Manchester St Michael, Lancashire Genealogy

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

Manchester St Michael, Lancashire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salford
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Manchester
Registration District Ashton under Lyne; Chorlton; Manchester; Salford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1789
Bishop's Transcripts: 1800
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Manchester
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Archives

Chapel History[edit | edit source]

Manchester (St Michael) was created a chapel of ease by 1789 from and lying within the boundaries of Manchester, Lancashire Genealogy Ancient Parish; located on Angel Street.[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 

There are online transcriptions for St Michael Manchcester Chapelry and as well as for its mother (ancient) parish (Cathedral) of Our Lady, St George and St Denys. Displayed below are links to the chapelry's (and the Cathedral) online transcriptions located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years:

AC = (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS =
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1789-1812 1789-1812 1789-1812
FS 1789-1892 1839-1930 1789-1854
LOPC 1800-1832 None 1800-1832 
LBMD 1837-1881 1839-1928 1837-1881



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 [1] 1837-1881 
AC  1573-1616 1573-1616 1573-1616

To view a full list of list of all of Manchester City's numerous chapelries and district churches (over 150), see the ancient parish of MANCHESTER, OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.

Original Records

St Michael Manchester Chapelry registers of baptisms, marriages and burials have been microfilmed and imaged by FamilySearch. Most of the data is now available online at its website. The original parish (chapelry) registers are housed at the Manchester Central Library Archives.


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]

Manchester 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.

Maps and Gazetteers
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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 221-247. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 July 2010.