Great Lever, Lancashire

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[[Image:St_Michaels_church,_Great_Lever.jpg|thumb|right|Great Lever St Michael]]
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Guide to '''Great Lever, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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[[Image:St Michaels church, Great Lever.jpg|thumb|right|St Michaels church, Great Lever.jpg]]  
  
 
== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
  
Great Lever, St Michael, is an Ecclesiastical Parish created from [[Middleton,_Lancashire]] Ancient Parish.
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Great Lever, St Michael, was created a district church or '''chapelry''' in 1851 from, and lying within the boundaries of [[Middleton, Lancashire|Middleton]] Ancient Parish union of Bolton, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 1½ mile (S.) from Bolton. A church was completed in 1848.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51105#s3 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 74-78. Adapted. Date accessed:14 October 2013.</ref>
 
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LEVER, GREAT, a township, in the parish of Middleton, union of Bolton, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 1½ mile (S.) from Bolton; containing 657 inhabitants. This place was long held by the family of Lever, but in the 6th year of Edward IV., Sir Rauff Assheton, Knt., sued out a "write of right of warde" against Roger Lever, for the recovery of the manor, and obtained judgment against him at the assizes of Lancaster. Lever, however, with a number of dependants of his name, and a large concourse of persons, many of whom had been outlawed, riotously broke into Lancaster Castle, and carried off the record of recovery. Sir Rauff complaining of this outrage to the two houses of parliament, they ordained that the copy of the record which was annexed to his petition should be of the same force and efficacy as the original; and the justices thereupon ordered execution to issue, and reinstated him in the possession, which, notwithstanding, was not undisturbed until some time after. In the reign of James I., Sir Ralph Assheton held the property, which, in 1629, he sold to Dr. Bridgeman, Bishop of Chester, from whom it has descended to the present noble possessor, the Earl of Bradford. Lever Hall, an ancient mansion, was the residence of Bishop Bridgeman; and an ancient chapel contiguous to it was the place of worship for his family and the inhabitants of the immediate neighbourhood. The township is bounded on the east by the Irwell, and comprises 770 acres of land; it is entirely insulated from the rest of the parish, and is distant west ten miles from the town of Middleton. The Bolton and Manchester railway, and the road between those places, pass through. Owing to its proximity to Bolton there are a number of elegant modern mansions, among which is Bradford House. A church was completed in '''1848''', on an eligible piece of ground presented by the earl, who contributed £500 towards the erection, and £1000 towards the endowment; among other liberal subscribers to the building were the Earl of Ellesmere, Messrs. Heys and Hamer, and T. Bonsor Crompton, Esq.: it is a substantial edifice in the early English style, with accommodation for about 400 persons. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Earl of Bradford. His lordship allows the old chapel at Lever Hall to be used as a Sunday-school.
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From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 74-78. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51105 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.
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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>
  
 
==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
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===== '''Online Records'''  =====
  
Parish registers for the chapelry of Great Lever, 1851-1966 Microfilm copy of originals at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England.Great Lever is a township-chapelry in Middleton parish. The church is known as St. Michael's.<br>Manchester Central Library call nos.: L65/1/1/1, L65/1/2/1-3, L65/1/3/1-3.<br>
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'''<u>Church of England</u>'''
  
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Great Lever chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Middleton, Lancashire|Middleton]] 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="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LOPC''' = [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html Lancashire Online Parish Clerk]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''GREAT&nbsp;LEVER&nbsp;ST&nbsp;MICHAEL&nbsp;WITH&nbsp;ST&nbsp;BARTHOLOMEW&nbsp;Chapelry&nbsp;(1851) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''[[Middleton, Lancashire|MIDDLETON ST LEONARD]] PARISH (1541) Indexes''' ''(ancient parish containing GREAT LEVER Chapelry)''<br>
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'''[http://familysearch.org 1541-1752]; [http://familysearch.org 1813-1818;]&nbsp;''' '''[http://familysearch.org 1828-1830]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Middleton/index.html 1541-1836]'''&nbsp;
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Great Lever and comprising the whole ancient parish of Middleton to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Middleton, Lancashire|MIDDLETON&nbsp;ST&nbsp;LEONARD&nbsp;]]PARISH page.
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Great Lever- St Michael <br>Baptisms-1851-1907- MFPR 606<br>Baptisms-1907-1930- MFPR 2035<br>Baptisms-1930-1997- Archives L65/1<br>Burials-1851-1928- MFPR 607<br>Burials-1928-2004- MFPR 2035<br>Marriages-1851-1924- MFPR 606<br>Marriages-1924-1950- MFPR 2035<br>Marriages-1950-1990- Archives L65/1
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The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office<br>Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk
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The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)<br>
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Parish registers for the chapelry of Great Lever, 1851-1966 Microfilm copy of originals formerly held at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England.Great Lever is a township-chapelry in Middleton parish. The church is known as St. Michael's.<br>Manchester Central Library call nos.: L65/1/1/1, L65/1/2/1-3, L65/1/3/1-3.<br>
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| Baptisms, 1907-1930. Marriages, 1924-1950. Burials, 1928-1966. <br>  
 
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{{British Census|306928}}
  
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census<br>  
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http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53026 British History Online Great Lever<br>  
 
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53026 British History Online Great Lever<br>  
  
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Revision as of 14:26, 14 October 2013

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Guide to Great Lever, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

St Michaels church, Great Lever.jpg

Contents

Chapelry History

Great Lever, St Michael, was created a district church or chapelry in 1851 from, and lying within the boundaries of Middleton Ancient Parish union of Bolton, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 1½ mile (S.) from Bolton. A church was completed in 1848.[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

Church records

Online Records

Church of England

Great Lever chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Middleton 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


GREAT LEVER ST MICHAEL WITH ST BARTHOLOMEW Chapelry (1851) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1851-1910
1851-1935 None
LOPC 1851-1906 1851-1924 1851-1928
LBMD None None None 
MIDDLETON ST LEONARD PARISH (1541) Indexes (ancient parish containing GREAT LEVER Chapelry)

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1541-1752

1541-1752; 1813-1818;  1828-1830

1609-1678; 1805-1819; 1827-1832; 1838-1847; 1865-1874

LOPC  1695-1874  1541-1836  1541-1874
LBMD  None  1837-1974 None 
FMP None 1541-1752 None
AC 1541-1752 1541-1752 1541-1752
FREG 1541-1630, 1653-1729 1541-1644, 1658-1729 1641-1729


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Great Lever and comprising the whole ancient parish of Middleton to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the MIDDLETON ST LEONARD PARISH page.


Great Lever- St Michael
Baptisms-1851-1907- MFPR 606
Baptisms-1907-1930- MFPR 2035
Baptisms-1930-1997- Archives L65/1
Burials-1851-1928- MFPR 607
Burials-1928-2004- MFPR 2035
Marriages-1851-1924- MFPR 606
Marriages-1924-1950- MFPR 2035
Marriages-1950-1990- Archives L65/1

The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)


Parish registers for the chapelry of Great Lever, 1851-1966 Microfilm copy of originals formerly held at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England.Great Lever is a township-chapelry in Middleton parish. The church is known as St. Michael's.
Manchester Central Library call nos.: L65/1/1/1, L65/1/2/1-3, L65/1/3/1-3.

Content
Film
Baptisms, 1851-1907. Marriages, 1851-1924.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113085
Burials, 1851-1928.
VAULT BRITISH Film
2113086
Baptisms, 1907-1930. Marriages, 1924-1950. Burials, 1928-1966.
VAULT BRITISH Film
2356154 Items 3 - 9


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 306928.


Poor Law Unions

Oldham 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

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53026 British History Online Great Lever

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 74-78. Adapted. Date accessed:14 October 2013.