Volunteers working for the Lancashire Place Name Survey have put local historians in their debt by transcribing and putting on line tithe schedules for Lancashire (DRB/1).
I thought I’d see how useful the transcript was for Preston history studies by selecting the records for Ribbleton (DRB/1/165). The choice of township was dictated by the small number of entries compared to the other Preston Parish townships, which meant the records could be cut and pasted from the archives site with minimum tedium.
My aim is to extend the coverage to take in Preston and the surrounding townships to map who owned the town in the 19th century. If similar projects are carried out for the rest of the county it should be possible to map who owned Lancashire in the 19th century.