Abram, Lancashire Genealogy
ABRAM, a township, in the parish and union of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles (S. S. E.) from Wigan. This township was originally called Adburgham, and afterwards Abraham. A district church dedicated to St. John has been built.
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 on the "Lancashire" main page.
Lancashire researchers now have two outstanding web sites with name lists or indexes, including one for local Lancashire births, marriages and deaths (BMDs) as well as a general site with national BMDs available to search online--including for Lancashire:
- LancashireBMD.org.uk - 15 million entries for Lancashire
- FreeBMD - over 20 million entries for Lancashire
Church of England
Abram chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Wigan All Saints to which it is attached, 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|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|ABRAM ST JOHN Chapelry (1838) Indexes|
WIGAN ALL SAINTS PARISH (1578) Indexes (ancient parish containing ABRAM Chapelry)
|LOPC||1813-1842, 1844, 1861-1869, 1884-1896||1594-1625, 1754-1898||1754-1904|
|FREG||1580-1588, 1590-1625||1594-1625||1584-1597, 1600-1626|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Abram and comprising the whole ancient parish of Wigan All Saints to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the WIGAN ALL SAINTS PARISH page.
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 306936.
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 5-9. Adapted. Date accessed: 11 September 2012.