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Offline Malcolm Bull

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A place called Abram in Lancashire
« on: Wednesday 22 December 21 09:50 GMT (UK) »
In the 1901 appearance of a Unitarian minister (James Taylor) in Elland, the Census shows that James was born in Abram, Lancashire.  I can't find a place with that name.  Does anyone know (1) is the spelling correct? (2) where is the place?

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks in advance
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Offline Marmalady

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Re: A place called Abram in Lancashire
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 22 December 21 09:54 GMT (UK) »
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Offline Susan Blackstone

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Re: A place called Abram in Lancashire
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 22 December 21 10:00 GMT (UK) »
 I thought I recognised the name when I used to live in Bolton. Abram is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester (Lancashire). 


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Re: A place called Abram in Lancashire *COMPLETED*
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 22 December 21 10:08 GMT (UK) »
Excellent.  Thank you, ladies!

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Offline garstonite

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Re: A place called Abram in Lancashire
« Reply #4 on: Friday 24 December 21 12:15 GMT (UK) »
Abram Parish records are available on
https://www.lan-opc.org.uk/cgi-bin/mkindx.cgi?parish=Abram&type=Parish&community=

there are only 6 records for a James Taylor - the only 2 I can find that fits is these - neither LIVED in Abram though


Baptism: 30 Mar 1881 St John the Evangelist, Abram, Lancashire, England
James Knowles Taylor - [Child] of Joseph Taylor & Elizabeth
    Abode: Bamfurlong
    Occupation: Carter
    Baptised by: H Linton Vicar
    Register: Baptisms 1838 - 1897, Page 178, Entry 1409
    Source: LDS Film 1885642
Baptism: 22 Jun 1884 St John the Evangelist, Abram, Lancashire, England
James Norman Taylor - [Child] of James Smith Taylor & Jane Ann
    Abode: Bickershaw
    Occupation: Schoolmaster
    Baptised by: H Linton Vicar
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Re: A place called Abram in Lancashire
« Reply #5 on: Friday 24 December 21 12:28 GMT (UK) »
James was b c1851, so neither of these work. Also if he was a Unitarian from birth, I'm not sure you;d find a baptism for him?

Was he a missionary - he looks to have had an interesting life given the number of his children born in Madagascar

Added: finds them in 1891 and answers own question!

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Re: A place called Abram in Lancashire
« Reply #6 on: Friday 24 December 21 14:35 GMT (UK) »
Also if he was a Unitarian from birth, I'm not sure you;d find a baptism for him?


Unitarian churches don't have baptisms. Perhaps child dedication service?

Info about Abram on LAN-OPC  www.lan-opc.org.uk/Abram/index.html
No Unitarian chapel at Abram according to LAN-OPC.

https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/Abram
Select "Nearby churches" tab. Change distance to 5 miles. Map shows locations of churches colour-coded according to denomination. Presbyterian and Unitarian chapels have mid-blue markers. Put map to full screen and enlarge. Click on a marker for name of church. Click on church name for more information. Nearest Unitarian chapels to Abram shown on map:
Presbyterian Fold/Market Street Unitarian Chapel, Hindley, founded 1641, some records at Lancashire Archives.
Park Lane Unitarian Chapel, Bryn, founded 1662
Enlarge map further to see chapels in Wigan town.
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