Downall Green or Garswood End

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Parish History

Downall Green or Garswood End Holy Trinity became a chapelry with a chapel built by the year 1838, in the then chapelry of Ashton-in-Makerfield which itself was created a parish by act of Parliament in 1845.

Also nearby in Haydock stood a district chapel which was created in 1866. See Ashton-in-Makerfield St Thomas for further information about the churches serving within the parish boundaries.


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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Church records

The chapel registers to this chapelry may be located at Wigan Record Office, Town Hall, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 2DY. Or, try contacting the church to determine availability of these registers.

Census records

The following web  sites have online content of census records from 1841 to 1911 inclusive;

  • Ancestry
  • FindMyPast
  • TheGenealogist for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Wigan Poor Law Union

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.

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