Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

ASHTON-IN-MAKERFIELD, or Ashton-le-Willows, is a township, in the union of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 5 miles (S.) from Wigan, and 7 miles (N. N. W.)from Warrington. The township was until lately, with Haydock, a chapelry in the parish of Winwick. The Independents, Quakers, Unitarians,and Roman Catholics have places of worship.[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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Church records[edit | edit source]

Online Records [edit | edit source]

There are online transcriptions available for Ashton in Makerfield St Thomas and its chapel of ease, Downall Green Holy Trinity (Garswood-End).

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
ASHTON IN MAKERFIELD ST THOMAS PARISH (1698) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1822-1837 None None
LOPC 1698-1900 1700-1753; 1845-1909 1746-1903
DOWNALL GREEN HOLY TRINITY or GARSWOOD-END CHAPELRY (1838) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1838-1882  None None


Other important considerations:

The baptisms and marriages for Winwick Parish are online--to which St Thomas Ashton in Makerfield was annexed as a chapel of ease, until 1845, when it then became a separate parish by Act of Parliament. If you are searching for ancestry in Ashton in Makerfield prior to 1845, be certain to include a search in the Winwick Parish (and its chapelries') registers as well. Here is a breakdown of those years found online at FamilySearch and at the Lancashire Online Parish Clerk (LOPC) for Winwick Parish:

WINIWICK PARISH (1563) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FamilySearch

1563-1620; 1733-1816

1700-1820 None
Lancs OPC 1753-1941 1733-1843 1733-1837

Be sure to visit (and search) the Winwick Parish's page to search all of it chapelries.


Original records

While FamilySearch has microfilmed the St Thomas Ashton in Makerfield Parish registers, baptisms, marriages and burials from 1698-1900, these have not been completely transcribed and published online with the exception of the baptisms (see above). However, the Parish of Winwick which formerly was the mother or ancient parish until about 1845, has been transcribed, indexed and published online on the web site. :

 

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]

Wigan 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.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Date accessed and adapted 27 August 2013.