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Parish History

WIGAN All Saints,a parish, borough, and markettown, which has separate jurisdiction, and the head of a union, chiefly in the hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster; containing, with the chapelries of Abram, Billinge, Haigh, Hindley, Pemberton, and Up Holland, and the townships of Aspull, Billinge Higher End, Dalton, Ince-in-Makerfield, Orrell, 18 miles west by northwest of Manchester.

Wigan St George's church, in the town, was erected as a chapel of ease, in 1781. St. Catherine's church, at Scholes, of which the first stone was laid on the 6th April 1840. Both these churches have districts assigned to them. Wigan St Thomas's church, in the Queen-street, was erected in 1848. At Abram, Billinge, Haigh, Hindley, Holland, and Pemberton are also other chapels of the Church of the Church of England.

In the town are places of worship for Baptists and Independents, a handsome meeting-house for Wesleyans, and a Scottish church. The Roman Catholics have two chapels; St Mary's, and St John's, built in 1819. In Scholes is St Patrick's Roman Catholic chapel.[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.

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


Online Records (Under Construction)

Wigan All Saints parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

 FS = FamilySearch.org; LOPC =  Lancashire Online Parish Clerk Project; FMP =  FindMyPast.co.uk; LBMDLancashire BMD.org.uk; AC = Ancestry.co.uk; FREG =FreeReg ]
 

WIGAN ALL SAINTS PARISH (1***) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1578-1926 1594-1880 1749-1952
LOPC 1813-1842, 1844, 1861-1869, 1884-1896 1594-1625, 1754-1898 1754-1904
LBMD 1837-1950 1837-1950
FMP None 1594-1837 None
AC 1580-1625
1580-1625
1580-1625
FREG 1580-1588, 1590-1625
1594-1625 1584-1597, 1600-1626
WIGAN ST GEORGE Chapelry  (1***) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS


LOPC


LBMD


FMP


AC


FREG


WIGAN ST CATHERINE Chapelry  (1***) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS


LOPC


LBMD


FMP


AC


FREG


ABRAM Chapelry  (1***) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS


LOPC


LBMD


FMP


AC


FREG


BILLINGE Chapelry  (1***) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS


LOPC


LBMD


FMP


AC


FREG


HAIGH Chapelry  (1***) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS


LOPC


LBMD


FMP


AC


FREG


HINDLEY Chapelry  (1***) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS


LOPC


LBMD


FMP


AC


FREG


PEMBERTON ST JOHN THE DIVINE Chapelry  (1***) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS


LOPC


LBMD


FMP


AC


FREG


UPHOLLAND Chapelry  (1***) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS


LOPC


LBMD


FMP


AC


FREG


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 306909.

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

References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 568-571. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.

 

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