Tottington, Lancashire

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From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 380-386. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51351 Date accessed: 31 July 2010.  
 
From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 380-386. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51351 Date accessed: 31 July 2010.  
  
Tottington is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1802 from Bury [St Mary] Ancient Parish. [[Bury St Mary, Lancashire]]Other places in the parish include: Foe Bank, Tottington Lower End, Tottington Higher End, and Foebank. <br><br>
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Tottington is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1802 from&nbsp; [[Bury St Mary, Lancashire]] Ancient parish. Other places in the parish include: Foe Bank, Tottington Lower End, Tottington Higher End, and Foebank. <br>
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The name derives from the old English for "Tota's people's village".
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Tottington is a town in Bury, within the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England.<br>
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Tottington was originally part of the larger Royal Manor of Tottington which stretched from Musbury and Cowpe with Lench in the north to Affetside in the west and Walshaw in the south.<br><br><br>
  
 
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Tottington St Ann

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Chapelry History

TOTTINGTON LOWER-END, a township, in the parish and union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 3 miles (N. W. by W.) from Bury; containing 9929 inhabitants, of whom 5445 are in the Upper division. The royal manor of Tottington was the successive possession of the houses of Lincoln and Lancaster. It was given to General Monk, Duke of Albemarle, for his services in restoring the Stuarts to the throne; and afterwards passed to the family of the Duke of Buccleuch, in which the Albemarle estates vested. The lords of the manor had anciently the power of imprisoning and executing criminals; and near the court-house is an eminence still called Gallows-hill. The township comprises 5038 acres, whereof 749 are moorland; and extends seven miles from north to south: the surface in the higher parts is mountainous and wild; the soil in the valleys is good, and the air pure and salubrious. Several small mines of coal suitable for steamengines are in operation, and some stone-quarries are also wrought. There are several extensive establishments connected with the cotton manufacture: among them are, the Calico Print Works, built in 1812, on the site of an ancient royal corn-mill, employing 400 hands, the property of Joshua Knowles, Esq., of Stormer-Hill House, a magistrate of the county; the Kirk-Lees printworks, belonging to Messrs. Hall and Gorton; the printworks of Mr. William Sudron; and the Leemans-Hill works. A fair is held on October 12th, for hornedcattle, horses, and pigs. The East-Lancashire railway runs on the east side of the township, passing through a large tunnel to Nuttall Mill, belonging to Messrs. Grant. The Roman Watling-street forms the boundary on the west side. A part of the township has been formed into an ecclesiastical district, of which the boundary on the north is Holcombe Brook, on the south the township of Elton, and on the west Bradshaw and Quarlton: the population included within it is about 4000. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Rector of Bury; net income, £150, with a house. The church, dedicated to St. Ann, was built in 1799, and is a neat stone structure, with a bell-tower, and having a gallery and organ. The tithes of the township have been commuted for £62. 5., divided between the rectors of Bury and Prestwich. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. Thomas Nuttall in 1715 built a school and endowed it with £3 per annum, which endowment was increased with £9 per annum by Peter Barron in 1773. The Rev. Dr. Wood, Dean of Ely, and principal of St. John's College, Cambridge, a distinguished mathematician, was a native of Lower Tottington.—See Holcombe and Ramsbottom.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 380-386. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51351 Date accessed: 31 July 2010.

Tottington is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1802 from  Bury St Mary, Lancashire Ancient parish. Other places in the parish include: Foe Bank, Tottington Lower End, Tottington Higher End, and Foebank.

The name derives from the old English for "Tota's people's village".

Tottington is a town in Bury, within the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England.

Tottington was originally part of the larger Royal Manor of Tottington which stretched from Musbury and Cowpe with Lench in the north to Affetside in the west and Walshaw in the south.


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 St. Anne's Church, Tottington, 1799-1998 Microfilm copy of originals formerly held at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England. Tottington is a chapelry in Bury parish. Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L105/1/1, L105/2/1-5, L105/DRO2, L105/1/4/1-3, DRO3, L105/DRO4.

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Film
Baptisms, 1844-1964.
FHL BRITISH Film
1408781 Items 5 - 6
Baptisms and burials, 1799-1812 (includes vestry meeting minutes, 1853-1858; churchwarden accounts, 1800-1833). Baptisms, 1813-1844. Marriages, 1862-July 1944.
FHL BRITISH Film
1408782
Marriages, June 1944-1951. Burials, 1813-1954. Banns of marriages, 1863-1898, 1908-1935. Register of grave owners, 1906-1966 (includes index). Monumental inscriptions from old part of graveyard, ca. 1841-1958.
FHL BRITISH Film
1408783
Register of graves, 1906-1998 (section east of Royd Street) (includes index).
FHL BRITISH Film
1408784 Item 1
Baptisms, 1799-1837; burials, 1799-1837 (another filming).
FHL BRITISH Film
2113215


Census records

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

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

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Web sites

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http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53015 British History Online Tottington