Ainsworth, Lancashire Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 01:29, 1 December 2012 by GardnerME (talk | contribs) (Minor Edit)

Jump to: navigation, search

England Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Parishes

Ainsworth Lancashire contributor Andrew Forrest.jpg

Chapelry History

AINSWORTH, or Cockey-Moor,a parochial chapelry,in the parish of Middleton, union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles east by north from Bolton. There is a neat place of worship for English Presbyterians, built in 1715,[1] 


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

Online Records

Ainsworth chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Middleton to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

FS =
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
AC =
FREG = FreeReg

AINSWORTH CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1727) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1727-1912 1731-1754; 1808-1837; 1843-1948 1727-1948
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1837-1900 None
MIDDLETON ST LEONARD PARISH (1541) Indexes (ancient parish containing AINSWORTH)

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1541-1752

1541-1752; 1813-1818;  1828-1830

1609-1678; 1805-1819;  1827-1832; 1838-1847; 1865-1874

LOPC  1695-1874  1541-1836  1541-1874
LBMD  None  1837-1974 None 
FMP None 1541-1752 None
AC 1541-1752 1541-1752 1541-1752
FREG 1541-1630, 1653-1729 1541-1644, 1658-1729 1641-1729

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Ainsworth and comprising the whole ancient parish of Middleton to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the MIDDLETON PARISH page.

Parish registers for Ainsworth, 1727-1848 Microfilm of original records in the Manchester Central Library, Manchester. Ainsworth is a chapelry in the parish of Middleton.

Baptisms, 1727-1836; marriages, 1739-1837; burials, 1727-1848.

Bishop's transcripts for Ainsworth, 1731-1877 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Ainsworth, also called Cockey, is a chapelry in the parish of Middleton. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/231

Content Film
Baptisms, 1731-1738, 1740-1744, 1751-1758, 1765-1768, 1807-1835, 1856-1870, 1872, 1877; Marriages, 1731-1737, 1740, 1742-1745, 1751-1754, 1765-1766, 1807-1835; Burials, 1731-1736, 1740-1745, 1751-1757, 1767-1768, 1808-1835, 1857-1870, 1872-1874, 1877.
1545704 Item 2

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.

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

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

Web sites British History Online Ainsworth


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 17-20. URL: Date accessed: 25 June 2010.<br><br>