Elton, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Elton, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Elton, Lancashire
Elton All Saints Lancashire contributor David Dixon.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salford
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Bury
Registration District Bury
Records begin
Parish registers: 1874
Bishop's Transcripts: 1843
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bury
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Archives

Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

ELTON, an ecclesiastical district and a township,in the parish, union, and parliamentary borough, of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire. The church, All Saints', was erected in 1843, on a site presented by the Earl of Derby; it is in the Norman style, with a square tower. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Elton chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Bury St. Mary to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
ELTON ALL SAINTS Chapelry  (1837) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1843-1914 1844-1930 1843-1940
FS 1858-1867 None 1844-1846, 1858-1867
LBMD 1837-1889 1844-1900 1837-1888
BURY ST MARY PARISH (1590) Indexes (ancient parish containing ELTON Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1590-1909 1591-1935 1785-1976
LOPC 1699-1844 1591-1849, 1860-1861 1699-1728, 1739-1748, 1759-1837
LBMD None 1837-1900 None
FMP None 1598-1760 None
AC 1590-1698 1590-1698 1590-1698
FREG 1590-1698, 1817-1846 1591-1646 1591-1699

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Elton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Bury St. Mary to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BURY ST MARY PARISH page.

Non Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Hopkinson, Rae Y: Hopkinson, Hutchinson, Greenhalgh of Tottington and Elton. History and family tree of Thomas Greenhalgh, Edward Hopkinson and Phebe Greenhalgh dating from 1712-1971, with the following surnames, Roninson, Hamer, Browne, Rothwell, Holland Bowken, Pilkington, Appleton, Reed, Leigh, Booth, Roscow, Rudman, Fenton, Massey, Walker, Nelson, Scholes, Hannam, Hunt, Hutchinson and Holden. Article in the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Soc. Magazine. Vol. 10. no. 4. pages 17-20

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53013 British History Online Elton

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 167-173. Date accessed: 12 August 2013.