Ringley, Lancashire Genealogy

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Ringley St Saviour's contributor David Dixon

Chapelry History

RINGLEY, a chapelry, chiefly in the parish of Prestwich, partly in the union of Bolton and partly in that of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 4 miles (S. E.) from Bolton. This chapelry lies in a populous and rich vale, and has excellent coal-mines and good stone-quarries in operation; also a large paper manufactory, two cotton-mills, some works for calico-printing, and bleach-grounds. The river Irwell, the Manchester, Bolton, and Bury canal, a road between Bury and Bolton, and the East Lancashire railway, all run through the chapelry; and at Stoneclough, half a mile distant, is a station on the Bolton and Manchester railway. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Rectors of Prestwich, Bury, and Middleton; income, £260, with a house. The chapel, dedicated to Our Saviour, was rebuilt in 1826, at a cost of £1300, and is in the early English style, with a tower: it is situated in the hamlet of Outwood and township of Pilkington. A school was built in 1640 by Nathan Walworth (founder of the chapel), who endowed it with land now producing £46 per annum; and £10 per annum were left in 1750 by Mr. Baguley, for the poor.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 668-671. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51238 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.

Ringley St Saviour was created a chapelry by 1826 from, and lying within the boundaries of Prestwich St Mary, Lancashire ancient parish.


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.

The Register Office, Town Hall, Manchester Road, Bury, BL9 0SW.
Tel: 0161 253 6026. Fax: 0161 253 6028. E-mail: registeroffice@bury.gov.uk
On-line indexes - Lancashire BMD

Church records

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Parish registers for St. Savior's Church, Ringley, 1719-1960 Microfilm copy of originals formerly held at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England.
Ringley is a chapelry in Prestwich parish. It is also known as St. Savior's Church.

Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1719-1745. Baptisms, burials, 1745-1770; marriages, 1745-1753. Baptisms and burials, 1770-1813. Baptisms, 1802-May 1841.
Baptisms, May 1836-1914. Marriages, 1838-February 1940.
Marriages, Jan. 1940-1947. Burials, 1813-June 1914.
Burials, June 1914-1960. Banns, 1875-1927.
2356549 Items 1 - 2
Baptisms, 1770-1841 (another filming). Burials, 1770-1812 (another filming).
Inventory of church records. Baptisms, 1841-1914 (another filming).

Bishop's transcripts for Ringley, 1773-1847 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Ringley is a chapelry in the township of Pilkington in the parish of Prestwich.
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/145-146

Baptisms and burials, 1773-1825
1545743 Items 2-3
Baptisms and burials, 1826-1847
1545744 Item 1

Census records

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

Poor Law Unions

Prestwich 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

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