Bolton by Bowland Genealogical Records

Bolton by Bowland Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Bolton by Bowland Baptism Records (1813-1859)

Baptism records from people born in and around Bolton by Bowland between 1813 and 1859. Lists the name of people's parent's and other details.

Bolton by Bowland Baptism Records (1550-1812)

Records of baptism for people born in and around Bolton by Bowland between 1550 and 1812. Details include child's name, parent's names and date of birth and/or baptism. Records may also include parent's occupations, residence, place of origin and more.

West Yorkshire Non-conformist Baptisms (1646-1910)

A name index linked to images of birth and baptism registers from West Yorkshire non-conformist churches. These records document the birth or baptism of over 275,000 people.

Bolton by Bowland Baptism Records (1558-1724)

A searchable database containing transcriptions of the baptism registers of Bolton by Bowland. These records detail relationships between parents and their children and may detail where they lived and how they made a living.

Bolton by Bowland Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Bolton by Bowland Marriage Records (1754-1839)

Marriage records from people who married at Bolton by Bowland between 1754 and 1839. Lists an individual's abode, marital status, father's name, age and signature

Bolton by Bowland Marriage Records (1550-1812)

Details on those who married at Bolton by Bowland between 1550 and 1812. Information given may include parent's names, ages, marital status, abode and more.

West Yorkshire Non-conformist Marriages (1659-1935)

A name index linked to images of marriage registers from West Yorkshire non-conformist churches. These records document the marriage of over 250,000 people.

Bolton by Bowland Banns Records (1653-1658)

Banns registers list the names of people who intended to marry by the system of calling banns, in which the bride and groom's name were called for three weeks at church. At these callings objections could be made to a marriage. Thus they record any intended marriages that didn't occur.

Bolton by Bowland Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Bolton by Bowland Burial Records (1813-1889)

Burial registers record burials that occurred at Bolton by Bowland. They are the primary source documenting deaths before 1837, though are useful to the present. Details given may include the deceased's name, residence, age, names of relations, cause of death and more.

Bolton by Bowland Burial Records (1550-1812)

Burial records for people buried at Bolton by Bowland between 1550 and 1812. Lists the deceased's name, residence and age.

West Yorkshire Non-conformist Burials (1646-1985)

A name index linked to images of burial registers from West Yorkshire non-conformist churches. These records document the death and burial of over 170,000 people.

Bolton by Bowland Burial Records (1560-1724)

A searchable transcript of burials recorded at Bolton by Bowland. These records essentially record deaths in and around Bolton by Bowland between 1560 and 1724. Details may include the age of the deceased, their residence and name of relations.

Bolton by Bowland Church Records

Bolton by Bowland Parish Registers (1550-1889)

The primary source of documentation for baptisms, marriages and burials before 1837, though extremely useful to the present. Their records can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

West Yorkshire Non-conformist Parish Registers (1656-1985)

A name index linked to images of birth and baptism registers from West Yorkshire non-conformist churches. These records document the birth or baptism of over 275,000 people.

Bolton by Bowland Parish Registers (1558-1724)

The parish registers of Bolton by Bowland are a collection of books essentially documenting births, marriages and deaths. Their records can assist tracing a family as far back as 1558.

West Yorkshire Non-conformist Membership Records (1772-1973)

Tens of thousands of entries from non-conformist records detailing churches' membership. Records can include details such as date & place of birth, residence, familial relations and occupations. Records are indexed by name and connected to original images.

Bolton by Bowland Parish Registers (1558-1812)

The primary source of documentation for baptisms, marriages and burials before 1837, though extremely useful to the present. Their records can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Bolton by Bowland Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

West Riding of Yorkshire Hearth Tax (1672)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

West Riding of Yorkshire Hearth Tax (1672)

A name index to records recording taxes levied against owners of hearths in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Yorkshire Lay Subsidy (1301)

A tax on the county's wealthier residents, ordered by wapentake or liberty and settlement.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Bolton by Bowland Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Derbyshire Will Index (1858-1928)

An index to wills, proved by the Derby Probate Registry. Index includes name, residence and year of probate. Contains entries for Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and other counties.

North Country Wills (1383-1558)

Transcripts of several hundred wills, contains an index to people named within.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills (PPV) (1384-1858)

A index to testators whose will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. They principally cover those who lived in the lower two thirds of Britain, but contain wills for residents of Scotland, Ireland, British India and other countries. A copy of each will may be purchased for digital download.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills (Subscription) (1384-1858)

An index and digital images of PCC wills, available on a subscription basis.

Newspapers Covering Bolton by Bowland

Burnley Express (1877-1904)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Burnley area.

Burnley Gazette (1863-1875)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Burnley area.

Burnley Advertiser (1853-1880)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Burnley area.

Blackburn Standard (1835-1900)

Local news; notices of births, marriages and deaths; business notices; details on the proceedings of public institutions; adverts and a rich tapestry of other local information from the Blackburn district. Every line of text from the newspaper can be searched and images of the original pages viewed.

Preston Chronicle (1831-1893)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Preston area.

Bolton by Bowland Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Bolton by Bowland Cemeteries

West Riding Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of West Riding's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

Bolton by Bowland Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of West Riding (1893)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Kelly's Directory of West Riding of Yorkshire A-K (1881)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

Kelly's Directory of West Riding of Yorkshire L-Y (1881)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

White's Directory of Leeds & the West Riding (1870)

A comprehensive gazetteer of cities, towns and townships; to which are appended lists of their residents, trades and occupations.

Post Office Directory, West Riding (1857)

Historical, topographical and contemporary descriptions of settlements, suffixed with lists of businesses and residents.

Yorkshire Feet of Fines (1486-1503)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Home Office Prison Calendars (1868-1929)

Records of over 300,000 prisoners held by quarter sessions in England & Wales. Records may contain age, occupation, criminal history, offence and trial proceedings.

Central Criminal Court After-trial Calendars (1855-1931)

Over 175,000 records detailing prisoner's alleged offences and the outcome of their trial. Contains genealogical information.

Prison Hulk Registers (1802-1849)

From the late 18th century many prisoners in Britain were kept on decommissioned ships known as hulks. This collection contains nearly 50 years of registers for various ships. Details given include: prisoner's name, date received, age, year of birth and conviction details.

England & Wales Criminal Registers (1791-1892)

This collection lists brief details on 1.55 million criminal cases in England and Wales between 1791 and 1892. Its primary use is to locate specific legal records, which may give further details on the crime and the accused. Details may include the accused's age, nature of crime, location of trial and sentence. Early records can contain a place of birth.

Bolton by Bowland Taxation Records

West Riding of Yorkshire Hearth Tax (1672)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

West Riding of Yorkshire Hearth Tax (1672)

A name index to records recording taxes levied against owners of hearths in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Lincolnshire Domesday & Lindsey Survey (1066-1118)

A transcription of the Lincolnshire section of the Domesday Book, which records land ownership, use and value in the late 11th century; and similar survey completed in 1118.

Yorkshire Lay Subsidy (1301)

A tax on the county's wealthier residents, ordered by wapentake or liberty and settlement.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Bolton by Bowland Land & Property Records

West Riding Domesday Extracts (1066)

Extracts for West Riding settlements found in the Domesday book. Includes the modern & 11th century place name, land owners and details of later history.

Yorkshire Feet of Fines (1486-1503)

Abstracts of records that detail land conveyances.

Yorkshire Domesday Records (1086)

An English translation of Yorkshire domesday records. This transcripts details the county's landowners in 1086.

Lincolnshire Domesday & Lindsey Survey (1066-1118)

A transcription of the Lincolnshire section of the Domesday Book, which records land ownership, use and value in the late 11th century; and similar survey completed in 1118.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Bolton by Bowland Occupation & Business Records

Collieries of The North (1869-1991)

Profiles of collieries in the north of England, with employment statistics, profiles of those who died in the mines and photographs.

Northern Mining Disasters (1705-1975)

Reports of mining distastes, includes lists of the deceased and photographs of monuments.

Smuggling on the East Coast (1600-1892)

An introduction to smuggling on the east coast of England, with details of the act in various regions.

Who's Who in Northern Mining (1852-1910)

Abstract biographies of people connected with mining in the North of England.

Yorkshire Rugby Union Commemoration Book (1914-1919)

A searchable book detailing the Yorkshire Rugby Football Union around the time of the Great War. Contains the names of many players and other persons associated with the sport.

Bolton by Bowland School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Bolton by Bowland

Victoria County History: Yorkshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Bolton by Bowland Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

West Riding Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of West Riding's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Victoria County History: Yorkshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

The Visitation of Yorkshire: 1584-5 (1000-1585)

Pedigrees compiled from a late 16th century heraldic visitation of Yorkshire. This work records the lineage, descendants and marriages of families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

The Visitation of Yorkshire: 1612 (1000-1612)

Pedigrees compiled from a early 17th century heraldic visitation of Yorkshire. This work records the lineage, descendants and marriages of families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

Bolton by Bowland Military Records

West Riding Yorkshire Territorials in the Great War (1908-1919)

Three books detailing the unit's history from the period before and during WWI. Also contains a list of members, with dates of service and a roll of honours and awards.

North East War Memorials (1882-1951)

An inventory of memorials commemorating those who served and died in military conflicts.

North-East Diary (1939-1945)

A chronicle of happenings in the counties of Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire relating to the war in Europe. Contains much detail on ship building.

Roll of Officers of the York and Lancaster Regiment (1756-1884)

Lists of officers by rank, regiment and name.

Officers of The Green Howards (1688-1931)

Biographies of hundreds of men who served as officers in The Green Howards, an infant regiment in the King's Division. Details given include parentage, date of birth, military career and later professional career.

Bolton by Bowland Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Bolton by Bowland Histories & Books

West Riding Domesday Extracts (1066)

Extracts for West Riding settlements found in the Domesday book. Includes the modern & 11th century place name, land owners and details of later history.

Yorkshire Domesday Records (1086)

An English translation of Yorkshire domesday records. This transcripts details the county's landowners in 1086.

Victoria County History: Yorkshire (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

North-East Diary (1939-1945)

A chronicle of happenings in the counties of Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire relating to the war in Europe. Contains much detail on ship building.

North Yorkshire Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in North Yorkshire.

Biographical Directories Covering Bolton by Bowland

Yorkshire Who's Who (1912)

A listing of the prominent residents of the county of Yorkshire, giving details on family, education, careers, hobbies, associations and more. Also includes details on the county's government officials, military officers, members of parliament, religious leaders and demographics.

Officers of The Green Howards (1688-1931)

Biographies of hundreds of men who served as officers in The Green Howards, an infant regiment in the King's Division. Details given include parentage, date of birth, military career and later professional career.

Who's Who in Northern Mining (1852-1910)

Abstract biographies of people connected with mining in the North of England.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Bolton by Bowland Maps

Maps of Yorkshire (1407-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Collery Maps of The North (1807-1951)

A number of maps of northern England with the locations of collieries plotted.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Ordnance Survey One-inch to the Mile Maps (1945-1947)

High-quality digital reproductions of maps plotting, settlements, roads, natural features and other features in England & Wales.

Bolton by Bowland Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Bolton by Bowland Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

BOLTON-BY -BOLLARD (or Bolton-by-Bowland) is a parish, township and village, in the Northern division of the Riding, west division of Staincliffe and Ewcross wapentake, Clitheroe union and county court district, rural deanery of West Craven, archdeaconry of Craven, diocese of Ripon and province of York. The village is 6 miles north from Clitheroe and 4 ½ from the Chatburn station of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, 4 miles west from Gisburn, 15 west from Skipton and 12 south from settle, and is situated in a picturesque Talley near the river Ribble, which forms the southern boundary of the parish. The church of St. Peter was built apparently about the middle of the 15th century on the foundation of a still older church, and consists of chancel, with an attached chantry (built about A.D. 1500 by the Pudsays, of Bolton Hall, and dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist), nave with clerestory and aisles, porch and a fine Perpendicular tower, containing a clock and 3 bells, two dating from 1500 and the other 1749, on which is the following inscription: “Cum sono disce mori, Cum pulpita vivere disce”: the church was restored in the year 1852, and contains a tomb surmounted by a large limestone slab, inscribed with figures, supposed to represent Sir Ralph Pudsay, his three wives and 25 children; there are other monuments to H. A. Littledale esq. late owner of the Bolton Hall Estate, to the Rev. Dr. Wilson, a former master of the Clitheroe Grammar school (1813), and to the Rev. Richard Dawson, rector of Bolton for 51 years (1826): at the east end of the church is a fixed stone altar inscribed with five crosses and erected in 1603: the east window was placed in 1876, at the sole cost of Mrs. George Hartley, of Whitefriars, settle: there is an ancient font of unique design. The registers date from the year 1558 and are in good condition. The living is a rectory, endowed with tithe rent-charges to the commuted value of £335 5s. with residence and 100 acres of glebe, in the patronage of Mrs. H. A. Littledale and held by the Rev. James Allen Wilson M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. In connexion with the church there is an old endowment in land, producing about £35 annually towards the support of a parish school, and a further endowment under the will of Christopher Dawson esq. (proved at York, October 2, 1786), producing: £7 10s. being the interest of £250 in Three per Cent. Consols for the teaching of girls. The teaching of the boys and girls used to be conducted separately, but, the school accommodation being found poor and insufficient, handsome and commodious school buildings were erected in 1874, consisting of mixed school, infant school and teacher’s house, from designs by Messrs. Paley & Austin, architects, Lancaster, at a cost of upwards of £2,000, raised by subscriptions and grants; these, which occupy a well-chosen Bite, given by C. B. E. Wright esq. at the higher end of the village green, are in union with the National society, and are allowed to enjoy the two above-named endowments so long as they are conducted as elementary schools within the meaning of the Education Act of 1870. There is a congregational chapel at Holden and another for Wesleyans at Bolton. An annual cattle fair has been held in the village from time immemorial on June 28th. followed by a genera] village wake or fair on St. Peter’s day, June 29th; the latter is now observed in an improved form, and is made the occasion of a school treat and village festival. Two flourishing Benefit societies, viz. “The Bolton Amicable society,” and a lodge of the ancient Order of Foresters, known as “King Henry’s Well Court,” make Bolton their head-quarters, and unite in holding their annual festivals there on Ascension day. The Bolton Reading Club possesses a library of between 300 and 400 volumes and rents a cottage in the village, fitted up so as to furnish two reading rooms, which are open every day except Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. A branch of the Yorkshire Penny savings Bank has also been established in connexion with the Reading Club. Bolton Hall, situated near a fine scaur on the Ribble known as “Pudsay’s Leap,” from traditionary story connected with it, Is an interesting old family mansion. Henry VI. took refuge here after his defeat at the battle of Hexham; the room is shown which he is said to have tenanted during his stay, and a spring of water in the grounds, which he is said to have discovered, has been carefully walled in and roofed and is called “King Henry’s Well.” A new wing, containing a large dining-hall and other rooms, has been added to the hall, and extensive alterations made in the stables and gardens connected with it; the park, though not extensive, is beautifully wooded and pleasantly situated, and is watered by the river, the Ribble. C. B. E. Wright esq. J.P. who resides at Bolton Hall, is the owner of the Bolton Hall Estate and lord of the manor, the other chief landowners in the parish being Thomas W. Hare esq. J. Howorth esq. J.P. the Woodlands, Richard Milue-Redhead esq. J.P. Holden Clough, and Lord Ribblesdale. The soil is loamy, resting on bases of limestone and gritstone, and is of unequal fertility. The land is laid duwn almost entirely in grass. The area of the parish is 5,942 acres: rateable value, £7,139; and the population (1871), 708.

St. John of Jerusalem hill, which constituted part of the land given for the endowment of the Pudsay chancel, was formerly reputed extra-parochial but is now rated as part of this parish.

A substantial Court House has been built on one side of the school green, in which the petty sessions are held every alternate fortnight on Monday, and other magisterial business transacted. The petty sessional division compreses the following; townships: Bashall Eaves, Bolton-by-Bolland, Easington, the Higher and Lower divisions of the Forest of Bowland, Gisburn, Gisburn Forest, Grindleton, Horton-in-Gisburn, Middop, Mitton, Newton, Paythorne, Riinington, Sawley, Slaidburn, Waddington and West Bradford.

National schools, Claudius R. Lambert, master; Mrs. Mary Frankland, sewing mistress; Miss M. E. Frankland, infant school mistress.

Kelly's Directory of the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire (1913)

Surnames Found in Bolton by Bowland

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Parkinson354.99
2Whittaker263.70
3Wilkinson243.42
4Roberts212.99
5Geldard182.56
6Hayhurst182.56
7Walker182.56
8Thornber172.42
9Clark162.28
10Robinson152.14
11Wilson152.14
12Jackson141.99
13Hargreaves131.85
14Chew121.71
15Moon111.57
16Coates111.57
17Seed111.57
18Harrison101.42
19Parker101.42
20Sanderson101.42
21Tomlinson91.28
22Garton91.28
23Briggs91.28
24Taylor91.28
25Nutter91.28
26Breaks91.28
27Wooler91.28
28Heaton81.14
29Dugdale81.14
30Dean81.14
31Downham71.00
32Crossley71.00
33Waddington71.00
34Howorth60.85
35Law60.85
36Rudd60.85
37Lewett60.85
38Turner60.85
39Cundal50.71
40Atkinson50.71
41Bland50.71
42Driver50.71
43Masters50.71
44Leslie50.71
45Hague50.71
46Connsell50.71
47Slinger50.71
48Holgate50.71
49Scott50.71
50Brotherton50.71
51Stott50.71
52Carr50.71
53Salt50.71
54Bank50.71
55Wolfenden40.57
56Fisher40.57
57Barns40.57
58Bleazard40.57
59Greenbank40.57
60Middleton40.57
61Frankland40.57
62Blackburn40.57
63Holden40.57
64Howell40.57
65Proctor40.57
66Spencer40.57
67Bilsborough30.43
68Peel30.43
69Mekinson30.43
70Varley30.43
71Shepherd30.43
72Killingbeck30.43
73Cooper30.43
74Fell20.28
75Ellis20.28
76Slater20.28
77Laverack20.28
78Hepworth20.28
79Hamilton20.28
80Toplis20.28
81Walton20.28
82Holcroft20.28
83Massey20.28
84Fishwick20.28
85Barker20.28
86Leach20.28
87Coats10.14
88Quigg10.14
89Bales10.14
90Mangan10.14
91Tetlow10.14
92Moorby10.14
93Raby10.14
94Clint10.14
95Whittan10.14
96Jones10.14
97Parrey10.14
98Brigg10.14
99Mellon10.14
100Rawston10.14