Newton in Makerfield St Peter, Lancashire Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

NEWTON-IN-MAKERFIELD, a market-town and parish [as of 1682], in the union of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 4 miles north of Warrington. Newton was formerly a chapelry in the parish of Winwick, but was erected into a distinct parish, by act of parliament, in 1844. The parish church, situated at Wargrave, and dedicated to Emmanuel, was built in 184. The old chapel, which was dedicated to St. Peter, was built in 1682. After the creation of the parish of Newton, it was made a district church.[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.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Online Records Newton or Newton in Makerfield St Peter was formerly a chapelry in the parish of Winwick, but was erected into a distinct parish, by act of parliament, in 1844. The church was originally built by the year 1743, so searches in its church registers should be extended at least to that year. For searching prior years, search in the Winwick St Oswald Parish registers.

Newton St Peter as well as its attached smaller chapelry of Newton in Makerfield Emmanuel and their parish/chapel registers as listed below, have been indexed and the vital event data, posted online for the following ranges of years (click on the links below to view the data for each church):

 FS =; LOPC =  Lancashire Online Parish Clerk Project; FMP =; LBMDLancashire; AC =; FREG =FreeReg ]

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1833-1893 (part.) 1844-1901 1743-1812
LOPC 1835-1844 None 1813-1901
LBMD None None None
AC 1810-1827 None 1806-1844
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1841-1894  1844-1855  None
LOPC 1841-1844 None None
LBMD None None None

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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.

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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Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 409-413. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.