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Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

WRAY, with Botton, a township, and an ecclesiastical district with a chapel, in the parish of Melling, Lancashire, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 10 miles northeast by east from Lancaster. Wray is the most populous village in the parish. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was built in 1839. The Society of Friends and the Wesleyans 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

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/



Church records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England

Wray chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Melling 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.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk


WRAY Chapelry  (1690) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1692-1822
1690-1801
1695-1815
LOPC None
None
None
LBMD 1837-1937
None
1837-1937
MELLING ST WILFRID PARISH (1622) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1720-1902 1752-1935 1836-1861
LOPC None 1754-1920 1786-1812
FMP  None 1636-1837 - part. None
LBMD None 1837-1982 None 
AC 1625-1752 1625-1752 1625-1752


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Wray and comprising the whole ancient parish of Melling to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the MELLING ST WILFRID PARISH page.


Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. 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
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Caton Gilbert Union,Lancashire


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]

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 692-695. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.