Chorlton upon Medlock St Stephen, Lancashire Genealogy
Chapelry History[edit | edit source]
"CHORLTON-UPON-MEDLOCK, St Stephen was created a chapel of ease in 1854, taken from and lying within the parish boundaries of Manchester ancient Parish. St Stephen included 7 other chapelries which served this township of this area within the parish of Manchester).
CHORLTON-UPON-MEDLOCK (St Stephen) was one of eight chapels of ease serving within that township, built around 1854, and the township included All Saints (1808, St Ambrose (1884), St Luke (1804), All Saints (1808), St Matthias (1876), and St Savior (1854), all within the parish boundaries of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys (the Cathedral), in the hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster. The name of this place, formerly Chorlton-Row, was changed, on an act of parliament being obtained for the township, to Chorlton-upon-Medlock, as a better than its ancient designation, the river Medlock (which separates it from the township of Manchester) forming its entire boundary on the north. It was created by the year 1836. There are meeting-houses for Evangelical Friends, Presbyterians, General Baptists, Independents, Primitive Methodists, Unitarians, and Wesleyans. 
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.
Church records[edit | edit source]
Online transcriptions for Chorlton upon Medlock St Stephen Chapelry exist, as well as those for the ancient parish of Manchester Our Lady, St George, and St Denys--to which it was attached. Links to online baptisms, marriages and burials registers are displayed below and located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years:
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|FMP = FMP = findmypast|
|LBMD = Lancashire BMD|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|CHORLTON-UPON-MEDLOCK ST STEPHEN Chapelry (1854) Indexes|
|CHORTON-UPON-MEDLOCK ST CLEMENTS Chapelry (1793) Indexes|
|CHORLTON-UPON-MEDLOCK ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1808) Indexes|
|FS||1808-1910||1837-1930||1820-1881 - part.|
|CHORLTON-UPON-MEDLOCK ST AMBROSE Chapelry (1884) Indexes|
|CHORLTON-UPON-MEDLOCK ST LUKE Chapelry (1805) Indexes|
|FS||1802-1911 - part.||1859-1930 - part.||1819-1871|
|CHORLTON-UPON-MEDLOCK ST MATTHIAS Chapelry (1876) Indexes|
|CHORLTON-UPON-MEDLOCK ST PAUL Chapelry (1862) Indexes|
|CHORLTON-UPON-MEDLOCK ST SAVIOUR Chapelry (1836) Indexes|
MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL - OUR LADY, ST GEORGE AND ST DENYS (1573) Indexes
|LOPC||1573-1616;1777-1837||1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs||1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs|
To view a full list of all chapelries and district churches in the ancient parish of Manchester and their respective links to online transcriptions of their baptisms, marriages and burials, be sure to visit the MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL) OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.
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.
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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.
Maps and Gazetteers
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Websites[edit | edit source]
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References[edit | edit source]
- Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 607-612. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50877 Date accessed: 29 June 2010.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 607-612. Date accessed: 16 September 2013.