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Abram

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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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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Abram area is Wigan.

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"ABRAM, a township in the parish of Wigan, and hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles S.E. of Wigan. It is situated on the Leigh canal and the Newton railway. The population has been increasing of late years, and is chiefly employed in the collieries. The living is a curacy, value £120, in the diocese of Chester, and in the patronage of the rector."

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Historical Geography

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

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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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Societies

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