Golborne, Lancashire Family History Guide

Golborne is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1850 from Lowton Ecclesiastical Parish.

Parish church: St Thomas

Parish registers begin: 1849

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Roman Catholic

Parishes adjacent to Golborne

  • Ashton in Makerfield
  • Wigan All Saints
  • Lowton
  • Newton in Makerfield St Peter

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GOLBORNE, a parish in Leigh district, Lancashire; on the Wigan and Newton railway, 2 miles NNE of Newton. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Warrington. It was formerly a township of Winwick parish. Acres, 1,634. Real property, £6,683; of which £1,038 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 1,910; in 1861, 2,776. Houses, 513. The increase of pop. arose from the demand for operatives in cotton factories. The property is subdivided. Golborne Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £110. Patron, the Earl of Derby. The church is a modern edifice, in the early English style; and consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower. There are an Independent chapel, a Roman Catholic chapel, erected in 1863, a Church of England school, and charities £36.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Golborn, 3 m. N. Winwick. P. 1657

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Parish Records

FamilySearch Historical Records

Parish Registers

Baptisms - Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks

Marriages - Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks

Burials - Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks

Electors - Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerks



Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Lancashire
  • Civil Registration District: Leigh
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Winwick
  • Poor Law Union: Leigh
  • Hundred: West Derby
  • Province: York