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ABRAM, a chapelry in Wigan parish, Lancashire on the Wigan and Newton railway, and Wigan and Leigh canal, 3½ miles SSE of Wigan. Acres, 1,965. Real property, 8,925,-of which 4,125 are in mines. Pop., 911. Houses, 173. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage. Value, 120. Patron, the Rector of Wigan. The church was built in 1843. There are an endowed school, and charities 36.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Abram area is Wigan.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Abram was a township in the parish of Wigan.


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Poor Houses, Poor law etc.

Poor Law records held at Wigan Archives.

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Abram was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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