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Wray with Botton Holy Trinity

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Chapelry History

Wray was created an ecclesiastical district with a chapel in 1839 from, and lying within the boundaries of  Melling, Lancashire Ecclesiastical Parish.

Other places in the parish include: the hamlet of Botton.

The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.

"WRAY, with Botton, a township, and an ecclesiastical district with a chapel, in the parish of Melling, 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

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

Census records

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

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

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