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Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

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.

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 

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: 

LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
FMP =  FMP = findmypast
LBMDLancashire BMD
AC =

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.

Non Conformist 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.

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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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]