margin] These four persons belonged to a party of 12 who sailed from Ardglass in Ireland in an open boat to cross to the Isle of Man on Sunday morning 10 Nov: but a storm ensuing that evening they were driven out of their course and the sails being riven by the violence of the wind the boat drifted over the channel to this coast and are cast ashore on Monday night 11 Nov. at 12? O'clock near to the Slack Ginn. The 8 survivors 6 men 2 women struggled ashore through the surf and took refuge in the house of Roger Parkinson Farmer of Gradwell Slack. The remaining 4 tho' in the boat with the others after she struck had not strength to contend against the violence of the surf were rolled back into the sea ? perished. Their names ? descriptions as entered above were given by one of the survivors, the master of the boat, 2 bodies were picked up? the same day on the spit? the other 2 at Rossall the next day. They were all buried in one grave at the upper end ..........near the style on the right hand at the East Side.. Ardglass, Ireland13.11.1844Supposed about 40 years.
AdairMargaretA woman found drowned. [Transcription of note in margin] These four persons belonged to a party of 12 who sailed from Ardglass in Ireland in an open boat to cross to the Isle of Man on Sunday morning 10 Nov: but a storm ensuing that evening they were driven out of their course and the sails being riven by the violence of the wind the boat drifted over the channel to this coast and are cast ashore on Monday night 11 Nov. at 12? O'clock near to the Slack Ginn. The 8 survivors 6 men 2 women struggled ashore through the surf and took refuge in the house of Roger Parkinson Farmer of Gradwell Slack. The remaining 4 tho' in the boat with the others after she struck had not strength to contend against the violence of the surf were rolled back into the sea ? perished. Their names ? descriptions as entered above were given by one of the survivors, the master of the boat, 2 bodies were picked up? the same day on the spit? the other 2 at Rossall the next day. They were all buried in one grave at the upper end ..........near the style on the right hand at the East Side.. Minerstown, Co Down, Ireland13.11.1844Supposed about 30 years.
Not knownNot knownA man name unknown cast up on the shore. Supposed to have been in the sea for some time.Unknown 02.07.1848Supposed from 30 to 40 years.
WrigleyAnnOne of the passengers of the Ocean Monarch. [Transcription of note in margin] The splendid American ship Ocean Monarch of 1300 long burden left the Mersey early on the morning of 20th Aug'st with about 360 persons on board including the crew and immigrants ? when only a short distance from Liverpool between the (?) (?)) was utterly destroyed by fire ? as near as can be calculated 170 persons met with a watery grave many of whom but a few hours before were buoyant with (?)Bolton 09.09.184826 years.
UnknownUnknownThree women cast up on this shore. From their appearance evidently having formed a part of the crew or passengers of the Ocean Monarch an American ship. [See accompanying note above]Unknown 08.09.1848Unknown
UnknownUnknownFour women and one man of whom one was a girl about 17 years of age. Evidently having formed part of the crew or passengers of the same vessel belonging to trains (?) line of Boston Packet. Anticipation of the future. [this is in the margin]Unknown 09.09.1848Unknown
UnknownUnknownA man found drowned.Unknown 30.01.1850About 40 years
UnknownUnknownA man found drowned.Unknown 28.10.1850About 16 years
UnknownUnknownA woman found drowned.Much disfigured. Had evidently been in the sea a long time - perhaps 6 months.Unknown 25.05.1851Unknown

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