Blackley St Peter, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Blackley St Peter, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Blackley St Peter, Lancashire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salford
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Prestwich
Registration District Manchester
Records begin
Parish registers: 1870
Bishop's Transcripts: 1721
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bury
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Archives

Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

BLACKLEY (St. Peter), a chapelry, in the parish and union of Manchester, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles (N. N. E.) from Manchester, on the road to Middleton and Rochdale. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and Unitarians. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online records

Online transcriptions and indexes exist for Blackley St Peter's Chapelry and its sister chapelry, St Nadrews, as well as for the ancient parish of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys to which these chapelries were attached. The web site links to the online data are listed below; note the range of years available:

LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
FMP =  FMP = findmypast
LBMDLancashire BMD
AC =
BLACKLEY ST PETER  ("BLACKLEY CHAPEL") Chapel of Ease (1655) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1655-1812 1655-1812 1655-1812
AC 1813-1907 1813-1895 1813-1892
FS 1655-1907 1655-1752;1838-1895 (part.) 1655-1892
LOPC 1655-1870 1668-1752; 1838-1895 1655-1892
LBMD 1837-1936  1838-1983 1837-1884
FMP None 1668-1753 1837-1884
BLACKLEY ST ANDREWS Chapelry (1866) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD 1866-1936  1866-1990 1866-1884
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1908-1930



Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1573-1872 1573-1889  None
LOPC 1573-1616;1777-1837 1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs 1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs
LBMD 1837-1881 1837-1946 1837-1881 
AC  1573-1616 1573-1616 1573-1616

To view a full list of all of the (over 150) chapelries and district churches in the ancient parish of Manchester (Cathedral), and links to all the online transcriptions/indexes to each, be sure to visit the MANCHESTER OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.

Original Records Parish registers for St. Peter's Church, Blackley, 1655-1896 Microfilm of original records formerly held in the Manchester Central Library, Manchester.
Blackley is a chapelry in the parish of Manchester.
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: M 441/1/1/1-2, 4; M 441/1/3/1-4; M 441/1/4/1; M 441/1/5/1-4.

FamilySearch has also microfilmed these original chapelry (parish) registers as follows:

Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1655-1716. Baptisms, burials, 1714-1783; marriages, 1714-1752. Baptisms, burials, 1783-1821. Baptisms, 1822-September 1835.
2356551 Items 5 - 8
Baptisms, August 1835-1907. Marriages, 1838-1895. Burials, 1813-1855.
Burials, 1855-1892.
2356553 Items 1 - 2
Baptisms, 1754-1870; burials, 1754-1880 (another filming).
Baptisms, 1753-1870 (another filming). Burials, 1754-1880 (another filming). Marriages, 1838-1895 (another filming).
Marriages, 1838-1896.

Non Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Prestwich Poor Law Union

Probate records
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

  • 1622 - 1622 Subsidy of Blackley (p. 150)[2]

Maps and Gazetteers
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Blackley on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 270-275. Date accessed: 03 September 2013.
  2. J.P. Earwaker, Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628 (London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.