Golborne, Lancashire Genealogy
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.—See Lowton.
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/
Golborne Parish was created a parish in the year 1845 by an act of Parliament, and prior to that year was united with Winwick St Oswald Parish. Winwick held parochial jurisdictional over at least 8 chapelries and townships which were then created parishes under the same act. These eight chapelries included: Ashton in Makerfield Holy Trinity, Ashton St Thomas, Croft with Southworth, Golborne, Lowton St Luke, Newton-in-Makerfield Emmanuel, Newton St Peter, and Newchurch in Culcheth.
The parish registers for Golborne Parish and its attached chapelries and their registers have been indexed to a considerable extent and the data is 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 Winwick Parish|
|LOWTON ST LUKE PARISH (1733) Indexes|
|LOWTON ST MARY Chapelry (1862) Indexes|
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 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. The first film number is 306910.
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
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- 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.