Upholland, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

HOLLAND, UP, achapel of ease built in 1600] a township, and formerly a markettown, in the parish and union of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 4 miles west by south from Wigan. Up-Holland is the head of a chapelry including the townships of Dalton and Billinge Higher-End, with parts of Orrell and Winstanley. The chapel, dedicated to St Thomas à Becket.[1]


Civil Registration

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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 Recordsto 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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  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 527-530. Adapted. Date accessed: 02 August 2010.