Heaton Norris, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Heaton Norris, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Heaton Norris, Lancashire|
|Poor Law Union||Stockport|
|Parish registers: 1838; Separate registers exist for Heaton Mersey beginning 1850|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1779|
|Rural Deanery||Ashton Under Lyne|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Lancashire Record Office|
Chapelry History[edit | edit source]
HEATON-NORRIS, a chapelry, in the parish of Manchester, union of Stockport, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 2 miles northwest by north of Stockport; comprising the townships of Heaton-Norris and Reddish. The chapel is dedicated to St Thomas and it was in operation by at least the year 1769. Christ Church, another chapelry in this district chapelry, was built and completed in 1846. There are places of worship for dissenters, including an Independent chapel. 
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]
- 1538 - 1910 England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910 at FamilySearch — index
- 1603 - 1910 England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910 at FamilySearch — index and images
Online transcriptions for Heaton Norris St Thomas Chapelry and its additional other chapelries which comprise the township of Heaton, exist, as well as those for the ancient parish of Manchester Our Lady, St George, and St Denys--to which these three chapelries were attached. Links to online baptisms, marriages and burials registers are displayed below and they are located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = findmypast (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|HEATON NORRIS ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1885) Indexes|
|HEATON NORRIS CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1846) Indexes|
|HEATON-NORRIS ST THOMAS Chapelry (1769) 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. Original Records
Heaton Norris St Thomas, All Saints and Christ Church parish (chapelry) registers exist and are housed at the Manchester Central Library archives.
In addition, FamilySearch has microfilmed the original registers for all three chapelries and the ancient parish, and the data is now mostly available online at FamilySearch.org (see links above).
Census records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. 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.
Taxation[edit | edit source]
Maps and Gazetteers
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Websites[edit | edit source]
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References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 459-462. Date accessed: 14 October 2013.
- 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 - free.
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