Pendlebury Christ Church, Lancashire Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

In 1881 Edward Robson, the reverend of St John's Pendlebury petitioned the Lord Bishop of Manchester, James Prince, requesting that another church was needed for the people of Pendlebury whose population had grown rapidly. Robson's successful campaign meant that Christ Church was completed and consecrated on the 24th December 1859 at a cost of £3000 which was raised by  public subscription. The architect was W R Corson of St James Square Manchester. The church was built on a corner plot situated at the junction of Bolton Road and Pendlebury Road.

The church was adorned with a communion table, font, pulpit and reading desk. It could accommodate 587 persons.

In 1861 the church tower was added at a cost of £1095 and in 1880 the vicarage was built at a cost of £2028.

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 Free BMD.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes

Church records[edit | edit source]

Pendlebury- Christ Church
Baptisms-1859-1986- MFPR 1541
Burials-1859-1986- MFPR 1544 or MFPR 2017
Burials-1986-1988- MFPR 1544
Marriages-1862-1913- MFPR 1542
Marriages-1913-1926- MFPR 1543
Marriages-1926-1950- MFPR 1543 or MFPR 2017
Marriages-1950-1985- MFPR 1543

The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)

Parish registers for Christ Church, Pendlebury, 1859-1989 Microfilm of original records formerly held at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.
Pendlebury is a village, a township and two chapelries in Eccles parish. Christ Church became an ecclesiastical parish in 1861.
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L 63/2/2/1-4.

Baptisms, 1859-Aug. 1911.
2356040 Items 6 - 10
Baptisms, Aug. 1911-1931. Marriages, 1862-1926.
Marriages, Sep. 1926-1950. Burials, 1859-1989. Grave registers, ca. 1860-1980.
2356042 Items 1 - 10

Census records[edit | edit source]

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Salford, Lancashire Poor Law Union

Probate records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

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