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Chapelry History

East Crompton Saint James was created a chapelry in 1845, lying within Prestwich ancient parish.

Other places in the parish include: Cowlishaw and High Crompton.

"CROMPTON, a township,in the borough, parochialchapelry (with at least two separate district chapels), and union of Oldham, in the parish of Prestwich-cum-Oldham, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles north by east from Oldham; containing, with the villages of Shaw, High Compton, and Cowlishaw.

In 1845 a district chapel was erected, called East Crompton; and a church, dedicated to St. James, was built in 1847."[1]

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.

Church records

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Parish registers for East Crompton, 1845-1964 Microfilm of original records formerly held at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.
East Crompton was a chapelry in Crompton township, Prestwich parish. It became an ecclesiastical parish in 1844. The church is known as St. James'.
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L 216.

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Film
Baptisms, 1845-1935.
FHL BRITISH Film
2356151 Items 3 - 5
Marriages, 1847-Aug. 1938.
FHL BRITISH Film
2356152
Marriages, Aug. 1938-1951. Burials, 1847-1928, 1954, 1964.
FHL BRITISH Film
2356153 Items 1 - 3


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 306929.


Poor Law Unions

Oldham 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

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Web sites

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53008 British History online Crompton

References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 729-733. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50906 Adapted. Date accessed: 29 June 2010.

 

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