Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire Genealogy
Barton upon Irwell St Catherine is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1849 from Eccles, Lancashire Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Croft, Davyhulme, Irlam, Lostock, Caddishead, New Hall, Whittleswick, Winton, Bromyhurst, and Monton.
BARTON-UPON-IRWELL, a township, in the parish of Eccles, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 5½ miles (W. by S.) from Manchester; containing 10,865 inhabitants. The township lies on both banks of the Irwell from Trafford Park to Davyhulme, where the river becomes the boundary line till it falls into the Mersey: the Mersey and the Glazebrook also form boundaries. The manufacture of calico and nankeen goods is carried on. The Duke of Bridgewater's canal crosses the Irwell here, by means of a stone aqueduct of three arches, which was the first constructed in England over a navigable river; and the Liverpool and Manchester railway also passes through the township. Barton Old Hall, a brick edifice, now a farmhouse, was the seat successively of the Barton, Booth, and Leigh families. A church dedicated to St. Catherine, a neat stone building with an elegant octagonal spire rising to a height of about 100 feet from the ground, was consecrated on the 25th of October, 1843; the site is elevated, and commands extensive prospects. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Bishop of Chester, Vicar of Eccles, and others. There are places of worship for Wesleyans, Independents, Independent Methodists, the New Connexion, Unitarians, and Roman Catholics. The Eccles parochial school, in the township, is endowed with pew-rents, amounting to £8 per annum; and in another school, twenty children are partly paid for by the trustees under the will of Mr. James Bradshaw. There is also a national school capable of accommodating 240 children, with a residence for the master.—See Patricroft.
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 164-168. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50783 Date accessed: 25 June 2010.
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
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Bishop's transcripts for Eccles, 1613-1864 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Bishop's transcripts from the parish of Eccles and the chapelries of St. Thomas' (Pendleton), St. Peter's (Swinton), Ellenbrook, St. Paul's (Walkden Moor), St. John's (Pendlebury), St. Catherine's (Barton-upon-Irwell) and St. Mark's (Worsley).
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/82-108
| Marriages, 1837 and baptisms and burials, 1837-1843 of Eccles. (Includes Ellenbrook, Swinton, Pendleton, St. Paul's in Walkden Moor, from 1839, St. John's in Pendlebury , 1842-1843, and St. Catherine's in Barton-upon-Irwell from 1843.)
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| Baptisms and burials, 1844-1850 of Eccles; and also the chapelries of Pendleton, Swinton, Walkden Moor, Barton-upon-Irwell, Ellenbrook, and St. Mark's in Worsley (from 1846)
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| Baptisms and burials, 1851-1857 of Eccles, with the chapelries of Swinton, Barton, Pendleton, Walkden Moor to 1851 and Ellenbrook to 1852
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http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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.
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