Little Bolton St John, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Little Bolton St John, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Little Bolton St John, Lancashire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salford
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Bolton
Registration District Bolton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1849
Bishop's Transcripts: 1849
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bolton le Moors
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]

Little Bolton (St. John) chapelry was created by the year 1846 and was in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire Genealogy civil parish. [1]

BOLTON-LE-MOORS(St. Peter), a parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Salford, S.division of the county of Lancaster; comprising theborough and market-town of Bolton, the chapelries ofBlackrod, Bradshaw, Harwood, Little Lever, and Turton, and the townships of Anglezarke, Breightmet, Edgeworth, Entwistle, DarcyLever, Longworth, Lostock, Quarlton, Rivington, Sharples, and Tonge with Haulgh and Little, Bolton, 43 miles (S. S. E.) from Lancaster, and 197 (N. W. by N.) from London. [2]

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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England

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

AC = (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS =
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk

BOLTON Le MOORS ST JOHN Chapelry (1846) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None 1850-1915 None
LOPC 1884-1908 None None
LBMD 1846-1886 - part. 1850-1968 None
BOLTON Le MOORS ST PETER PARISH (1573) Indexes (ancient parish containing BOLTON LE MOORS ST JOHN Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS  1573-1660; 1713-1829 1573-1837 None
LOPC 1573-1660 1573-1660; 1813-1938 1573-1660; 1712-1733; 1765-1801
LBMD 1837-1886 1837-1992 1837-1886
AC 1587-1660 1587-1660 1587-1660

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Little Bolton St. John and comprising the whole ancient parish of Bolton le Moors St. Peter to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BOLTON LE MOORS ST PETER 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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Bolton, Lancashire Poor Law Union

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

Bolton Le Moors on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John Bartholomew,Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887.
  2. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 295-302. Date accessed: 26 November 2013.