Turton, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

TURTON, a township and chapelry, in the parish and union of Bolton, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 4½ miles  north from Bolton.The chapelry includes the townships of Edgeworth, Entwisle, Quarlton, and part of Bradshaw. For ecclesiastical purposes the chapelry is divided into two districts. St Ann Chapel-Town was built by at least 1695. Christ Church, at Walmsley, was built about 1789.[1]

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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD


Church records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England

Turton chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Bolton le Moors St Peter to which it is 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.co.uk
LBMDLancashireBMD.org.uk
AC = Ancestry.co.uk
FREG = FreeReg


TURTON ST ANN Chapelry (1695) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1719-1885 1718-1732 (partial); 1856-1919
1719-1731;1748-1927 
LOPC 1720-1885 None 1720-1927
LBMD  1837-1896 None
BOLTON Le MOORS ST PETER PARISH (1573) Indexes (ancient parish containing TURTON ST ANN Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS  1573-1660; 1713-1829 1573-1837 None
LOPC 1573-1660 1573-1660; 1813-1938 1573-1660; 1712-1733; 1765-1801
LBMD 1837-1886 1837-1992 1837-1886
AC 1587-1660 1587-1660 1587-1660


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Turton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Bolton le Moors St Peter to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BOLTON LE MOORS ST PETER PARISH page.


Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.



Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Bolton, Lancashire Poor Law Union


Probate records
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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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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 401-404. Adapted. Date accessed: 02 August 2010.