Newton in Makerfield St Peter, Lancashire Genealogy

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Parish History

NEWTON-IN-MAKERFIELD, a market-town and parish [as of 1682], in the union of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 4 miles north of Warrington. Newton was formerly a chapelry in the parish of Winwick, but was erected into a distinct parish, by act of parliament, in 1844. The parish church, situated at Wargrave, and dedicated to Emmanuel, was built in 184. The old chapel, which was dedicated to St. Peter, was built in 1682. After the creation of the parish of Newton, it was made a district church.[1] 

Resources

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.

Church records

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Census records

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

References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 409-413. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.