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Prestolee Holy Trinity, Lancashire Genealogy


Prestolee Holy Trinity was created as a chapelry in Prestwich St Mary, Lancashire Genealogy Ancient Parish.The chapelry was founded in 1862 and the parish in 1883.

Prestolee is surrounded almost completely by water and is effectively an island, with the River Irwell to the North, West and South, and the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal to the Northeast. There is one road (Bridge Street) that provides vehicle access over the river Irwell. Prestolee Road also allows access to the village via a small canal bridge but the road is not metalled and not practical for most vehicles. Pedestrian access from the north is facilitated by using Prestolee Aqueduct, or the nearby Pack Horse Bridge.

It has a church (Holy Trinity) that was used by the TV show Coronation Street as a venue for many weddings and known to fans as All Saints Church, Weatherfield a fictional television location for the Lancastrian drama serial which is now over 50 years old.

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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 Free BMD.

Church records

Prestolee Holy Trinity, Lancashire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC = Ancestry - (£)][1]
Prestolee Holy Trinity, Lancashire Genealogy Online Parish Records


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AC 1862-1906 1862-1906 1883-1930 1883-1930

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Parish registers for Prestolee, 1862-1942 Microfilm of original records formerly held at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.
Prestolee was a chapelry in Prestwich parish. The chapelry became a parish in 1883. The church was known as Holy Trinity.
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L 261.

Baptisms, 1862-1906. Marriages, 1883-1920. Banns, 1883-1902.
2356364 Items 11 - 13
Banns, 1902-1942.
2356365 Items 1 - 2

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Prestolee- Holy Trinity
Banns-1883-1902- MFPR 2056
Banns-1902-1942- MFPR 2057
Baptisms-1862-1906- MFPR 2056
Marriages-1883-1920- MFPR 2056

The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)

Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Prestwich Poor Law Union

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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