Whitefield All Saints Stand, Lancashire

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Whitefield All Saints Stand, Lancashire
All Saints Church, Whitefield.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salford
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Prestwich
Registration District Bury
Records begin
Parish registers: 1827
Bishop's Transcripts: 1827
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Prestwich
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]

STAND, an ecclesiastical district, in the parish of Prestwich, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 6 miles (N. by W.) from Manchester, on the road to Bury. In consequence of the great increase of population in the township of Pilkington, a grant was made by the Parliamentary Commissioners for a church at this place, the site for which was given by the Earl of Derby. The first stone was laid by the Earl of Wilton in August 1822, and the edifice was consecrated in September 1826. It is dedicated to All Saints, and is an elegant building, consisting of a nave and aisles, with spacious galleries round three of its sides: at the west end is a noble arcade with arched entrances, from which a lofty tower, enriched with turrets and pinnacles, rises to the height of 186 feet from the ground. The Independents, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, Unitarians, and Swedenborgians have places of worship.[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[edit | edit source]

Church of England

Stand (Whitefield) chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Prestwich to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following websites and ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
STAND (WHITEFIELD) ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1827) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1827-1885 1836-1895 1827-1890
FS 1827-1920 1837-1923 1851-1920
LOPC None 1836-1880 1827-1846
LBMD 1896-1898 1837-1900 None
PRESTWICH ST MARY PARISH (1600) Indexes (ancient parish containing STAND (WHITEFIELD) Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1603-1910 1600-1935 1712-1921
LOPC 1603-1936 1603-1895 1603-1921
LBMD 1837-1902 1837-1925 1837-1877
FMP None 1603-1712 None
AC 1603-1711 1603-1711 1603-1711

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Stand (Whitefield) and comprising the whole ancient parish of Prestwich to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESTWICH ST MARY PARISH page.

Parish registers, 1827-1923 Microfilm of original records in the chapel at Stand, England.
The chapelry of Stand is in the parish of Prestwich. The church is known as All Saints.

Baptisms, 1827-1920
Marriages, 1837-1880
Marriages, 1880-1923
1751507 Items 1-3
Burials, 1827-1920

Bishop's transcripts for Stand, 1792-1846 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Includes baptisms and burials from the chapelry of Unsworth (St. George's Chapel), in Pilkington township, Prestwich parish.
Stand or Whitefield Chapelry is in Pilkington township, Prestwich parish. The chapel is All Saints.

Baptisms and burials of Stand, 1827-1846; Baptisms and burials of Unsworth, 1792-1845.
1545744 Item 2

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]

Prestwich 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., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 180-183.Date Accessed 18 November 2013.