Ardwick, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

Ardwick St Thomas is a chapel created in 18 from Melling (near Liverpool), ancient parish. Other places in the parish include: .

ARDWICK, a township with two ecclesiastical district chapels, including St Thomas and St Silas--both lying within the parish and borough of Manchester, union of Chorlton, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 1 mile (S. E. by E.) from Manchester. St Thomas was built by the year 18

The chapel of St. Silas' was built in 1841. The Wesleyans and Independents have places of worship; and there is a public cemetery of eight acres, opened in 1838.

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

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
for both the post-civil registration time period (after 1837) and especially for finding ancestry in the pre-1837 time period.

Church 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.


http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions
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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.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]