Family History and Burial Records Information


Please scroll down the page to see at a glance whether the records you require are held by us, or elsewhere.


For further information or enquiries about tracing your family history, or to seek information regarding burial records, you can come and see us on Tuesday mornings from 10am where either Mr Arnold Cragg, or Miss Betty Higham will be able to assist you with your searches.

The current fee for such searches is £21 per hour.

If you have any questions before you come to see us, please send us an email. We will be happy to help you.

* Please note, registers for St. Thomas Dixon Green, All Saints Farnworth and St. Peter's Farnworth are all held at Manchester Central library

St. Johns Churchyards

"Visitors attending to their graves or searching for gravestones, have approached several people from church to comment how lovely they are kept and to say what a pleasure it is visiting, and how peaceful it is when looking round. Many sit on the forms provided with their own special thoughts or just look around at the graves in their own leisure.

Most people ask if their comments will be passed on and to say a special thank you and how they are a credit to the Church"

So here it is...

THANK YOU ST.JOHNS



St John the Evangelist in The Parish of Farnworth with Kearsley.

Registers of Baptisms, Marriage and Burials.


Baptisms

Register No. 01    15.10.1826 – 27.10.1840   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR   193 *#
Register No. 02    06.01.1841 – 28.11.1852   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1352 *#
Register No. 03    28.11.1852 – 29.05.1864   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1352 *#
Register No. 04    29.05.1864 – 19.10.1873   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1352 *#
Register No. 05    19.10.1873 – 06.02.1881   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1353 *#
Register No. 06    09.02.1881 – 05.04.1885   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1353 *#
Register No. 07    05.04.1885 – 29.01.1890   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1353 *#
Register No. 08    02.02.1890 – 20.02.1895   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1354 *#
Register No. 09    24.02.1895 – 19.12.1900   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1354 *#
Register No. 10    19.07.1901 – 04.07.1906   Held in the church.
Register No. 11    04.07.1906 – 17.10.1912   Held in the church.
Register No. 12    17.10.1912 – 23.12.1924   Held in the church.
Register No. 13    23.12.1924 – 28.04.1935   Held in the church.
Register No. 14    19.05.1935 – 24.08.1947   Held in the church.
Register No. 15    04.09.1947 – 07.06.1959   Held in the church.
Register No. 16    14.06.1959 – 09.08.1998   Held in the church.   

Marriage

Register No. 01    02.08.1830 – 02.07.1837   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR   193 *#
Register No. 02    02.07.1837 – 04.02.1849   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR   193 *#
Register No. 03    04.02.1849 – 15.11.1858   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1355 *#
Register No. 04    21.11.1858 – 01.01.1867   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1355 * #
Register No. 05    01.01.1867 – 21.09.1872   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1356 *#
Register No. 06    21.09.1872 – 27.10.1878   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1356 *#
Register No. 07    30.10.1878 – 03.01.1886   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1357 *#
Register No. 08    09.01.1886 – 17.07.1893   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1357 *#
Register No. 09    22.07.1893 – 03.07.1901   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1357 *#
Register No. 10    03.07.1901 – 10.08.1909   Held in the church.
Register No. 11    21.08.1909 – 08.05.1920   Held in the church.
Register No. 12    29.05.1920 – 31.12.1932   Held in the church.
Register No. 13    07.01.1933 – 03.10.1945   Held in the church.
Register No. 14    06.10.1945 – 18.03.1961   Held in the church.
Register No. 15    25.03.1961 – 23.10.1971   Held in the church.

Burials

Register No. 01    15.10.1826 – 07.10.1852   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR   193 *#
Register No. 02    10.10.1852 – 10.03.1866   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR   193 *#
Register No. 03    27.02.1866 – 23.11.1870   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1358 *#
Register No. 04    24.11.1870 – 13.10.1877   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1358 *#
Register No. 05    18.10.1877 – 23.09.1884   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1358 *#
Register No. 06    25.09.1884 – 07.03.1893   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1358 *#
Register No. 07    08.03.1893 – 02.09.1903   Archived @ Manchester Central Library, Microfilm MFPR 1358 *#
Register No. 08    05.09.1903 – 24.01.1933   Held in the church.
Register No. 09    01.04.1933 – 21.05.2001   Held in the church.

* Denotes information that can be found on the Lancashire Parish Clerk website. This has a Surname Index in alphabetical order, shown in batches ranging from three to eight years. By clicking on the required name full details are available.
# Micro filmed copies of these registers are available at Bolton Central Library Local History Section.
Bolton & District Family History Society produced a listing of memorials, mainly gravestone, with as much readable information that could be deciphered. A copy is kept in the safe along with the registers.  It should be noted that many graves have no memorial stones. However there is a 97 year old plan of the old graveyard with names of incumbent’s or the renter of the plot. This and the church registers can be viewed with permission; there is a charge of £19 for the first hour and £16 for each subsequent hour.
Note that none of the above applies to the graveyard extension.

A. Cragg,  November 2009
 

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