Heaton Norris, Lancashire Genealogy

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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
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salford
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Stockport
Registration District Stockport
Records begin
Parish registers: 1838; Separate registers exist for Heaton Mersey beginning 1850
Bishop's Transcripts: 1779
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ashton Under Lyne
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]

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. [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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records 

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
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1885-1914 1888-1930
FS 1885-1910 1888-1932 None
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1846-1914 1847-1930 1846-1971
FS 1846-1912 1847-1933 1846-1971
LOPC 1879-1934 None None
HEATON-NORRIS ST THOMAS Chapelry (1769) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1767-1812 1767-1812 1767-1812
AC 1813-1914 1838-1930 1813-1948
FS 1769-1892 1838-1933 1767-1948
FREG 1813-1845 None None



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 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).

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.

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]

  • 1541 - 1541 Subsidy of Heaton Norreys (p. 140)[2]
  • 1622 - 1622 Subsidy of Heaton Norris (p. 152)[2]

Maps and Gazetteers
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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 459-462. Date accessed: 14 October 2013.
  2. 2.02.1 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.