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== Chapelry History  ==
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Guide to '''Leigh, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
Atherton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1722 from chapelry in Leigh Ancient Parish. <br><br>
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ATHERTON, a chapelry [built by at least 1724], 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, and on the road from Leigh to Bolton; containing, with the village of Chowbent, 4475 inhabitants. This place was held of the barons of Warrington by Robert de Atherton, in the reign of John; and in this knightly family the manor descended through many generations, successively allied to the Byrons, Warrens, Ashtons, Butlers, Catterals, Conyers, Irelands, and Bolds: by the marriage of the late Lord Lilford with the heiress of Atherton, the manor came to his lordship's family. The chapelry comprises 2323a. 3r. 35p., and abounds with valuable stone and extensive coalmines. Two-thirds of the population are employed in the cotton and silk manufactures, in the working of the collieries, and in making nails; and the remaining third in agricultural pursuits. A cattle-fair is held in January, and holiday fairs on the 29th of June and 24th of August. Atherton Hall, a superb edifice, built by the Atherton family in the early part of the 18th century, at an expense of about £63,000, was taken down in 1825; Alder House, an ancient mansion of stone, of peculiar architecture, is the residence of Alfred Silvester, Esq. The village of Atherton includes that of Chowbent, the name of the latter being now in disuse. Petty-sessions are held every alternate Monday. The living, endowed about 1720 by Sir Richard Atherton, is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of Lord Lilford, with a net income of £100: the tithes have been commuted for £118 per annum. 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, and was consecrated in 1723, for the service of the Church, by Dr. Wilson, Bishop of Sodor and Man. There are places of worship for Unitarians and Baptists; and infants' and day schools, in connexion with the chapel, built in 1840.
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== Chapelry History  ==
  
From: ''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.
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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>
  
 
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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].  
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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
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==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
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An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
  
 
==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
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
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===== '''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:
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''ATHERTON&nbsp;ST&nbsp;JOHN&nbsp;THE&nbsp;BAPTIST&nbsp;Chapelry (1724) Indexes&nbsp;'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Atherton/stjohn/index.html '''1724-1905''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Atherton/stjohn/index.html '''1724-1753; 1850-1925''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Atherton/stjohn/index.html <font color="#800080">'''1724-1857'''&nbsp;</font>]
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1853-1950]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''[[Leigh, Lancashire|LEIGH]] ST&nbsp;MARY'S&nbsp;PARISH&nbsp;(1558) Indexes '''''(ancient parish containing ATHERTON)''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1559-1872]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1701-1845]'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1753-1857''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Leigh/stmary/indexp.html 1700-1901]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Leigh/stmary/indexp.html 1560-1901]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Leigh/stmary/indexp.html 1660-1856]'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/ 1837-1950]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1558-1700]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1558-1700]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1558-1700]'''
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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>
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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>
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| Baptisms, 1778-1899. <br>
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| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1885669 <br>
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| Baptisms, 1899-1923. <br>
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| FHL BRITISH Film <br>2356302 Items 6 - 7 <br>
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| Marriages, 1853-1900. <br>
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| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1885670 <br>
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| Marriages, December 1899-June 1901. <br>
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| FHL BRITISH Film <br>2356302 Item 8 <br>
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| Marriages, June 1907-June 1925. <br>
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| FHL BRITISH Film <br>2356303 Items 1 - 3 <br>
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| Marriages, 1925-1941. Burials, 1852-1857. <br>
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| FHL BRITISH Film <br>2148109 Items 1 - 3 <br>
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| Marriages, November 1941-1949. <br>
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| FHL BRITISH Film <br>2356303 Item 4 <br>
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| Burials, 1778-1857. <br>
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| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1885671 <br>
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| Burials, May 1950-1959. <br>
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| FHL BRITISH Film <br>2356303 Item 5 <br>
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| Another partial filming. Baptisms, 1778-1841. Burials, 1778-1852. <br>
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| FHL BRITISH Film <br>865052 <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>
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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). <br>
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| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545557 <br>
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| Baptisms, marriages and burials of Leigh, 1791-1816. Includes the Chapelries of Astley and Atherton.<br>
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| Baptisms, marriages and burials of Leigh, 1817-1823. Includes the chapelries of Astley and Atherton. <br>
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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 <br>
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| Baptisms, marriages and burials of Leigh, 1831-1837; baptisms and burials, 1838. Includes Astley and Atherton. <br>
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{{British Census|306901}}
  
==== Probate records<br> ====
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==== Poor Law Unions  ====
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[[Leigh, Lancashire Poor Law Union]]<br>
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==== Probate records<br> ====
  
 
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<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]  
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Guide to Leigh, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Contents

Chapelry History

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

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. 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

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

Church records

Online Records

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.co.uk (£)
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
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 
FMP  None None
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
1885669
Baptisms, 1899-1923.
FHL BRITISH Film
2356302 Items 6 - 7
Marriages, 1853-1900.
FHL BRITISH Film
1885670
Marriages, December 1899-June 1901.
FHL BRITISH Film
2356302 Item 8
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
2356303 Item 4
Burials, 1778-1857.
FHL BRITISH Film
1885671
Burials, May 1950-1959.
FHL BRITISH Film
2356303 Item 5
Another partial filming. Baptisms, 1778-1841. Burials, 1778-1852.
FHL BRITISH Film
865052

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

Content
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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).
FHL BRITISH Film
1545557
Baptisms, marriages and burials of Leigh, 1791-1816. Includes the Chapelries of Astley and Atherton.
FHL BRITISH Film
1545558
Baptisms, marriages and burials of Leigh, 1817-1823. Includes the chapelries of Astley and Atherton.
FHL BRITISH Film
1545559
Baptisms, marriages and burials of Leigh, 1824-1830. Includes baptisms and burials for Astley and Atherton, 1824-1830 and for Tyldesley, 1825-1829
FHL BRITISH Film
1545560
Baptisms, marriages and burials of Leigh, 1831-1837; baptisms and burials, 1838. Includes Astley and Atherton.
FHL BRITISH Film
1545561
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.
FHL BRITISH Film
1545573 Items 1 - 3


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 306901.


Poor Law Unions

Leigh, Lancashire Poor Law Union

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.

Web sites

References

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