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Guide to '''Wray, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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[[Image:Holy Trinity Church, Wray wyh Botton.jpg|thumb|right|Holy Trinity Church, Wray wyh Botton.jpg]]  
  
 
== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
WRAY, with Botton, a township, and an ecclesiastical district, in the parish of Melling, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 10 miles (N. E. by E.) from Lancaster, on the road to Settle; containing 718 inhabitants. In the reign of Edward I., Geoffrey de Neville had a grant of free warren here. The Pooleys of Wray, and the Tunstalls of Botton, ancient and reputable families connected with the township, no longer exist. The township comprises 3760a. 3r. 33p. of inclosed land, and about 2000 acres uninclosed; the surface is undulated, the soil clay in the higher parts, and alluvial in the lower, and the scenery picturesque: most of the land is good pasture and meadow. A bed of coal, eighteen inches thick, runs through the higher portion of the township; and there are two excellent flagstone-quarries. Wray is the most populous village in the parish, and Botton one of the highest and most remote situations in the county. The Roe-burn partly propels a silk-mill, and uniting with the Hind-burn, forms the Wray beck, a tributary of the Wenning, which last river enters the Lune below Hornby. The North-Western railway into Yorkshire is distant only about half a mile. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was built in 1839, on a site given by the Rev. W. E. Hoskins, of Margate; it is in the early English style, and cost £700. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of Five Trustees; net income, £90, with a house built in 1846. The Society of Friends and the Wesleyans have places of worship. Richard Pooley, in 1685, bequeathed £20 for the erection of a school, and £200 to purchase land for its support; the income is about £35, which sum, with about £4 per annum arising from a bequest by Mary Thompson in 1803, is applied in aid of a parochial school.
 
  
From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 692-695. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51432 Date accessed: 03 August 2010.
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WRAY, with Botton, a township, and an ecclesiastical district with a '''chapel''', in the parish of [[Melling, Lancashire]], hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 10 miles northeast by east from Lancaster. Wray is the most populous village in the parish. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was built in 1839. The '''Society of Friends''' and the '''Wesleyans''' have places of worship.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51432#s23 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 692-695.</ref>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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>
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==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
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An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== 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
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===== '''Online Records'''  =====
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'''<u>Church of England</u>'''
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Wray chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Melling, Lancashire|Melling]] 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" | '''AC''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk Ancestry.co.uk (£)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series FindMyPast.co.uk (£)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FREG''' = [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl FreeReg]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS ''' = [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LBMD''' = [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk LancashireBMD.org.uk]
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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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{| width="625" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" align="center"
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''WRAY Chapelry&nbsp; (1690) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1692-1822''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1690-1801''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1695-1815''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/birthind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-1937''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/deathind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-1937''']<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''[[Melling, Lancashire|MELLING&nbsp;ST&nbsp;WILFRID]]&nbsp;PARISH&nbsp;(1622) Indexes '''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1720-1902''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1752-1935''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1836-1861''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Melling-in-Lonsdale/stwilfrid/index.html 1754-1920]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Melling-in-Lonsdale/stwilfrid/index.html 1786-1812]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1837-1982]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.uk-genealogy.org.uk/Registers/parish_registers.html 1625-1752]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.uk-genealogy.org.uk/Registers/parish_registers.html 1625-1752]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://www.uk-genealogy.org.uk/Registers/parish_registers.html 1625-1752]'''
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Wray and comprising the whole ancient parish of Melling to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Melling, Lancashire|MELLING ST&nbsp;WILFRID PARISH]] page.
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==== Census records  ====
 
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{{British Census|306916}}
  
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[[Caton Gilbert Union,Lancashire]]
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==== Probate records<br> ====
  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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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==== Taxation  ====
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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*'''1665-1667''' - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Lonsdale Hundred, Wray. [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/default.asp E 179/132/352], The National Archives. Microfilm: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228692}}.
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
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Guide to Wray, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Holy Trinity Church, Wray wyh Botton.jpg

Contents

Chapelry History

WRAY, with Botton, a township, and an ecclesiastical district with a chapel, in the parish of Melling, Lancashire, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of Lancashire, 10 miles northeast by east from Lancaster. Wray is the most populous village in the parish. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was built in 1839. The Society of Friends and the Wesleyans have places of worship.[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

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/



Church records

Online Records

Church of England

Wray chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Melling 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


WRAY Chapelry  (1690) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1692-1822
1690-1801
1695-1815
LOPC None
None
None
LBMD 1837-1937
None
1837-1937
MELLING ST WILFRID PARISH (1622) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1720-1902 1752-1935 1836-1861
LOPC None 1754-1920 1786-1812
FMP  None 1636-1837 - part. None
LBMD None 1837-1982 None 
AC 1625-1752 1625-1752 1625-1752


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Wray and comprising the whole ancient parish of Melling to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the MELLING ST WILFRID PARISH page.


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 306916.


Poor Law Unions

Caton Gilbert 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.

Taxation

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 692-695.