Golborne, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

Golborne St Thomas is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1850 from 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 (N. N. E.) from Newton-inMakerfield; containing 1657 inhabitants. A family of the local name possessed lands here in the reign of Henry III., and subsequently the manor was held by various families, among whom were the Fleetwoods and Leghs: Thomas Legh, Esq., is now the principal landowner. The township comprises 1570 acres, of which 325 are arable, and nearly all the remainder pasture; the surface is gently undulated, and the soil half clay and half clay-loam. Coal exists; and there is a large and a smaller cotton-mill, affording employment to many of the population. Golborne Hall is occupied by Nathan Newbould, Esq. 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 tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £158, payable to the rector of Winwick. The Independents have a place of worship. A school, with a house for the master, was built in 1791, by William Street and others, who endowed it with the interest of £120, for which six children of the township are taught.—See Lowton.

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


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

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Bishop's transcripts for Golborne and Lowton Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.


Baptisms and burials 1854-1872 (Golborne); baptisms and burials 1845-1886 (Lowton).
FHL BRITISH Film 1469067 Item 2

Census records

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

Poor Law Unions


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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Web sites

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