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Wingates, St John The Evangelist, Lancashire Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Wingates St John the Evangelist ,Chorley Road, Wingates was created as an Ecclesisatical Parish in 1859 within the Diocese of Manchester.

WINGATES, an ecclesiastical district, formed March 31, 1860, from the civil parishes of Bolton and Deane, in the northern part of this township, comprises also the whole of the township of Lostock. The church of St. John the Evangelist, Wingates, erected in 1859, is a plain stone building, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a turret containing one bell : a memorial window has been erected by the late Hartley Charlton esq. to his mother (1870) and one by Joshua Fielden esq. to his brother (1878) : the east window was given by the Pilkington family in memory of a daughter of that house (1867) : the church has 507 sittings. The register dates from the year 1859. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £290, including 6 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the vicar of Deane, and held since 1888 by the Rev. Samnel Sheppard.
from Slater's Directory, Lancashire 1895.

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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 Free BMD.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes

Church records[edit | edit source]

Wingates- St John the Evangelist
Baptisms-1859-1919-MFPR 1112
Burials-1866-1930- MFPR 1112
Marriages-1860-1926- MFPR 1113

The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)

Census records[edit | edit source]

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Bolton, Lancashire Poor Law Union

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.

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Websites[edit | edit source]

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