Thursday, 16 October 2014

Wigan BMBs at Ancestry

Renowned for its pier, the industrial town of Wigan in the old county of Lancashire now has birth, marriage and burial records online at Ancestry. Links to images of the original entries are included.

Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1580-1812 contains 133,789 entries from the period when they were all recorded in one register.
Baptisms for the period 1813-1911 has 225,820 entries.
Marriages, 1754-1926 has 149,072 entries.
Burials, 1813-1979 has 133,177 entries.

Parishes included are: Abram, St John; Ashton, Holy Trinity; Ashton-in-Makerfield, St Thomas; Aspull, St Elizabeth; Aspull, St John Baptist; Bickershaw, St James and St Elizabeth; Billinge, St Aiden; Earlstown, St John; Golborne, St Thomas; Haigh; Haigh, St David; Hindley Green, St John; Hindley, All Saints; Hindley, St Peter; Ince, St Marys;  Lowton, St Luke; Lowton, St Mary; Newton-in-Makerfield, Emmanuel Wargrave; Newton-Le-Willows, St Peter; Pemberton; Pemberton, St John the Devine; Platt Brifge, St Nathaniel;  Wigan, All Saints; Wigan, St Andrew, Wigan, St Catherine; Wigan, St George, Wigan, St James; Wigan, St Michael and All Angels; Wigan, St Thomas.

Not every place named is in every collection; the parishes in bold are included in the early records.

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