Tottington, Lancashire Genealogy

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Tottington St Ann

Chapelry History

TOTTINGTON LOWER-END, a township with a chapel, in the parish and union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 3 miles northwest by west from Bury. A part of the township has been formed into an ecclesiastical district, of which the boundary on the north is Holcombe Brook, on the south the township of Elton, and on the west Bradshaw and Quarlton. The church, dedicated to St. Ann, was built in 1799. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists.—See Holcombe and Ramsbottom.

Tottington was created a chapel of ease in 1802 from, and lying within the boundaries of Bury St Mary, Lancashire Ancient parish. Other places in the parish include: Foe Bank, Tottington Lower End, Tottington Higher End, and Foebank.[1]

Tottington is a town in Bury, within the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, in Greater Manchester, England.

Tottington was originally part of the larger Royal Manor of Tottington which stretched from Musbury and Cowpe with Lench in the north to Affetside in the west and Walshaw in the south.


Civil Registration

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

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Parish registers for St. Anne's Church, Tottington, 1799-1998 Microfilm copy of originals formerly held at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England. Tottington is a chapelry in Bury parish. Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L105/1/1, L105/2/1-5, L105/DRO2, L105/1/4/1-3, DRO3, L105/DRO4.

Baptisms, 1844-1964.
1408781 Items 5 - 6
Baptisms and burials, 1799-1812 (includes vestry meeting minutes, 1853-1858; churchwarden accounts, 1800-1833). Baptisms, 1813-1844. Marriages, 1862-July 1944.
Marriages, June 1944-1951. Burials, 1813-1954. Banns of marriages, 1863-1898, 1908-1935. Register of grave owners, 1906-1966 (includes index). Monumental inscriptions from old part of graveyard, ca. 1841-1958.
Register of graves, 1906-1998 (section east of Royd Street) (includes index).
1408784 Item 1
Baptisms, 1799-1837; burials, 1799-1837 (another filming).

Census records for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Bury Poor Law Union, Lancashire Haslingden, Lancashire Poor Law Union

Probate records

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

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

Web sites British History Online Tottington


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 380-386. Adapted. Date accessed: 31 July 2010.