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Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society

Bolton, Lancashire memorial inscriptions

Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society (MLFHS) has added records for 20 burial sites in the Bolton, Lancashire area (see listing below) comprising over 52,000 memorial inscriptions carefully transcribed to computerised format. The records date back to 1555.

MLFHS is one of the largest family history societies in the UK and a member of Manchester's Archives+ partnership. The society, a registered charity founded 50 years ago, has a branch specialising in family history research in Bolton.

The MLFHS site with records on Deceased Online are as follows:

Name Locality Earliest Date
St Peter, Belmont, Bolton Bolton 1850
St Katherine, Blackrod Blackrod 1777
St Peter Bolton le Moor Bolton 1685
St Stephen, Lever Bridge Lever Bridge 1807
Emmanuel, Bolton Bolton 1848
St Paul, Astley Bridge, Bolton Astley 1848
Wesleyan Chape, Fletcher St, Bolton Bolton 1815
Chirst Church, Walmsley Walmsley 1820
Unitarian Chapel, Walmsley Walmsley 1721
Old Chapel, Walmsley Walmsley 1721
St James, Breightmet Breightmet 1830
St Maxentius, Bradshaw Bradshaw 1851
St Mary Deane (Old and New) Bolton 1555
St Michael, Bolton Bolton 1838
St John, Farnworth Farnworth 1820
St Paul, Halliwell Halliwell 1801
Holy Trinity, Horwich Horwich 1714
Lea Lane Chapel, Horwich Horwich 1787
Congregational United Reform, Little Lever Little Lever 1833
St Bartholomew, Westhoughton Westhoughton 1735

Deceased Online already has a substantial range of 415,000 other burial and cremation records (which include register scans, grave details and a range of cemetery maps) for the Bolton area on the website managed by Bolton Council. These are:

  • Blackrod Cemetery, opened 1887
  • Farnworth Cemetery, opened 1876
  • Heaton Cemetery, opened 1879
  • Horwich (Ridgemont) Cemetery, opened 1928
  • Tonge Cemetery, opened 1856
  • Westhoughton Cemetery, open 1858
  • Overdale Crematorium, opened 1954

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