Bury St John, Lancashire Genealogy
Bury.-- parl. and mun. bor., par., and township, SE. Lancashire, 11 miles NW. of Manchester and 195 NW. of London by rail -- par., Bury is connected by canal with Manchester and Bolton. The bor. returns 1 member to Parliament.
Bury St John was created as a chapelry of ease in the year 1770 from Bury St Mary Ancient Parish.
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 of England
Bury St. John's chapelry and its sister chapelries' registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Bury St. Mary to which they were 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.co.uk|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|BURY ST JOHN Chapelry (1770) Indexes|
|FS||1785-1829, 1846-1852||None||1785-1812, 1819-1867|
|BURY ST MARY PARISH (1590) Indexes|
|LOPC||1699-1844||1591-1849, 1860-1861||1699-1728, 1739-1748, 1759-1837|
|BURY ST PAUL Chapelry (1841) Indexes|
|BURY HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1865) Indexes|
|EDENFIELD Chapelry (1728) Indexes|
|FS||1728-1771, 1798-1845, 1857-1877||None||1774-1820|
|LOPC||1731-1845, 1857-1877||None||1774-1845, 1856-1877|
|ELTON ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1837) Indexes|
|HEYWOOD ST LUKE Chapelry (1731) Indexes|
|HEYWOOD ST JAMES Chapelry (1841) Indexes|
|HOLCOMBE EMMANUEL Chapelry (1730) Indexes|
|RAMSBOTTOM ST PAUL Chapelry (1850) Indexes|
|TOTTINGTON ST ANNE Chapelry (1799) Indexes|
|UNSWORTH ST GEORGE Chapelry (1730) Indexes|
|WALMERSLEY CUM SHUTTLEWORTH CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1785) Indexes|
|FS||1785-1812, 1838-1842, 1860-1864||1785-1812||1785-1812, 1838-1841, 1858|
|WATERFOOT ST JAMES Chapelry (1860) Indexes|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Bury St. John and comprising the whole ancient parish of Bury St. Mary to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BURY ST MARY PARISH page.
Original Records in Archives
Original parish and chapelry registers are held in the Manchester Archives and Studies centre in Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 2PD. Also, microfilm copies of these original registers are held at the Family Hsitory Library in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. See the Family History Library online Catalog for further details about their holdings.
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.
- Bartholomew, John,Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887.
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