Ainsworth, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Ainsworth, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Bury|
|Parish registers: 1727|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1731|
|Rural Deanery||Bolton le Moors|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Lancashire Record Office|
AINSWORTH, or Cockey-Moor, a parochial chapelry, in the parish of Middleton, union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles (E. by N.) from Bolton. The church was formerly surrounded by a moat, and stood in the centre of a common; it was rebuilt in 1832, in the early English style, has a square tower, and, standing on an eminence, is seen at a great distance. There is a place of worship for English Presbyterians.
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.
- 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
Ainsworth chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Middleton 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|
|AINSWORTH CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1727) Indexes|
|FS||1727-1912||1731-1754; 1808-1837; 1843-1948||1727-1948|
|MIDDLETON ST LEONARD PARISH (1541) Indexes (ancient parish containing AINSWORTH)|
|FREG||1541-1630, 1653-1729||1541-1644, 1658-1729||1641-1729|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Ainsworth and comprising the whole ancient parish of Middleton to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the MIDDLETON PARISH page.
Parish registers for Ainsworth, 1727-1848 Microfilm of original records in the Manchester Central Library, Manchester. Ainsworth is a chapelry in the parish of Middleton.
|Baptisms, 1727-1836; marriages, 1739-1837; burials, 1727-1848.
||FHL BRITISH Film |
Bishop's transcripts for Ainsworth, 1731-1877 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Ainsworth, also called Cockey, is a chapelry in the parish of Middleton. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/231
|Baptisms, 1731-1738, 1740-1744, 1751-1758, 1765-1768, 1807-1835, 1856-1870, 1872, 1877; Marriages, 1731-1737, 1740, 1742-1745, 1751-1754, 1765-1766, 1807-1835; Burials, 1731-1736, 1740-1745, 1751-1757, 1767-1768, 1808-1835, 1857-1870, 1872-1874, 1877.
||FHL BRITISH Film |
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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 UnionsEdit
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 GazetteersEdit
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Lewis, Samuel, A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date accessed: 27 August 2013.