Astley Bridge, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Astley Bridge, Lancashire family history and genealogy. Parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
ASTLEY-BRIDGE, an ecclesiastical parish, in the parish and union of Bolton, hundred of Salford, S.division of the county of Lancaster, 1½ mile (N.) from Bolton, on the roads to Blackburn and Belmon.The Wesleyans have a place of worship; and there are some national schools. 
Astley Bridge St Paul is a chapelry created in 1844 from, and lying within the boundary of Little Bolton All Saints, Lancashire Ecclesiastical Parish and Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Sharples.
St. Paul’s, built in 1847-8, was consecrated by the first Bishop of Manchester on the 22nd June 1848.The modern Parish is within the Walmsley Deanery of the Diocese of Manchester.
The Wesleyan Methodists built a place of worship here as well.
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
Astley Bridge chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Bolton le Moors 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|
|ASTLEY BRIDGE ST PAUL Chapelry (1846) Indexes|
BOLTON Le MOORS ST PETER PARISH (1573) Indexes (ancient parish containing ASTLEY BRIDGE Chapelry)
|LOPC||1573-1660||1573-1660; 1813-1938||1573-1660; 1712-1733; 1765-1801|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Astley Bridge and comprising the whole ancient parish of Bolton le Moors to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BOLTON LE MOORS ST PETER'S PARISH page.
Parish registers for St. Paul's Church, Astley Bridge Microfilm copy of originals at the Manchester Central Library in Manchester, England.
Astley-Bridge is a chapelry in Bolton-le-Moors parish.
Manchester Central Library call nos.: L 83/1/1/1-7, L 83/1/2/1-9, L 83/1/3/1-5.
Baptisms, 1845-Oct. 1881. Marriages, 1848-Apr. 1879. Burials, 1848-Feb. 1877. FHL BRITISH Film 2148103
Inventory of church records. Baptisms, Oct. 1881-1959. FHL BRITISH Film 2148104
Marriages, May 1879-Dec. 1919. FHL BRITISH Film 2148105
Marriages, Dec. 1919-May 1939. FHL BRITISH Film 2148106
Marriages, June 1939-1965. FHL BRITISH Film 2148107
Burials, 1877-1964. Vault BRITISH Film 2148108
Courtesy of Steven Telford:
- Astley Bridge Baptist Church Marriage Licenses 1903-1949
- Register from Astley Bridge Baptist Church for Lancashire & Cheshire Band of Hope Union
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
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.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 100-104. Date accessed: 05 August 2013.