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Deane St Mary

Here is A Comprehensive List of Chapelries in Deane Parish.

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Parish History

DEANE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Bolton-le-Moors, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 1 mile (S. W. by W.) from Bolton; containing 16,157 inhabitants. It comprises the townships of Heaton, Middle and Over Hulton, and Rumworth, which constitute the district attached to the parish church; and Halliwell, Horwich, Little Hulton, and West Houghton, which are separate chapelries. Till very lately, it included also Farnworth and Kearsley, which now form a separate vicarage. This is an important manufacturing district, containing many cottonestablishments, and some of the most extensive bleachworks in the kingdom; and a large number of the inhabitants are engaged in hand-loom weaving, and in coal-mines, which abound in the parish. The river Croal, commonly called the Middlebrook, and the Bolton and Kenyon and the Bolton and Lancaster railway, pass through. There are two fine specimens of Elizabethan architecture: one of them is Smithills Hall, in the township of Halliwell; the other, Peel Hall. The principal landowners are, the Earl of Ellesmere, Henry Tempest, Esq., and William Hulton, Esq., whose residence, Hulton Park, is beautifully situated in the township of Over Hulton. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £4, and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £213, with a house picturesquely seated: the impropriation belongs to Mr. Tempest. The church is a fine building in the perpendicular style, standing in a spacious churchyard, in which is a very large yew-tree; it has been enlarged and repaired at considerable expense within the last few years, and a considerable portion of the interior is laid out in old oak open benches. The east window, which is of great size, has been embellished with figures of Our Lord, St. John the Baptist, and the Twelve Apostles, in richly stained glass, executed by Mr. William Warrington, of London; and this imitation of ancient stained glass is thought to be one of the best yet produced in the country. There is still remaining a very old and elaborately carved oak pulpit, hallowed by the preaching of George Marsh, a former vicar, whose apprehension and subsequent martyrdom at Chester in 1555, are recorded at length in Fox's Book of Martyrs. From a Latin deed lately discovered in the chartulary of Whalley Abbey, of the date 1276, describing accurately the brooks and other boundaries of the glebe land as they at present exist, and conveying it to trustees (among whom the names of some of the oldest families at present landowners in the parish are mentioned), it would seem not improbable that part of the foundation of the church is of a much more ancient date than even the existing venerable structure. In the parish are five episcopal chapels, and several dissenting places of worship. A national school, endowed with £40 per annum, is in connexion with the church; and there are three Sunday, two daily, and four infant schools. Each chapelry has also its own schools.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 23-28. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50916 Date accessed: 29 June 2010.

Deane St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire. Little Hulton, Lancashire is a chapelry of Deane. Other places in the parish include: Heaton, Rumworth, Over Hulton, and Middle Hulton

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

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

Parish registers for Deane, 1636-1890 Microfilm copy of originals formerly held at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England.Manchester Central Library call nos.: L85/1/1/1-2, L85/1/2/1-7, L85/1/3/1-19, L85/1/4/1-9.

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Film
Baptisms, 1636-1672; burials, 1637-1686; marriages, 1736-1668; Deane people married elsewhere, 1642-1663. Burials, 1668-1784; baptisms, 1672-1784; marriages, 1686-1754.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113065
Baptisms, 1785-1812 (includes Peel chapel); 1806-1807 (includes Smithills chapel); 1813-Oct. 1833.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113066
Baptisms, Oct. 1833-Apr. 1846.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113068 Item 1
Baptisms, Apr. 1846-Sep. 1886.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113067
Marriages, 1754-1797.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113068 Items 2 - 3
Marriages, 1798-June 1824.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113069
Marriages, June 1824-Oct. 1837.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113070
Marriages, July 1837-Oct. 1839.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113071
Marriages, Oct. 1839-Oct. 1846.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113072
Marriages, Nov. 1846-Apr. 1855.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113073
Marriages, Apr. 1855-Aug. 1871.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113074
Marriages, Sep. 1871-Mar. 1890.
Marriages, Apr. 1855-Aug. 1871.
Burials, 1781-1791; churchwardens' accounts, 1783-1784. Burials, 1792-1813; baptisms, 1806. Burials, 1813-Jan. 1844.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113076
Burials, Jan. 1844-Apr. 1862.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113077
Burials, Apr. 1862-Mar. 1887.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113078


Bishop's transcripts for Deane, 1613-1885 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Text in Latin and English.
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/67-76

Contents
Film
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1613-1640, 1670- 1783
FHL BRITISH Film
1545477 Items 3-8
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1790-1819
FHL BRITISH Film
1545478
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1820-1829
FHL BRITISH Film
1545479
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1830-1837; Baptisms and burials, 1838-1840
FHL BRITISH Film
1545480
Burials (cont.), 1840; Baptisms and burials, 1841-1863
FHL BRITISH Film
1545481
Baptisms and burials, 1864-1885
FHL BRITISH Film
1545482 Items 1 - 2


Lancshire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for the parish  history and transcripts of Baptisms. marriages and Burials can be found at http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Bolton-le-Moors/Deane/stmary/index.html

Census records

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

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.

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Web sites

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