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Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

BIRTLE, a township, achapelry, and a subdistrict, in the district of Bury, Lancashire. The township bears the name of Birtle-cum-Bamford; is in Middleton parish; and lies near the Manchester and Rosendale railway, 2½ miles NE of Bury. The chapelry consists of part of this township and part of Bury parish. There are three dissentingchapels.-The subdistrict comprises parts of two parishes,[1].

Birch in Rusholme was created a district chapel in 1739 and taken from, and lying in a more remote area within the boundaries of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire ancient parish.

"BIRCH St James, a district chapelry, in the parish of Manchester, union of Chorlton, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles south of Manchester.[2] 

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 

Birch in Rusholme by 1880 had two district chapelries assigned to it--including St James, built by 1756 and Holy Trinity, built in 1849.

Online transcriptions exist for both chapelries which stood in this township and which also were two of over 150 such chapelries comprising the ancient parish of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys (the Cathedral). The data content include baptisms, marriages and burial registers. Displayed below are these chapelries (including the Cathedral) with available online data located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years: 

FS =FamilySearch.org
LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
FMP =  FMP = FindMyPast
LBMDLancashire BMD
AC = Ancestry.co.uk

BIRCH In RUSHOLME HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1849) Indexes; see also Rusholme
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None Extant
LOPC None None None
LBMD 1849-1936 - see Birch St James 1849-1979 - see Birch St James None
BIRCH ST JAMES Chapelry (1752) Indexes (also called Birch-in-Rusholme);  see also Rusholme
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1752-1875 1837-1877 None
LOPC 1838-1934 1837-1921 None
LBMD 1837-1936 1837-1979 None
RUSHOLME HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1846) - see also Birch St James[-in-Rusholme]   
  Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LBMD 1846-1936 - see BIRCH S JAMES 1846-1974 - see BIRCH ST JAMES None
RUSHOLME ST AGNES Chapelry (1884) Indexes -see St Chrysostom & Birch St James
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None
LOPC See St Chrysostom & Birch S Jas 1884-1920 - see Rusholme St Chrysostom None
RUSHOLME ST CHRYSOSTOM Chapelry (1876) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1876-1920 1878-1952 - part. None Extant
LOPC 1876-1920 1878-1920 None



Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1573-1872 1573-1889  None
LOPC 1573-1616;1777-1837 1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs 1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs
LBMD 1837-1881 1837-1946 1837-1881 
AC  1573-1616 1573-1616 1573-1616

See also Newton (Heath) Chapelry as well.

To view a full list of Manchester's (150-plus) chapelries and district churches comprising the ancient parish of Manchester, and their respective online transcriptions, be sure to see the MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL) OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.

Original Records

Original parish (chapelry) registers of baptisms, marriages and burials for Newton's chapelries are housed at the Manchester Central Studies Library, Manchester.

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]

Chorlton 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.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wilson, John Marius,Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72.
  2. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 248-255. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50801 Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.