Collyhurst St Oswald, Lancashire Genealogy

Chapelry History

Collyhurst St Oswald Chapelry was created a district chapel in 1855, taken from and lying within the parish boundaries of Manchester ancient Parish. Albert Memorial Chapel included at least 4 other chapelries which served this township--all within the parish of Manchester).


Civil Registration

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

Online Records

Online transcriptions exist for Collyhurst St Oswald Chapelry, as well as for the ancient parish of Manchester Our Lady, St George, and St Denys--to which it was attached. Links to online baptisms, marriages and burials registers are displayed below located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years: 

LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
FMP =  FMP = findmypast
LBMDLancashire BMD
AC =
COLLYHURST ST OSWALD Chapelry (1855) Indexes 
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1855-1914 1855-1930
FS 1855-1910  1855-1932  None
LOPC None 1855-1905 None
LBMD None 1855-1980 None
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1861-1902  None None
LBMD None 1861-1980 - part. None
COLLYHURST ST CATHERINE Chapelry (1859) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1859-1910  1860-1930  None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1859-1980 - part. None
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1877-1980 - part. None
COLLYHURST ST JAMES Chapelry (1873) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1873-1913 1874-1930 None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1874-1971 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

To view a full list of all the (over 150) chapelries and district churches in the ancient parish of Manchester and their respective links to online transcriptions of their baptisms, marriages and burials, be sure to visit the MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL) OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.

Original Records The original parish (chapelry) registers are housed at the Manchester Central Library archives.

Non Conformist Records

Census Records

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.

Probate Records

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.

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