Bury St John, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Bury St John, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Bury St John, Lancashire|
|Poor Law Union||Bury|
|Registration District||Bury; Haslingden|
|Parish registers: 1837|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1769|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Lancashire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Bury (St John) was created as a chapelry of ease in the year 1770 from Bury St Mary Ancient Parish. The township is SE. Lancashire, 11 miles NW. of Manchester and 195 NW. of London by rail. Bury is connected by canal with Manchester and Bolton.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Online Records[edit | edit source]
- 1538 - 1910 England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910 at FamilySearch — index
- 1603 - 1910 England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910 at FamilySearch — index and images
Church of England
Bury St. John's chapelry and its sister chapelries' registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Bury St. Mary to which they were attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = findmypast|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|BURY ST JOHN Chapelry (1770) Indexes|
|FS||1785-1829, 1846-1852||None||1785-1812, 1819-1867|
|BURY ST MARY PARISH (1590) Indexes|
|LOPC||1699-1844||1591-1849, 1860-1861||1699-1728, 1739-1748, 1759-1837|
|BURY ST PAUL Chapelry (1841) Indexes|
|BURY HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1865) Indexes|
|EDENFIELD Chapelry (1728) Indexes|
|FS||1728-1771, 1798-1845, 1857-1877||None||1774-1820|
|LOPC||1731-1845, 1857-1877||None||1774-1845, 1856-1877|
|ELTON ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1837) Indexes|
|HEYWOOD ST LUKE Chapelry (1731) Indexes|
|HEYWOOD ST JAMES Chapelry (1841) Indexes|
|HOLCOMBE EMMANUEL Chapelry (1730) Indexes|
|RAMSBOTTOM ST PAUL Chapelry (1850) Indexes|
|TOTTINGTON ST ANNE Chapelry (1799) Indexes|
|UNSWORTH ST GEORGE Chapelry (1730) Indexes|
|WALMERSLEY CUM SHUTTLEWORTH CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1785) Indexes|
|FS||1785-1812, 1838-1842, 1860-1864||1785-1812||1785-1812, 1838-1841, 1858|
|WATERFOOT ST JAMES Chapelry (1860) Indexes|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Bury St. John and comprising the whole ancient parish of Bury St. Mary to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BURY ST MARY PARISH page.
Original Records in Archives
Original parish and chapelry registers are held in the Manchester Archives and Studies centre in Manchester Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 2PD. Also, microfilm copies of these original registers are held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. See the Family History Library online Catalog for further details about their holdings.
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
- 1647-1996 England, Lancashire Non-conformist Church Records, 1647-1996 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index (dates may vary by parish)
Census Records[edit | edit source]
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.
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
Hirst, Rita. Holt or Tabernacle. Family History and Family History chart of Tabernacle or Holt in Bury, Lancashire. Article covers years 1600-1834 with the following surnames; Barlow, Harrison, Hargraves, Showell, Drovin, Burkett, Johnston, and is found in Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Soc. vol. 17 no.3. page 25-3, held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City 942.72 B2r
Hornby, Michael J. K. Direct Descendants of James Hornby. History, photo and family tree of James Hornby and Alice Mills dated from 1799-1995 with part of the family emigrating to Canada. Artice in Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Soc. vol. 18, no.2, pages 23-25, FHL Ref 942.72 B2r
Todd, Andrew A. Lowe of Heaton and Hinds. History and Family tree of Lowe of Heaton and Elton starting with Robert Lowe marrying 1. Alice Yates, and 2. Hannah Walls, dating 1784-1860, with the following surnames, Barlow, Wade, Nuttall, Garside, Settle, Blomley, Griffiths, Ogden, Blomley, Rushton, Pemberton. Article in The Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society Magazine. vol.5,no.3,pages16-20, FHL Ref 942.72 B2r
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
Probate Records[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- John Bartholomew,Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887.
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