Billinge, Lancashire Genealogy
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== History ==
== History ==
BILLINGE, CHAPEL-END, a township and '''chapelry''', in the '''parish''' and union of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 5½ miles southwest of Wigan. There is a ''Roman Catholic'' chapel.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50798#s27 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848)
BILLINGE, CHAPEL-END, a township and '''chapelry''', in the '''parish''' and union of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 5½ miles southwest of Wigan. There is a ''Roman Catholic'' chapel.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50798#s27 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848)Date accessed29 August 2013.</ref>
== Resources ==
== Resources ==
Revision as of 19:26, 3 September 2013
Guide to Billinge, Lancashire family history and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
BILLINGE, CHAPEL-END, a township and chapelry, in the parish and union of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 5½ miles southwest of Wigan. There is a Roman Catholic chapel.
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.
Billinge chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Wigan 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
|BILLINGE ST AIDAN Chapelry (1696) Indexes|
|LOPC||1696-1899||1699-1709, 1722-1922||1699-1714, 1721-1872, 1899-1936|
| WIGAN ALL SAINTS PARISH (1578) Indexes |
(ancient parish containing BILLINGE Chapelry)
|LOPC||1813-1842, 1844, 1861-1869, 1879-1896||1594-1625, 1754-1898||1754-1904|
|FREG||1580-1588, 1590-1625||1594-1625||1584-1597, 1600-1626|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Billinge and comprising the whole ancient parish of Wigan to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the WIGAN ALL SAINTS PARISH page.
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 306908.
Poor Law Unions
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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- Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD
- Lancashire On-line Parishes Clerkshttp://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
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