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Guide to '''Leigh, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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| Type = [[Ecclesiastical Parish ]]
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| County = Lancashire
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| Hundred = West Derby
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=== Chapelry History  ===
  
== Chapelry History ==
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ATHERTON (St. John the Baptist), a '''chapelry''', in the parish and union of [[Leigh, Lancashire|Leigh]], hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 12 miles (W. by N.) from Manchester. The present chapel is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, and is a plain structure, built in 1810: the former edifice originally belonged to dissenters. There were places of worship for '''Unitarians''' and '''Baptists'''.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A.,  [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50769#s15  ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848). Date accessed: 29 August 2013.</ref>
  
Atherton St John the Baptist is a chapelry&nbsp;created in 1722 from, and lying within the boundaries of&nbsp;the ancient parish of [[Leigh, Lancashire]]. <br><br>For an excellent 19th Century historical perspective, see Samuel A. Lewis' ''Topographical Dictionary of England ''about this chapelry''.''
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=== Resources  ===
 
 
There were places of worship for Unitarians and Baptists.<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 108-112. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50769 Date accessed: 25 June 2010</ref>
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
  
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== Civil Registration  ====
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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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
  
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>  
  
 
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
 
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
  
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
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An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/ OnLine Parish Clerks]<br>
  
 
==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
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*'''1538 - 1910''' {{RecordSearch|1465701|England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1603 - 1910''' {{RecordSearch|1788853|England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
===== '''Online Records'''  =====
 
===== '''Online Records'''  =====
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Atherton chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Leigh, Lancashire|Leigh]] to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:  
 
Atherton chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Leigh, Lancashire|Leigh]] to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:  
  
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Atherton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Leigh to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Leigh, Lancashire|LEIGH&nbsp;PARISH]] page.<br>
 
 
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Atherton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Leigh to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Leigh, Lancashire|LEIGH&nbsp;PARISH]] page.<br>
 
 
 
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Parish registers for St. John the Baptist's Church, Atherton, 1778-1959 Microfilm of original records at the Wigan Record Office, Leigh, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England; and formerly heldat the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.<br>Atherton was once a chapelry in the parish of Leigh. In 1859 it became a parish in its own right.<br>The name of the church is St. John the Baptist.<br>Manchester Central Library call nos.: L 177/1/2/5-6; L 177/1/3/3-9, L 177/1/4/2-3.<br>  
 
Parish registers for St. John the Baptist's Church, Atherton, 1778-1959 Microfilm of original records at the Wigan Record Office, Leigh, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England; and formerly heldat the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.<br>Atherton was once a chapelry in the parish of Leigh. In 1859 it became a parish in its own right.<br>The name of the church is St. John the Baptist.<br>Manchester Central Library call nos.: L 177/1/2/5-6; L 177/1/3/3-9, L 177/1/4/2-3.<br>  
  
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Bishop's transcripts for Leigh, 1602-1853 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.<br>Contains baptisms, marriages and burials of Leigh parish including the following chapelries: Astley, Atherton, Ellenbrook (in Eccles parish), Peel or Little Hulton (in Deane parish), Tyldesley and Bedford.<br>Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/111-119<br>  
 
Bishop's transcripts for Leigh, 1602-1853 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.<br>Contains baptisms, marriages and burials of Leigh parish including the following chapelries: Astley, Atherton, Ellenbrook (in Eccles parish), Peel or Little Hulton (in Deane parish), Tyldesley and Bedford.<br>Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/111-119<br>  
  
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| Baptisms and burials of Leigh and Atherton, 1839-1846; baptisms and burials of Astley, 1839-1842 and of St. Stephen's Church in Astley, 1843-1853; baptisms of Bedford, 1841. <br>  
 
| Baptisms and burials of Leigh and Atherton, 1839-1846; baptisms and burials of Astley, 1839-1842 and of St. Stephen's Church in Astley, 1843-1853; baptisms of Bedford, 1841. <br>  
 
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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
 
{{British Census|306901}}  
 
{{British Census|306901}}  
 
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census<br>
 
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
[[Leigh, Lancashire Poor Law Union]]<br>
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[[Leigh, Lancashire Poor Law Union]]
  
==== Probate records<br> ====
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==== Probate records ====
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
  
== Maps and Gazetteers<br> ==
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== Maps and Gazetteers ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Web sites ==
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== Websites ==
{{expand section|any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.}}
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[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/Atherton/ Atherton on GENUKI]<br>
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
{{Reflist}}
 
  
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{{Reflist}} {{Lancashire}}
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[[Category:Lancashire]]
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[[Category:Lancashire Parishes]]

Revision as of 15:27, 14 September 2020

Guide to Leigh, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Atherton, Lancashire
StJohn Atherton Lancashire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Derby
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Leigh
Registration District Leigh
Records begin
Parish registers: 1778
Bishop's Transcripts: 1724
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Eccles
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]

ATHERTON (St. John the Baptist), a chapelry, in the parish and union of Leigh, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 12 miles (W. by N.) from Manchester. The present chapel is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, and is a plain structure, built in 1810: the former edifice originally belonged to dissenters. There were places of worship for Unitarians and Baptists.[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

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes OnLine Parish Clerks

Church records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Atherton chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Leigh to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
ATHERTON ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Chapelry (1724) Indexes  
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1778-1812 1778-1812 1778-1812
AC 1813-1915 1853-1930 1813-1857, 1950-1959
FS 1724-1899 1854-1900 1799-1830
LOPC 1724-1905 1724-1753; 1850-1925 1724-1857
LBMD None 1853-1950 None
LEIGH ST MARY'S PARISH (1558) Indexes (ancient parish containing ATHERTON)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1559-1872 1701-1845  1753-1857
LOPC 1700-1901 1560-1901 1660-1856 
LBMD None 1837-1950 None 
AC 1558-1700 1558-1700 1558-1700

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Atherton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Leigh to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the LEIGH PARISH page.

Parish registers for St. John the Baptist's Church, Atherton, 1778-1959 Microfilm of original records at the Wigan Record Office, Leigh, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England; and formerly heldat the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.
Atherton was once a chapelry in the parish of Leigh. In 1859 it became a parish in its own right.
The name of the church is St. John the Baptist.
Manchester Central Library call nos.: L 177/1/2/5-6; L 177/1/3/3-9, L 177/1/4/2-3.

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Baptisms, 1778-1899.
FHL BRITISH Film
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Baptisms, 1899-1923.
FHL BRITISH Film
2356302 Items 6 - 7
Marriages, 1853-1900.
FHL BRITISH Film
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Marriages, December 1899-June 1901.
FHL BRITISH Film
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Marriages, June 1907-June 1925.
FHL BRITISH Film
2356303 Items 1 - 3
Marriages, 1925-1941. Burials, 1852-1857.
FHL BRITISH Film
2148109 Items 1 - 3
Marriages, November 1941-1949.
FHL BRITISH Film
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Burials, 1778-1857.
FHL BRITISH Film
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Burials, May 1950-1959.
FHL BRITISH Film
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Another partial filming. Baptisms, 1778-1841. Burials, 1778-1852.
FHL BRITISH Film
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Bishop's transcripts for Leigh, 1602-1853 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Contains baptisms, marriages and burials of Leigh parish including the following chapelries: Astley, Atherton, Ellenbrook (in Eccles parish), Peel or Little Hulton (in Deane parish), Tyldesley and Bedford.
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/111-119

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Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1712-1790. (Includes the chapelries of Astley and Atherton from 1724. Includes the chapelries of Astley, Atherton, Ellenbrook from 1758, and Peel or Little Hulton, 1774-1775).
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Baptisms, marriages and burials of Leigh, 1791-1816. Includes the Chapelries of Astley and Atherton.
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Baptisms, marriages and burials of Leigh, 1817-1823. Includes the chapelries of Astley and Atherton.
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Baptisms, marriages and burials of Leigh, 1824-1830. Includes baptisms and burials for Astley and Atherton, 1824-1830 and for Tyldesley, 1825-1829
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Baptisms, marriages and burials of Leigh, 1831-1837; baptisms and burials, 1838. Includes Astley and Atherton.
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Baptisms and burials of Leigh and Atherton, 1839-1846; baptisms and burials of Astley, 1839-1842 and of St. Stephen's Church in Astley, 1843-1853; baptisms of Bedford, 1841.
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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]

Leigh, 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.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

Atherton on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date accessed: 29 August 2013.