Holcombe, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

HOLCOMBE, a chapelry, in the township of Tottington Lower-End, parish and union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 4 miles north by northwest from Bury. The chapel was built by the year 1726. 

The Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists, Presbyterians, and Swedenborgians have places of worship.—See Tottington.[1]


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 Holcombe, 1726-1948 Microfilm of original records at the Manchester Public Library, and formerly held at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England. The chapelry of Holcombe is in the parish of Bury. The church is known as Emmanuel's Church. Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L 21/8/2/4; L 21/8/3/1-5; L 21/8/4/3-4.

Baptisms, marriages, burials 1726-1858
Births and christenings 1797-1805
Baptisms, 1858-1931. Marriages, 1837-1948.
Burials, 1846-1902.
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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 306924.

Poor Law Unions

Bury Poor Law Union, Lancashire

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


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 527-530. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51037 Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.