RUSHOLME, a township in Manchester parish, Lancashire 2½ miles south by east of Manchester. The limits include a considerable suburb of Manchester, and the chapelry of Birch. A Wesleyan chapel was built here in 1863.
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.
Rusholme Township by 1885 had four district chapelries assigned to it--including St Agnes (1884), Holy Trinity (1849), St Chrysostom (1876), and St James (by 1756).
Online transcriptions exist for some of these chapelries which comprised this large suburb of Manchester Parish and its 150-plus such chapelries found within its ancient parish boundary. The online data includes content for these four chapelries' baptisms, marriages and burial registers. Displayed below are the links to these chapelries available online data located at the websites indicated; note the ranges of years:
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|FMP = FMP = findmypast|
|LBMD = Lancashire BMD|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|BIRCH ST JAMES Chapelry (1752) Indexes (also called Birch-in-Rusholme); see also Rusholme|
|RUSHOLME HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1846) - see also Birch St James[-in-Rusholme]|
|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|
|LOPC||See St Chrysostom & Birch S Jas||1884-1920 - see Rusholme St Chrysostom||None|
|RUSHOLME ST CHRYSOSTOM Chapelry (1876) Indexes|
|FS||1876-1920||1878-1952 - part.||None Extant|
MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL - OUR LADY, ST GEORGE AND ST DENYS (1573) Indexes
|LOPC||1573-1616;1777-1837||1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs||1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs|
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 parish (chapelry) registers of baptisms, marriages and burials for Newton's chapelries are housed at the Manchester Central Studies Library, Manchester.
Non Conformist Records
- 1647-1996 England, Lancashire Non-conformist Church Records, 1647-1996 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index (dates may vary by parish)
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
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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