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sSt.Johns Chapel, District of Wigan
Started by: soreen (67) Report abuse
Looking for St.Johns Chapel, in wigan district. Tried catholic church around Standishgate but there mrriages stopped before 1880, which is marriage cert.I have.Dont know what faith the family followed.Anyone who can help, please.x

Posted by: tuddy (1052) Report abuse
There's a few St john's around Wigan, St. John's in Standishgate is 200 years old this year, but there was a church on a different site before the present one. There's also a St. John's in Pemberton, a St John the Baptist in New Springs, and I think there's also a St John's in Hindley Green.

Posted by: Jazzy (8654)   Report abuse
What name are you looking for?

Posted by: soreen (67) Report abuse
Hi, got marriage cert.that says St.Johns Chapel in district of Wigan.They married in 1880, Joseph Kelly & Annie Tighe.SAys it was according to rites of Catholic church. Big St. Johns stopped records of weddings in 1860.Glad of any help, please.x

Posted by: Jazzy (8654)   Report abuse
Hi Soreen, what a conundrum. I am still looking, and have found out a lot about marriage rules back in the day that I didn't know. But still not found the chapel your looking for. I'll keep trying, but it's not looking solvable at this point. I just hate being beaten!

Posted by: tonker (21244)   Report abuse
The was only one St.John's church in Wigan district, in 1880. That's the one which is there now, in Standishgate.

Posted by: jackdog (577) Report abuse
Soreen, I think you have the right church. It's just online records that stop in 1860. There were plenty of marriages there after that date.
Maybe History Shop (Museum of Wigan Life) have later records?

Posted by: surfer_tom (31) Report abuse
Look on lancs bmd there is a marriage on there 1880 same names wigan register office

Posted by: surfer_tom (31) Report abuse
Soreen if one was rc and one wasn't it would be at W.r.o then blessed at the church later both families would be happy then that's the way it was back then


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