Golborne, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

Golborne St Thomas was created a district chapelry in 1850 and lay within the boundaries of Lowton, Lancashire Ecclesiastical Parish.

GOLBORNE, a township, in the parish of Lowton, union of Leigh, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 2 miles north by northeast from Newton-in-Makerfield. By a private act passed in 1845 to amend a private act in 1841, it is provided that if a church be built in Golborne, the place is to become a separate parish and rectory. 

The Independents have a place of worship.[1]—See Lowton.


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

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

Church records

Online Records

The parish registers for Golborne Parish have been transcribed and are available online at the following web sites and the specified range of years:

[Note:  FS = FamilySearch;  LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project;  AC = Ancestry.co.uk]

GOLBORNE PARISH (1845) Indexes - prior to 1845, a chapelry in Lowton par.
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1850-1872 None None
LOPC 1849-1927 1849-1930 1850-1929
AC None None  None
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1835-1886 None 1769-1886
AC None None None
LOWTON ST MARY Chapelry (1862) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1862-1958 None None
AC None None None

Original Records

Bishop's transcripts for Golborne and Lowton Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
The following microfilm for Golborne is available through the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, USA and its 4,600 satellite FamilySearch Centres worldwide:


Baptisms and burials 1854-1872 (Golborne); baptisms and burials 1845-1886 (Lowton).
FHL BRITISH Film 1469067 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.

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Leigh, Lancashire 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 312-315. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50984 Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.