Hindley, Lancashire Genealogy
HINDLEY, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles east by southeast of Wigan. This is an ancient chapel, in operation by at least 1644 and is dedicated to All Saints.
There are places of worship for Independents, Unitarians, and Wesleyans; and a Roman Catholic chapel.
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
Hindley chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Wigan All Saints to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|HINDLEY ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1698) Indexes|
|'WIGAN ALL SAINTS'PARISH (ancient parish containing HINDLEY Chapelry)|
|LOPC||1813-1842, 1844, 1861-1869, 1879-1896||1594-1625, 1754-1898||1754-1904|
|FREG||1580-1588, 1590-1625||1594-1625||1584-1597, 1600-1626|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Hindley and comprising the whole ancient parish of Wigan All Saints to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the WIGAN ALL SAINTS PARISH page.
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 306908.
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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