Beswick, Lancashire

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Chapelry History

BESWICK, [St Mary] an extra-parochial district, in the hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 1½ mile east from Manchester. Beswick is an extra-parochial place prior to the foundation of Beswick St Mary ( The Bishop Lee Memorial Church).[1]

 Search surrounding parishes for records and information (see the "Manchester" page and click on "A Comprehensive List of All Pre-1851 Manchester Parishes and Chapelries" or see the 1851 Jurisdiction Maps to find the names of all those chapels lying within Manchester's civil parish boundaries).

Beswick St Mary was established as a district chapelry in 1878 and the living was in part linked to the Bishop of Manchester.

Resources

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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

  • Manchester 1837-1874
  • Prestwich 1874-1925
  • Mancester North 1925-1934
  • Heywood 1934-1974
  • Greater Manchester post 1974


Church records

Online Records 

Beswick was an extra-parochial place a mile northeast of Manchester's town centre, having two chapel districts residing within it--including Beswick Christ Church, built in 1862 and St Mary's, built by 1878. Online transcriptions exist for the baptisms, marriages and burials (where extant) registers of both chapelries as well as for the ancient parish of Manchester (Cathedral) Our Lady, St George and St Denys. Displayed below are these two chapelries and for the Cathedral located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years:

FS =FamilySearch.org
LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
FMP =  FMP = FindMyPast
LBMDLancashire BMD
AC = Ancestry.co.uk


BESWICK CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1862) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1879-1966 None
BESWICK ST MARY EXTRA PAROCHIAL Chapel (1878) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1878-1910 1879-1930 None Extant
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1879-1966 None

MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL - OUR LADY, ST GEORGE AND ST DENYS (1573) Indexes 

 

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 of the chapelries and district churches in the City of Manchester, and their respective links to online transcriptions of baptisms, marriages and burials, be sure to see the ancient parish of MANCHESTER OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.

Original Records

The original Parish (chapelry) registers for St. Mary's Church, Beswick, 1878-1966 have been microfilmed, taken of original records formerly held in the Manchester Central Library, Manchester.
The church is also known as "Bishop Lee Memorial Church".
Manchester Central Library call nos.: M 280/1/1/1-2. M 280/1/2/1-7.

Content
Film
Inventory of church records. Baptisms, 1878-1944. Marriages, 1879-Jan. 1890.
FHL BRITISH Film
2148031
Marriages, Jan. 1890-July 1935.
FHL BRITISH Film
2148032
Marriages, July 1935-1966.
FHL BRITISH Film
2148033


Census records

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 438731.

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Manchester 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41422 British History Online Beswick

In addition to being subject of an art work by L.S.Lowry St Mary's was featured as a location in John Schlesinger's 1962 Film "A kind of Loving" in http://www.reelstreets.com/public/p_film_page.php?film=kind_of_loving

References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 223-228. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50795 Date accessed: 25 June 2010.