Walmersley, Lancashire Genealogy

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

Walmersley, Lancashire
Christ Church, Walmersley .jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salford
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Bury
Registration District Bury
Records begin
Parish registers: 1839
Bishop's Transcripts: 1838
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

Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

WALMERSLEY, [Christ Church] a township with  a district chapel, in the parish and union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 2¼ miles north by east of Bury; part of the ecclesiastical parish of Shuttleworth. Whittle Pike is in the township. Other places in the parish include: Summerseat. The district church dedicated to Christ, was built in 1837. In the township are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans.—See also Shuttleworth.[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[edit | edit source]

Church of England

Walmersley chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Bury St. Mary 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

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1785-1812, 1838-1842, 1860-1864 1785-1812 1785-1812, 1838-1841, 1858
LOPC None None None
LBMD 1837-1898 1852-1900 1837-1877
BURY ST MARY PARISH (1590) Indexes (ancient parish containing WALMERSLEY Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1590-1909 1591-1935 1785-1976
LOPC 1699-1844 1591-1849, 1860-1861 1699-1728, 1739-1748, 1759-1837
LBMD None 1837-1900 None
FMP None 1598-1760 None
AC 1590-1698 1590-1698 1590-1698
FREG 1590-1698, 1817-1846 1591-1646 1591-1699

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Walmersley and comprising the whole ancient parish of Bury St. Mary to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BURY ST MARY PARISH page.

The Genealogical Society of Utah has no microfilm for parish registers.

Bishop's transcripts for Ramsbottom, 1838-1854 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Includes bishop's transcripts from the Chapelry of Ramsbottom and the Chapelry of Walmersley (Christchurch), both in the parish of Bury. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/66

Baptisms and burials of the Chapelry of Ramsbottom, 1850-1854. Includes baptisms and burials of the Chapelry of Walmersley (Christ- church), 1838-1841.
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Non Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks
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Look ups available for Burials 1850 - …, Burials 1838 - 2005, MIs available http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Search/indexp.html

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]

Bury Poor Law Union, Lancashire

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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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

British History Online Walmersley with Shuttleworth

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, [A Topographical Dictionary of England] (1848), pp. 444-449. Adapted.Date accessed: 1 October 2013.