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RAMSBOTTOM, (St Andrew’s), an ecclesiastical parish', in the parish and union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 4½ miles north of Bury. This parish was established by the year 1847, under the provisions of the act 6th and 7th Victoria and is a mile and a quarter in length and about three-quarters of a mile in breadth, being in the township of Lower Tottington. The parish is separated from the northern part of Walmersley township by the river Irwell. The church was built in 1847. There are places of worship forPresbyterians', Wesleyan Methodists, Primitive Methodists, and Swedenborgians.
The church of St. Paul is a stone building in the Early English style, erected by 1850 at a cost of £3,400, and consists of chancel, nave, vestry, north aisle, south porch, organ chamber and a tower with spire containing 8 bells, hung in 1879: the organ was the gift of the late W. Grant esq.: memorial windows have been inserted to the late Viscount Palmerston K.G. d. 18 Oct. 1865, W. Grant esq. of Nuttall, J. Heys esq. and others; and there is also a marble monument to the late J. Kellar esq. of Irwell Mount (1862): in 1866 an addition to the church. now called the Palmerston aisle, was made.
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 of England
Ramsbottom chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Bury 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|
|RAMSBOTTOM ST PAUL Chapelry (1850) Indexes|
|BURY ST MARY PARISH (1590) Indexes (ancient parish containing RAMSBOTTOM Chapelry)|
|LOPC||1699-1844||1591-1849, 1860-1861||1699-1728, 1739-1748, 1759-1837|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Ramsbottom and comprising the whole ancient parish of Bury to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BURY ST MARY PARISH page.
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 306922. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
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.
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