Golborne, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Golborne, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Golborne, Lancashire
Golborne St Thomas Lancashire.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Derby
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Leigh
Registration District Leigh
Records begin
Parish registers: 1849
Bishop's Transcripts: 1845
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Winwick
Diocese Chester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Record Office

Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

GOLBORNE, a township, in the parish of Lowton,union of Leigh, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 2 miles (N. N. E.) from Newton-in Makerfield. By a private act passed in 1845 to amend a private act in 1841, it is provided that if a church be built in Golborne, the place is to become a separate parish and rectory. The Independents have a place of worship. [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

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Golborne Parish was created a parish in the year 1845 by an act of Parliament, and prior to that year was united with Winwick St Oswald Parish. Winwick St Oswald Parish held parochial jurisdiction over at least 8 chapelries and townships which were then created parishes under the same act. These eight chapelries included:  Ashton in Makerfield Holy Trinity, Ashton St Thomas, Croft with Southworth, Golborne, Lowton St Luke, Newton-in-Makerfield Emmanuel, Newton St Peter, and Newchurch in Culcheth.

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England

Golborne chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Lowton to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk

GOLBORNE ST THOMAS Chapelry  (1849) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1854-1872 None None
LOPC 1849-1927 1849-1930 1850-1923
LBMD None 1849-1950 None
LOWTON ST LUKE PARISH (1835) Indexes (ancient parish containing GOLBORNE Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1845-1886 None None
LOPC 1835-1886 None
1769-1812, 1835-1886
LBMD 1837-1937 1845-1950 1837-1937

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Golborne and comprising the whole ancient parish of Lowton to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the LOWTON PARISH page.

Original Records

Bishop's transcripts for Golborne and Lowton Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
The following microfilm for Golborne is available through the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, USA and its 4,600 satellite FamilySearch Centres worldwide:


Baptisms and burials 1854-1872 (Golborne); baptisms and burials 1845-1886 (Lowton).
FHL BRITISH Film 1469067 Item 2

Non Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Leigh, 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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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 312-315. Date accessed: 19 August 2013.