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Lever Bridge, Lancashire Genealogy

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== Chapelry History ==LEVER, DARCY, or Guide to '''Lever-Bridge, a township and ecclesiastical parish, in the parish and union of Bolton, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashireancestry, 1½ mile (E. by S.) from Bolton; containing about 2700 inhabitants, of whom 1700 are in the township of Darcy-Lever, which comprises 540 acres of land. Darcy-Lever was one of the original seats of the widely extended family of Leverhistory, of whom was Robert Lever, founder of the grammar school at Bolton. It partakes of the local advantages of the district, and is a thriving place. There are several collieries in operation. The Lever-Bridge mills, established in 1790, and belonging to Messrs. William Gray and Sons, employ 400 hands; and the bleaching-works of Ridgway Bridson, Esq., are also on an extensive scale. The river Irwell passes on the south-west; over the valley of the Lever river here is a magnificent viaduct for the Liverpool, Bolton, and Bury railway, and an aqueduct of three arches for the Manchester canal also crosses the river. The parish of Lever-Bridge was constituted in 1844, under the provisions of the act 6th and 7th Victoria, cap. 37, and comprises the township of Darcy-Lever, and part of that of Haulgh. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Crown and the Bishop of Manchester, alternately; income, £150, with a house. The church, dedicated to '''St. Stephengenealogy:''' and all Martyrs, was built on a site given by the Earl of Bradford, at a cost of £3000, of which his lordship contributed £500. It is a cruciform structure of terra cotta, in the decorated English stylechapelry register transcripts, with a towercensus records, surmounted by a graceful spire with open tracery; the interior is highly embellishedbirth records, and has an eastern and a western window of stained glassmarriage records, the latter with obituary memorials to the Rev. George Langshaw. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans; and national schools are arranged for 120 boys and 80 girlsdeath records.
From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of {{Infobox England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 74-78. URL: Jurisdictions| image = | caption = | Type = [[Ecclesiastical Parish ]]| County = Lancashire| Hundred = Salford| Poor Law Union = [ Bolton]| Registration District = Bolton| PRbegin = None| BTbegin = None| Province = York| Diocese = Manchester| Archdeaconry = | Archdeaconries = | Rural Deanery = Bolton le Moors| Parish = | Peculiar = | Chapelry = | Probate Court = Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)| Archdeaconry Court = | Bishops Court = | Prerogative Court = | Archive =51105 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.[[Lancashire Record Office]]}}
=== Chapelry History === LEVER, DARCY, or Lever-Bridge, a township and an '''ecclesiastical church''', in the parish and union of [[Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire|Bolton]], hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 1½ mile east by south of Bolton. The parish of Lever-Bridge was constituted in 1844. The church was dedicated to St. Stephen and all Martyrs.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[ A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 74-78. Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.</ref>  === Resources ===
==== Civil Registration ====
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]]<br>
==== Church records ====
Include here information for ===== '''Online Records''' =====*'''1538 - 1910''' {{RecordSearch|1465701|England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910}} at [ FamilySearch] — index*'''1603 - 1910''' {{RecordSearch|1788853|England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images  '''<u>Church of England</u>'''  Lever Bridge chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish registersof [[Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire|Bolton le Moors St Peter]] to which it is attached, Bishop’s Transcripts have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and other types ranges of church years:  {| width="100%" border="" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"|-| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''AC''' = [ (£)]|-| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [ (£)]|-| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FREG''' = [ FreeReg]|-| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS ''' = []|-| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LBMD''' = []|-| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LOPC''' = [ Lancashire Online Parish Clerk]|} <br>  {| width="625" border="1" align="center" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''DARCY&nbsp;LEVER&nbsp;ST&nbsp;STEPHEN&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;ALL MARTYRS&nbsp;Chapelry (1844) Indexes'''|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u> | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u> | bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | None | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | None | bgcolor="#ccffff" | None|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | None | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | None | bgcolor="#ccffff" | None|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | None | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | None | bgcolor="#ccffff" | None|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | '''[ 1845-1992]''' | bgcolor="#ccffff" | |-! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" scope="col" | '''[[Bolton le Moors St Peter, such as Lancashire|BOLTON&nbsp;Le MOORS&nbsp;ST&nbsp;PETER]]'''''(ancient parish chest recordscontaining LEVER&nbsp;BRIDGE&nbsp;(DARCY)&nbsp;Chapelry)''|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | | bgcolor="#ffcccc" align="center" | '''<u>Baptisms</u>''' | bgcolor="#ccffcc" align="center" | '''<u>Marriages</u>''' | bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" | '''<u>Burials</u>'''|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS&nbsp;''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [ '''1573-1660; 1713-1829'''] | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [ '''1573-1837'''] | bgcolor="#ccffff" | None|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [ '''1573-1660'''] | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [ '''1573-1660; 1813-1938'''] | bgcolor="#ccffff" | [ '''1573-1660; 1712-1733; 1765-1801''']|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | '''[ 1837-1886]''' | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | '''[ 1837-1992]''' | bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[ 1837-1886]'''|-| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC''' | bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [ '''1587-1660'''] | bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [ '''1587-1660'''] | bgcolor="#ccffff" | [ Add aspx?dbid=5895 '''1587-1660''']|} <br>  For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Lever Bridge and comprising the contact information for whole ancient parish of Bolton le Moors St Peter to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the office holding the original records[[Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire|BOLTON&nbsp;LE&nbsp;MOORS&nbsp;ST&nbsp;PETER]]&nbsp;PARISH page. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection  <br>
==== Census records ====
Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection. {{British Census|306921}}
<br>  ==== Poor Law Unions ==== [[Bolton, Lancashire Poor Law Union]]  <br>  ==== Probate records<br> ====
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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.
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