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Parish History

MIDDLETON St. Leonard, a market-town and a parish, in the hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire; containing, with the chapelries of Ainsworth and Ashworth, and the townships of Birtle cum Bamford, Hopwood, Great Lever, Pilsworth, and Thornham, is 6 miles north by northeast from Manchester.

At Ainsworth, Ashworth, Birch, and Birtle Thornham, are separate incumbencies [chapels of ease with parish registers--all of which lay within the boundary of St Leonard  Middleton Parish]. There are places of worship for Independents, Primitive Methodists, Wesleyans, the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion, and Swedenborgians.[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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

 

Church records

Online Records

Middleton St Leonard's parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the web sites below and for the following ranges of years:

 [FS = familysearch.org"; LOPC =  lan-opc.org.uk/ Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project; FMP =  Findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series"; FREG = freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl; LBMDlancashirebmd; UKGgenealogy.org.uk/ 

MIDDLETON ST LEONARD PARISH (1541) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1541-1752 1541-1752; 1813-1818; 1828-1830

1609-1678; 1805-1819; 1827-1832; 1838-1847

1865-1874

LOPC 1695-1874 1541-1836 1541-1874
UKG  1541-1752 1541-1752  1541-1752 
LBMD None 1837-1965 None 
AC  1541-1752 1541-1752 1541-1752
AINSWORTH CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1727) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1727-1912 1731-1754; 1808-1835 1727-1948
LOPC None None  None
LBMD None 1837-1900 None
ASHWORTH ST JAMES Chapelry (1813) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1813-1869 1813-1845  1836-1869
LOPC None None None
LBMD None None None
BIRCH ST MARY Chapelry (1829) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1829-1839 None 1829-1839
LOPC None None None
FMP  None 167 None
LBMD None None None 
AC None None None
BIRTLE ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Chapelry (1846) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS  1846-1910 1857-1935 None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 182 None 
UKG  None None None
GREAT LEVER Chapelry (18) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1851-1910
1851-1935 None
LOPC 1851-1906 1851-1924 1851-1928
LBMD None None 
HOPWOOD Chapelry - see Birch Chapelry
Baptisms  None Marriages- None Burials - None
PILSWORTH Chapelry (1) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS  
LOPC
FMP  None None
LBMD None None
UKG 
THORNHAM Chapelry (1) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS
LOPC
FMP  None None
LBMD None None 
UKG 

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

Bishop's transcripts for Middleton, 1609-1874 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/221-230

Content
Film
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1609-1641, 1662- 1690, 1721-1729
FHL BRITISH Film
1545656 Item 6
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1730-1805
FHL BRITISH Film
1545698
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1805-1819
FHL BRITISH Film
1545699
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1820-1826
FHL BRITISH Film
1545700
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1827-1832
FHL BRITISH Film
1545701
Baptisms and burials, 1833-1839; marriages, 1833- 1837
FHL BRITISH Film
1545702
Baptisms, burials, 1840-1847, baptisms, 1865-1868, burials, 1865-1868, baptisms, 1869-1870, burials, 1869-1870, baptisms, burials, 1871, 1873.
FHL BRITISH Film
1545703
Baptisms and burials, 1873-1874
FHL BRITISH Film
1545704 Item 1


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 306910.

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

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

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=53020 British History Online Middleton

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53020 Pilsworth

References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis  (1848), pp. 306-310. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51148 Adapted. Date accessed: 09 June 2010.



 

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