There is more than one Bolton in Lancashire. This is the main one, nowadays just referred to as Bolton, and was also known as Bolton-le-Moors.
BOLTON-LE-MOORS, a parish in the districts of Bolton, Wigan, and Chorley, Lancashire. It centres in the Post Town of Bolton; and contains the townships of Great Bolton, Little Bolton, Sharples, Quarlton, Edgeworth, Entwistle, Longworth, Turton, Bradshaw, Haulgh, Tonge, Breightmet, Harwood, Lostock, Darcy-Lever, Blackrod, Anglezarke, and Rivington, and the chapelry of Little Lever. Acres, 30,062. Real property, £332,547; of which £29,356 are in mines, and £1,969 in quarries. Pop. in 1841, 73,905; in 1861, 97,215. Houses, 18,385. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £350.* Patron, the Bishop of Manchester. The vicarages of Holy Trinity, St. George, Christ Church, and St. John, and the p. curacies of All Saints, Emmanuel, St. Mark, and St. Paul, within the borough of Bolton, are separate benefices. Value of Holy Trinity, St. George, Christ Church, and St. John, each £300; of Emmanuel, £300;* of St. Mark, £160; of St. Paul, £150; of All Saints, £128. Patron of H. T., the Bishop of Manchester; of St. G. and E., the Vicar of Bolton; and of St. J., alternately the Crown and the Bishop; of A. S., T. Tipping, Esq.; of St. M. and St. P., Trustees. The vicarages of Astley-Bridge, Belmont, Blackrod, Bradshaw, Little Lever, and Lever Bridge, and the p. curacies of Harwood, Rivington, Tonge, Turton, and Walmsley also are separate benefices. See the articles on these places and Bolton.
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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|Moor Lane, Bolton, Baptist|
|Albert Place, Bolton, Independent|
|Cemetery, Bolton, Society of Friends|
|Folds Rd Independent Methodist, Bolton|
|Hanover St, Bolton, Wesleyan Refuge|
|Ridgeway Gates, Bolton, Wesleyan Methodist|
|St George's Rd, Bolton, Wesleyan Methodist|
|St Peter and St Paul Roman Catholic, Bolton|
|Tipping St, Bolton, Society of Friends|
Details about the census records, and indexes for Bolton.
A considerable number of church records have been published by the Bolton branch of the Manchester & Lancashire FHS.
The Register Office covering the Bolton area is Bolton.
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You can see the administrative areas in which Bolton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD714083 (Lat/Lon: 53.570822, -2.432828), Bolton which are provided by:
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- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Bolton and District Family History Society, is a branch of the Manchester & Lancashire FHS.