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Aspull, St John the Baptist, Lancashire Genealogy

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Aspull St John the Baptist, Kirkless Street New Springs was created as an Ecclesiastical Parish in 1871.

ASPULL, a township and a subdistrict in Wigan district, Lancashire. The township is in Wigan-parish, 3 miles NE of Wigan; and has a post office, of the name of Aspull-Moor, under Wigan. Acres, 1,879. Real property, £27,184; of which £19,863 are in mines. Pop., 4,290. Houses, 783. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in collieries and cotton mills. There are a school-church, Independent, Wesleyan, and Roman Catholic chapels, and four public schools. The subdistrict comprises three townships. Pop., 8,372. Houses, 1,534.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

Aspull St John Lancashire contributor David Long.jpg


Civil RegistrationEdit

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 ClerksEdit

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes

Church recordsEdit

Parish registers for St. John the Baptist's Church, Aspull, 1871-1895 Microfilm copy of original records at the Wigan Record Office, Leigh, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England.

Baptisms, 1871-1895.
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Census recordsEdit

Poor Law UnionsEdit

Wigan Poor Law Union

Probate recordsEdit

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 GazetteersEdit

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


Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.