Wigan All Saints, Lancashire Family History Guide

Wigan All Saints, the original ancient parish, is a market town in the county of Lancashire.

Alternative names: Wigan

Other places in the parish include: Winstanley, Swinley Ward, St George's Ward, Scholes Ward, Scholes, Queen Street Ward, Orrell, Dalton, All Saints Ward, and Abram.

Status: Ancient Parish. Wigan ancient parish was succeeded by Wigan Ecclesiastical Parish. Abram, originally a township became an Ecclesiastical Parish in 1852

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin: Wigan All Saints

  • Parish registers: 1580
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Parish registers begin: Abram

  • Parish registers: 1838
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Wigan All Saints

  • Upholland
  • Pemberton
  • Standish
  • Golborne
  • St Helens
  • Ashton in Makerfield Holy Trinity
  • Wigan St George
  • Ashton in Makerfield
  • Lowton
  • Hindley
  • Westleigh St Paul
  • Billinge
  • Wigan St Catherine

Historical Descriptions

See Also Wigan Lancashire Family History Guide


Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Abram, a township, in the parish and union of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 4¼ miles (N. N. E.) from Newton-in-Mackerfield; containing 901 inhabitants, including 35 in barges. It comprises 1769 acres, of which 442 are arable, and 1327 pasture. A district church, dedicated to St. John, has lately been built, towards defraying the expense of which the Incorporated Society granted £200; and a school-house was erected, in 1824, at the cost of Mrs. Bevan, of Lowton house. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £242.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Abram, a township in the parish of Wigan, county-palatine of Lancaster; 4¼ miles north-north east from Newton-in-Makerfield, on the Newton and Wigan railroad. A church has recently been built here. Pop. in 1801, 475; in 1831, 511. Houses 84. Acres 1,790. A. P. £3,339.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom Capper 1808

Abram, a township to the parish of Wigan, hundred of West Derby, Lancashire; containing 69 houses and 475 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

Parish Registers

Baptisms - Lancashire OPC Wigan All Saints

Marriages - Lancashire OPC Wigan All Saints

Burials - Lancashire OPC Wigan All Saints

Memorials - Lancashire OPC Wigan All Saints

Roll of Honour - Lancashire OPC Wigan All Saints

Rectors - Lancashire OPC Wigan All Saints

Lancashire BMD

FreeReg Wigan All Saints

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Lancashire OPC - Wigan


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