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Guide to Stockport St Thomas, Cheshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
STOCKPORT, is a town, a township, a parish, two sub-districts, and a district, in Cheshire. The town stands on the river Mersey at the influx of the Tame, on the North-western railway at a convergence of five branch-lines, it is 5¾ miles SSE of Manchester; it was anciently called Stockfort, Storefort, and Stokeport. St. Thomas' church was built in 1825.
Stockport is ecclesiastically cut into the sections of S.-St. Mary, S.-St. Thomas, S.-St. Peter, Bredbury, Disley, Dukinfield, Dukinfield-St. Mark, Dukinfield-St. Matthew, Castle-Hall, High-Lane, Hyde, Hyde-St. Thomas, Marple, Norbury, Portwood, Romiley, Werneth, and Moor. The church dedicated to St. Thomas was erected in 1825, by the Parliamentary Commissioners. 
Wellington Road South. Founded 1825 as a chapel to Stockport St Mary, becoming the parish church for Bramhall and parts of Stockport and Stockport Etchells in 1827.
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. The first film number is 241245.
Stockport St Thomas parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|FMP = FindMyPast|
|Stockport St Thomas Parish (1837) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1837-1893
|FS BT'S|| 1880-1893
|FMP (£)|| KN
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish of St. Thomas, Stockport, County of Cheshire burials, 17 Dec. 1825 to 8 Nov. 1974 Microfiche of original published: [S.l.] : North Cheshire Family History Society, 1999.
|Parish Registers: St. Thomas, Stockport||Film|
| Burials, 1825-1974.
|| Granite Mountain Record Vault 6200579 |
Parish registers for St. Thomas, Hyde, 1847-1924 Cheshire Record Office no.: P154/1/1-6, P154/2/1-3, P154/3.
|Parish Registers: St. Thomas, Hyde||Film|
| Baptisms, 1847-1924. Marriages, 1869-Aug. 1894.
|| 2186938 Items 2 - 8Marriages, Aug. 1894-1919. Burials, 1868-1900.|
| Marriages, Aug. 1894-1919. Burials, 1868-1900.
|| 2186939 Items 1 - 4|
Parish registers of St. Thomas' Church, Stockport, 1837-1948 Cheshire Record Office call no.: P246/3470/1/1-3, P246/4551/1-5, P246/3470/2/1-2.
| Parish Registers: St. Thomas' Church, Stockport
| Baptisms, 1837-1869.
|| 2105693 Items 15 - 17|
| Baptisms, 1869-1893. Marriages, 1875-1895. Marriage banns, 1924-1933.
|| 2105694 |
| Marriage banns, 1933-1948. Burials, 1825-1856. Copy burials, 1825-1839.
|| 2105695 Items 1 - 5|
A copy of the registers of the parish of Saint Thomas, Stockport, Cheshire, 1837-1974 Microfilm copy of transcripts in the Stockport Central Library, Cheshire, England.
|Parish Registers: Saint Thomas, Stockport||Film|
| Baptisms 1837-1866
|| 1655626 Items 3-4|
| Marriages 1875-1903 Burials 1825-1847
|| 1655627 |
| Burials 1847-1974
|| 1655628 Items 1-2|
Bishop's transcripts for St. Thomas' Church, Stockport, 1875-1895 Microfilm of manuscripts in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England.
|Bishops Transcripts: St. Thomas' Church, Stockport||Film|
| Baptisms, 1880-1893
|| 1751856 Item 2|
| Marriages, 1875-1891
| Marriages, 1891-1895
|| 1751910 Item 1|
Stockport has numerous churches and chapels. The principal faiths include:
Stockport, Our Lady and the Apostles (Roman Catholic), Edgeley Road. Founded 1799, rebuilt in 1905.
Stockport, St. Joseph (Roman Catholic), Tatton Street. Founded 1851, the present church was Built in 1862. Registers of baptisms 1862–1912, marriages 1863–1934 and burials 1862–1905 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
Stockport, St. Michael (Roman Catholic). Registers of baptisms 1851–1895, marriages 1856–1882 and burials 1863–1866 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
Stockport, St. Ambrose (Roman Catholic), Adswood Road. Founded 1939.
Stockport, Friends' Meeting House (Quakers), Lower Hillgate. Built in 1705.
Stockport, United Reform Church (Hanover Chapel) (Independent/Congregational). Records of baptisms 1816–1961 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage and death indexes available:
Poor Law Unions
- For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Stockport/Stockport.shtml
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cheshire 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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