Ramsbottom, Lancashire Genealogy
RAMSBOTTOM, an ecclesiastical parish, in the parish and union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 4½ miles north of Bury. This parish was established by the year 1847, under the provisions of the act 6th and 7th Victoria, cap. 37; and is a mile and a quarter in length and about three-quarters of a mile in breadth, being in the township of Lower Tottington,
The parish is separated from the northern part of Walmersley township by the river Irwell. The church was built in 1847.
There are places of worship for Presbyterians, Wesleyan Methodists, Primitive Methodists, and Swedenborgians.
St Andrew’s Church, the oldest church in Ramsbottom, was built by the Grant family in 1834 as a Scottish Presbyterian Church. In the 1860's a member of the Grant family deprived the congregation of its church and in 1869 offered it to the Bishop of Manchester as an Anglican Church. It became a mission church to St Paul’s until 1875 when it was consecrated as the Parish Church of St Andrew. In 1993 the church was renovated and rededication took place in in 1994.
St Paul,Crow Lane was founded in 1844
The church of St. Paul is a stone building in the Early English style, erected by 1850 at a cost of £3,400, and consists of chancel, nave, vestry, north aisle, south porch, organ chamber and a tower with spire containing 8 bells, hung in 1879 : the organ was the gift of the late W. Grant esq. : memorial windows have been inserted to the late Viscount Palmerston K.G. d. 18 Oct. 1865, W. Grant esq. of Nuttall, J. Heys esq. and others; and there is also a marble monument to the late J. Kellar esq. of Irwell Mount (1862) : in 1866 an addition to the church. now called the Palmerston aisle, was made at a cost of £985 : there are 600 sittings. The register dates from the year 1847.
Other places in the parish include: Tottington Lower End.
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 of England
Ramsbottom chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Bury 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.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|RAMSBOTTOM ST PAUL Chapelry (1850) Indexes|
|BURY ST MARY PARISH (1590) Indexes (ancient parish containing RAMSBOTTOM Chapelry)|
|LOPC||1699-1844||1591-1849, 1860-1861||1699-1728, 1739-1748, 1759-1837|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Ramsbottom and comprising the whole ancient parish of Bury to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BURY ST MARY PARISH page.
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
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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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 633-638. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.