Holcombe, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Holcombe, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Holcombe, Lancashire
Emmanuel, Holcombe Parish Church Lancashire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salford
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Bury
Registration District Bury
Records begin
Parish registers: 1837
Bishop's Transcripts: 1730
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Prestwich
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]

HOLCOMBE, a chapelry, in the township of Tottington Lower-End, parish and union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 4 miles north by northwest from Bury. The chapel was built by the year 1726. The Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists, Presbyterians, and Swedenborgians have places of worship.—See Tottington.[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]

Church of England

Holcombe chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Bury 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
HOLCOMBE EMMANUEL Chapelry  (1730) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1858-1915 1837-1930 1846-1869
FS 1797-1860 1850-1860 1853-1860
LOPC 1730-1860 1850-1860 1730-1902
LBMD 1837-1895 1837-1900 1837-1890
FREG None None 1846-1852
BURY ST MARY(ancient parish containing HOLCOMBE 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 Holcombe and comprising the whole ancient parish of Bury to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BURY ST MARY PARISH page.

Parish registers for Holcombe, 1726-1948 Microfilm of original records at the Manchester Public Library, and formerly held at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England. The chapelry of Holcombe is in the parish of Bury. The church is known as Emmanuel's Church. Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L 21/8/2/4; L 21/8/3/1-5; L 21/8/4/3-4.

Baptisms, marriages, burials 1726-1858
Births and christenings 1797-1805
Baptisms, 1858-1931. Marriages, 1837-1948.
Burials, 1846-1902.
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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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Bury Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate records
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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
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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 527-530. Adapted. Date accessed: 15 October 2013.