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Parish History

ABRAM, a township, in the parish and union of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles (S. S. E.) from Wigan. This township was originally called Adburgham, and afterwards Abraham. A district church dedicated to St. John has been built.[1]

Resources

Civil Registration

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 on the "Lancashire" main page.

Lancashire researchers now have two outstanding web sites with name lists or indexes, including one for local Lancashire births, marriages and deaths (BMDs) as well as a general site with national BMDs available to search online--including for Lancashire:

Church records

Online Records

Church of England

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

FS = FamilySearch.org
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
FMP = findmypast
LBMDLancashireBMD.org.uk
AC = Ancestry.co.uk
FREG = FreeReg


ABRAM ST JOHN Chapelry (1838) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1838-1901 1856-1901 1839-1901
LOPC 1838-1911 1854-1911 1839-1900, 1902-1911
LBMD None 1854-1950 None

WIGAN ALL SAINTS PARISH (1578) Indexes (ancient parish containing ABRAM Chapelry)

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1578-1926 1594-1880 1749-1952
LOPC 1813-1842, 1844, 1861-1869, 1884-1896 1594-1625, 1754-1898 1754-1904
LBMD 1837-1950 1837-1950 1837-1951
FMP None 1594-1837 None
AC 1580-1625
1580-1625
1580-1625
FREG 1580-1588, 1590-1625 1594-1625 1584-1597, 1600-1626


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Abram and comprising the whole ancient parish of Wigan All Saints to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the WIGAN ALL SAINTS PARISH page.


Census records

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. The first film number is 306936.



Poor Law Unions

Garstang Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate records

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

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

Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 5-9. Adapted. Date accessed: 11 September 2012.



 

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