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Guide to '''Billinge, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
  
== Chapelry History  ==
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[[Image:St Aidan Billinge Lancashire contributor S Parish.jpg|thumb|right|St Aidan Billinge Lancashire contributor S Parish.jpg]]
 
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Billinge St Aidan is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1720 from chapelry in Wigan [All Saints] Ancient Parish.  
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Other places in the parish include: Billing Higher End.
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Billinge lies within the historic county boundaries of Lancashire. After being divided into two townships, Billinge Chapel End and Billinge Higher End in the Wigan Poor Law Union, in 1872 Billinge Local Board of Health was established for the area of these two townships and two detached parts of Winstanley township (one known as Blackley Hurst and the other situated in the Carr Mill area, both lying within the area of Billinge Chapel End township).
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In 1894 the area of the Local Board (together with the remaining area of Winstanley township) became Billinge Urban District and in 1927 the Urban District was renamed Billinge-and-Winstanley Urban District.
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In 1974 Billinge Higher End and most of Winstanley became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester, with Billinge (including the remainder of Winstanley) becoming part of St. Helens Metropolitan Borough in Merseyside.
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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 (S. W.) from Wigan, on the road to St. Helen's; containing 1550 inhabitants. Billinge anciently gave name to a family the chief line of which terminated about the reign of Edward I., in a female heir, who married into the Heyton family. The estate was afterwards possessed by the Bisphams, Owens, and Leighs. The whole district comprehended in the name was formerly one township divided into two hamlets, which are now separate townships called respectively Billinge Chapel-End and Billinge Higher-End; the affix to this, the southern portion, being given to it because it contained the chapel. The township of Chapel-End comprises 1044 acres, of which 830 are arable, 174 pasture, 27 wood, and 13 common. The population are engaged in agriculture, hand-loom weaving, in quarrying stone, and in collieries, of which last the produce is abundant and of excellent quality. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Rector of Wigan; net income, £156: the tithes have been commuted for £189. 7. 6. The chapel was built in 1650, and rebuilt in 1718, and is in the early English style, with a campanile tower. At Birchley is a Roman Catholic chapel. A school is endowed with £40 per annum.
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== History  ==
  
From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 237-241. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50798 Date accessed: 25 June 2010.  
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BILLINGE, CHAPEL-END, a township and '''chapelry''', in the parish and union of [[Wigan All Saints, Lancashire|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 accessed: 29 August 2013.</ref>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Civil Registration  ====
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=== 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 [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].  
  
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
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=== Church records  ===
  
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks ====
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==== Online Records ====
  
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
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Billinge chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[List of Wigan Chapelries|Wigan]] 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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*'''AC''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk Ancestry.co.uk (£)]
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*'''FMP''' = [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series FindMyPast.co.uk (£)]
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*'''FREG''' = [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl FreeReg]
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*'''FS ''' = [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org]
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*'''LBMD''' = [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk LancashireBMD.org.uk]
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*'''LOPC''' = [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html Lancashire Online Parish Clerk]
  
==== Church records  ====
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''BILLINGE ST&nbsp;AIDAN&nbsp;Chapelry&nbsp; (1696) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''Baptisms'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''Marriages'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''Burials'''
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1696-1857''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1762-1857''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Billinge/staidan/index.html '''1696-1899''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Billinge/staidan/index.html '''1699-1709, 1722-1922''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Billinge/staidan/index.html '''1699-1714, 1721-1872, 1899-1936''']
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/birthind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1904-1918''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/deathind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1904-1918''']
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1696-1812]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1696-1812]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1696-1812]'''
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|}
  
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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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" align="center"
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''[[Wigan All Saints, Lancashire|WIGAN ALL SAINTS]] PARISH (1578) Indexes '''''<br>(ancient parish containing BILLINGE Chapelry)''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''Baptisms'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''Marriages'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''Burials'''
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1578-1926''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1594-1880''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1749-1952''']
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Wigan/Wigan/allsaints/index.html '''1813-1842, 1844, 1861-1869, 1879-1896''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Wigan/Wigan/allsaints/index.html '''1594-1625, 1754-1898''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Wigan/Wigan/allsaints/index.html '''1754-1904''']
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/birthind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-1950''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-1950''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/deathind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-1951''']
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series '''1594-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1580-1625''']'''<br>'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1580-1625''']'''<br>'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1580-1625''']'''<br>'''
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl '''1580-1588, 1590-1625''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl '''1594-1625''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl '''1584-1597, 1600-1626''']
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==== Census records  ====
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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, Lancashire|WIGAN ALL SAINTS PARISH]] page.
  
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== Census records  ==
  
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census <br>
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{{British Census|306908}}
  
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
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== Poor Law Unions  ==
  
[[Wigan Poor Law Union]]  
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*[[Wigan Poor Law Union]]
  
==== Probate records<br> ====
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== Probate records  ==
  
 
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  ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
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== Web sites  ==
 
== Web sites  ==
  
Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.  
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*Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]
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*Lancashire On-line Parishes Clerkshttp://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
  
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== References  ==
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Guide to Billinge, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Contents

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.[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.

Church records

Online Records

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:

BILLINGE ST AIDAN Chapelry  (1696) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1696-1857 1762-1857 None
LOPC 1696-1899 1699-1709, 1722-1922 1699-1714, 1721-1872, 1899-1936
LBMD 1904-1918 None 1904-1918
AC 1696-1812 1696-1812 1696-1812
WIGAN ALL SAINTS PARISH (1578) Indexes
(ancient parish containing BILLINGE Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1578-1926 1594-1880 1749-1952
LOPC 1813-1842, 1844, 1861-1869, 1879-1896 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 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

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

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

  • Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD
  • Lancashire On-line Parishes Clerkshttp://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

References

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