Tonge cum Alkrington, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Tonge cum Alkrington, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Tonge cum Alkrington, Lancashire
St Peter RC St Michael C of E Tonge near Middleton.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salford
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Oldham
Registration District Oldham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1839
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bury
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Record Office

Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

Tonge cum Alkrington St Michael was created a district chapelry in 1842 from, and lying within the boundaries of Prestwich St Mary Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Alkrington.

TONGE, a township, in the parish of Prestwichcum-Oldham, union of Oldham, hundred of Salford,S. division of Lancashire, 5½ miles (N. N. E.) from Manchester. [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

Tonge cum Alkrington 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 = (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS =
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1839-1914 1840-1930 1839-1925
FS 1853-1893 None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1840-1925 None
PRESTWICH ST MARY PARISH (1600) Indexes (ancient parish containing TONGE CUM ALKRINGTON 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 Tonge cum Alkrington and comprising the whole ancient parish of Prestwich to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESTWICH PARISH page.

Parish registers for St. Michael's Church, Tonge-cum-Alkrington, 1839-1947 Microfilm copy of originals formerly held at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England.
Tonge is a township and a chapelry in Prestwich parish. The chapelry includes Alkrington township.
Manchester Central Library call nos.: L148/1/1/1-7, L148/2/1-4, L148/1/3/1-3.

Baptisms, 1839-March 1906.
Baptisms, March 1906-1923. Marriages, 1840-1922.
Marriages, June 1922-1943.
2356369 Items 5 - 6
Burials, 1839-1925.
Banns, 1917-1947.

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Oldham 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]


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 372-377. Date accessed: 19 November 2013.