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==   Parish History  ==
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Guide to '''Salford Christ Church, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
Christ Church in Acton-square, Salford was created as a district church in the year 1830. It was one of seven such district churches built to handle the burdgeoning growth of population in that township. It lay within the civil parish boundaries of Manchester St Mary and St Denys (later to become the Cathedral Church). Christ Church history is associated with the challenge to the authority of the Collegiate Church of Manchester( see external link Why so many marriages in Manchester Cathedral&nbsp;?) The Collegiate Church had fought to retain it's ability to require payment for marriages in the Ancient parish of Manchester despite the need to build other churches to meet the needs of the huge expansion of population on both sides of the River Irwell.<br>
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== Parish History  ==
  
In 1827 the Trustees Church Building Act was passed which granted to anyone building a church, the right of nomination in perpetuity, and their successors. The first church to be built under the Act was Christ Church&nbsp;: Salford. Early in 1828 a group of twelve men, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Robert Gardner, founder of the great Manchester textile firm of Tootal, Broadhurst Lee, wrote to the Commissioners for permission, under the Act, to build a church and claimed the right to nominate the Incumbents, a right contested by the clergy of the Manchester Collegiate foundation under their Royal Charter. To remove any possible doubt another Bill called "The Trustees Church Building Act" was inspired by the Salford Committee and passed through Parliament in 1831. This second Act became law on 5th October, yet further legal opinion was taken to satisfy the Trustees that their right of Presentation was fully protected before finally committing their new church to the rule of the Established Church. On 29th October 1831 Counsel stated that they "will be secure against any attempt on the part of the Collegiate body to interfere with their rights". Within three weeks of the passing of the 1831 Act, on 4th November, Christ Church was consecrated and Hugh Stowell appointed its first Incumbent, the one and only preferment he held and that until his death. The total cost of the original building (the spire was not added until 1843) was only £6,075 - 16s - 41/4d but optimism must have overrun the sponsors for when it was opened there was an outstanding debt of £3.750 - 10s - 7d or well over 50% of the cost.<br>  
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Christ Church in Acton-square, Salford was created as a '''district church''' in the year 1830. It was one of seven such district churches built to handle the burdgeoning growth of population in that township. It lay within the civil parish boundaries of [[Manchester_St_Mary,_Dennis_&_George_(Cathedral),_Lancashire|Manchester St Mary and St Denys]] (later to become the Cathedral Church). Christ Church history is associated with the challenge to the authority of the Collegiate Church of Manchester (see external link "[http://www.aidan.co.uk/article_manchester_cathedral.htm '''Why so many marriages in Manchester Cathedral?''']"). [[Salford Christ Church - A History|Read more...]] <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50742#s20A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 5-9</ref>  
  
Christ Chuch was located at the end of Acton Square in Salford with the Manchester, Bolton &amp; Bury Canal at the rear of the Church. The Canal Company changed its affection for the new form of bulk transport - railways. In 1838 the Manchester, Bolton and Bury line opened with its terminus situated in Salford. The population figures exploded as people crowded into the limited accommodation of the village and in no time the picturesque half-timbered houses had been demolished and replaced by brick high density, back-to-back terraces which became notorious as "The Classic Slum". Into this needy area came one man whose name can still be found in many places in the Diocese - Hugh Stowell (e.g. St. Matthew's, Bolton, is flanked by Stowell Street). <br>
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It was actually with great reluctance that Bishop Bloomfield of Chester licensed this firebrand, evangelical Curate of Huddersfield, to be in sole charge of St. Stephens. In his generation the preaching and influence of Canon Stowell eclipsed that of Bishops, Deans and Residentiary Canons.<br>Hugh Stowell born 3rd December 1799 was the son of a Manx clergyman of the same name noted for his piety and simple eloquence. Young Hugh was educated privately and then in 1818 went to St. Edmund Hall&nbsp;: Oxford where he graduated in 1822. He was ordained the following year by the Bishop of Bristol and licensed to the curacy of Sheepscombe in the Cotswold Hills. In 1824 he moved to Huddersfield for a second curacy and stayed about two years before coming to Salford and transforming the congregation of&nbsp; [[Salford St Stephen, Lancashire]] within a few weeks of his arrival, to "standing-room only". Men of Stowell's ability were in great demand and it was obvious to the townsfolk of Salford that if their young minister was going to stay in the town then a church of some grace must be provided to counteract the many attractive offers which would come from beyond the ancient Manchester Parish boundaries. It was equally apparent that the Warden and Fellows of the Collegiate Church would never offer Stowell one of the churches in their Patronage; in fact they took all possible measures to hinder the St. Stephen's curate and his friends.<br>
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==== Civil Registration  ====
  
In Christ Church the Building Committe created for Stowell a preaching house, seating 1,300 people for his oratory, its huge central three-decker pulpit and capacity offering Stowell an oppurtunity to be a large influence on Salford and its development. Stowell actually laid the first stone on 28th April 1830 of the church built "in Acton Square beyond the Crescent". The architect was Mr.Thomas Wright and the builder Mr. James White.<br>Stowell's influence centred at Acton Square was considerable in the Church and County. He was one of the founders of the Church Pastoral Aid Society and an ardent supporter of the Church Missionary Society forwarding an average of £500 per annum to its work from his congregation. In recognition of his labours he was in 1845 appointed a Canon of Chester Cathedral, in 1851 an examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Manchester and subsequently Rural Dean of Salford. There was also a good measure of parochial charity in Hugh Stowell's work, not least his advocacy of education. In 1831 the Hulme Street School was opened as a Sunday School, and in 1839 another school, in Hope Street, opened as both a Day and Sunday School. When the great discussion arose in Manchester on the education question he took a prominent part on behalf of the religious party. He spoke for more than two hours persuading the House ,"not to sanction any system of general education of which the Christian religion is not the basis". His educational policy was direct and simple, "either Christianise it or crush it".<br>
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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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
  
Hugh Stowell made enemies as easily as friends. When he was invited to speak at the meeting of the Manchester Church Congress he was howled down by rows of Ritualist curates. He was a Protestant of vigilant nature. It is said he, more than anyone else, was responsible for ensuring the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Salford was built where it is and not within his own Parish. He agitated for the passing of the Ecclesiastical Titles Bill and was for more than twenty-five years President of the Manchester and Salford Operative Protestant Association. So outspoken and bitter was his condemnation of the Roman Catholicism that he was taken to Court in 1840 by one priest for his libelous attacks. Stowell only proved his innocence after an appeal to the Court of the Queen's Bench.
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The main population growth of Salford took place towards the middle of 19th century. In 1821 there were 25,700 inhabitants and by 1841 probably 40,000. If steps had not been taken by Stowell and others to divide the Parish of Christ Church it would have had about 60,000 folk living within its borders by 1880. In 1841&nbsp;[[Salford St Bartholomew, Lancashire]] , the first of four new churches whose parishes were to be carved out of Christ Church, was built, largely through the influence of Hugh Stowell by the Ten Churches Association and one of his former curates was appointed its first Minister. This church closed on the first Sunday in 1974 and was demolished in 1975.<br>
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Online transcriptions exist for Christ Church Salford and its sister chapelries (total of twelve in this large&nbsp;suburb township in Manchester ancient parish.  
  
In 1856 the small Waterloo Church of&nbsp; St. Pauls, Ellor Street, was built and a portion of the district of Christ Church assigned to the charge of its Incumbent. It is somewhat ironical that after Christ Church had been demolished the residual Parish area was transferred to the care of St. Paul's.<br>
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Displayed below are links to the considerable online content for Christ Church and most of those chapelries comprising Salford; note the range of years as well:
  
The decision to demolish Christ Church was not taken lightly as it was scheduled under the Town and Country Planning Act as of architectural merit with it's fine interior of square Georgian period. On 17th September 1957 a faculty for demolition was granted in the Manchester Diocesan Consistory Court and the actual work done in Summer of 1958. The last words of the Christ Church saga belong to Bishop Warman when he preached the centenary sermon. "When during the last few days I was reading a history of the Church of England, written by a churchman who had not very much sympathy with the Evangelical Movement, I came across this passage: "Evangelicalism touched the great towns of the North,' invaded them; captured their pulpits and, perhaps chiefest among them, Hugh Stowell conquered Manchester".<br><br><br>  
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Salford/Salford-Central/ststephen/index.html 1794-1875]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Salford/Salford-Central/ststephen/index.html 1838-1921]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="8" | '''SALFORD STOWELL MEMORIAL Chapelry (1869) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''<u>Baptisms</u>'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1869-1921]&nbsp;- '''part.&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1869-1940]''' - part.
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1949-1968]&nbsp;- '''part.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Salford/Weaste/stowell/index.html '''<font color="#800080">1869-1921</font>''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Salford/Weaste/stowell/index.html <font color="#800080">'''1871-1914'''</font>]
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Salford/Weaste/stowell/index.html <font color="#800080">'''1949-1968'''</font>]
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://lancashirebmd.org.uk/births.php 1869-1900]'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/ 1871-1940]'''
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'''MANCHESTER&nbsp;CATHEDRAL -&nbsp;OUR&nbsp;LADY, ST&nbsp;GEORGE&nbsp;AND&nbsp;ST DENYS&nbsp;(1573) Indexes&nbsp;'''<br>
  
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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
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==== Church records  ====
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| bgcolor="#00ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1573-1872]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1573-1889]'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Manchester/Manchester/cathedral/index.html 1573-1616;1777-1837]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Manchester/Manchester/cathedral/index.html 1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs]'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/birthind.cgi?county=lancashire 1837-1881]'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1573-1616]'''
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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
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To view a full list of Manchester Parish's&nbsp;(150-plus) chapelries, ecclesiastical parishes and district chapels, and their&nbsp;links to online data for their baptism, marriage and burial registers, visit the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Manchester_Our_Lady,_St_George_and_St_Denys,_Lancashire '''MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL), OUR LADY, ST GEORGE &amp; ST DENYS'''] page.
  
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<br>'''Original Records'''
  
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks<br> ====
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Original parish and chapel registers are held at the Manchester Record Office, William Brown Street, Manchester L3 8EW, United Kingdom.
  
A useful resource for Birth, Marriage and Burials in the churchyard with surname index to transcripts online http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Salford/Salford-Central/christchurch/index.html<br>
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FamilySearch has also microfilmed the&nbsp;original parish (chapelry) registers, for the years 1831-1946 for Christ Church (Salford, Lancashire).&nbsp;[Microfilm of original records in possession of Archives Centre, Salford]''':'''<br>Bishop's transcripts for Salford area churches, 1635-1889 includes the following chapelries from the town of Salford, (parish of Manchester): Trinity, Christchurch, St. Matthias, St. Phillip and St. Stephen.<br>The title board for item 1 has incorrect dates. It should read, 1635- 1777.<br>Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/217-219<br>
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| Baptisms and burials of Trinity Church, 1635-1641, 1665-1684, 1721-1826; marriages, 1635-1754 <br>
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| Baptisms and burials of Trinity Church, 1826-1836; baptisms, 1885-1889; baptisms of St. Matthias, 1842-1846; baptisms and burials of St. Philip, 1833-1840; baptisms and burials of St. Stephen, 1808-1844 (includes marriages from 1838) <br>
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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
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{{British Census|438737}}
  
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census<br>  
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*[http://www.stempublishing.com/hymns/biographies/stowell.html Biography of Hugh Stowell 1799-1865]
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=xNxMAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA130&sig=ksZcLs9O6eY7mpV9bcBnWTztNU0&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false for extract from online book concerning Hugh Stowell]
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*[http://www.stowell.org.nz/sources/pers70obit.html Obituray of Canon Hugh Stowell]
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*[http://www.stowell.org.nz/surnames/stowell.html Stowell Family History]
  
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Guide to Salford Christ Church, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Contents

Parish History

Christ Church in Acton-square, Salford was created as a district church in the year 1830. It was one of seven such district churches built to handle the burdgeoning growth of population in that township. It lay within the civil parish boundaries of Manchester St Mary and St Denys (later to become the Cathedral Church). Christ Church history is associated with the challenge to the authority of the Collegiate Church of Manchester (see external link "Why so many marriages in Manchester Cathedral?"). Read more... [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

Online transcriptions exist for Christ Church Salford and its sister chapelries (total of twelve in this large suburb township in Manchester ancient parish.

Displayed below are links to the considerable online content for Christ Church and most of those chapelries comprising Salford; note the range of years as well:


AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk


SALFORD CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1831) Indexes 
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1831-1885; 1896-1897 None None
LOPC 1831-1941 1838-1919 1831-1897
LBMD 1838-1940 1838-1940 None
FREG None 1886-1896 None
SALFORD SACRED TRINITY Chapelry (1636) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1636-1685; 1708-1738; 1741-1864  1709-1882 1709-1854 
LOPC 1635-1641;1813-1887 1838-1882  1813-1854
LBMD 1837-1900  1838-1940 None
SALFORD ST BARTHOLOMEW Chapelry (1842) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1842-1897 1842-1930 - part. None
LOPC 1842-1900 1846-1920 None
LBMD 1842-1900  1846-1940 None
SALFORD ST CLEMENTS Chapelry (1881) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LBMD 1881 only 1879-1940 None
SALFORD ST GEORGE CHARLESTOWN Chapelry (1854) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LBMD 1854-1900 1860-1940 None
SALFORD ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Chapelry (1838) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None 1845-1856 None
LBMD 1838-1900 1838-1940 - part. None
SALFORD ST LUKE (WEASTE) Chapelry (1866) Indexes; see also Eccles Parish
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1865-1936 - part. 1866-1933 - part. None
LBMD 1866-1900 - part. 1866-1940 None
LOPC 1866-1900 1866-1913 None
SALFORD ST MATHIAS Chapelry (1842) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1842-1846 None 1842-1846
LOPC 1842-1846  None None
LBMD 1842-1900  1858-1940 None
SALFORD ST PHILIP Chapelry (1826) Indexes 
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1826-1914 1838-1935 - part.  1833-1840 
LOPC 1826-1914  1838-1900 1834-1888 
LBMD 1837-1900  1838-1940 None
FREG 1826-1864 - part. 1865-1891 - part. 1834-1888
SALFORD ST SIMON Chapelry (1846) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 170 None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD 1846-1900 1849-1940 None
SALFORD ST STEPHEN Chapelry (1794) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1794-1931 - part.  1838-1957 - part. 1805-1865 (part.)
LOPC 1794-1875 1838-1921 1794-1843 
LBMD 1837-1900 1838-1940 None
FREG None 1838-1886 None
SALFORD STOWELL MEMORIAL Chapelry (1869) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1869-1921 - part.  1869-1940 - part. 1949-1968 - part.
LOPC 1869-1921 1871-1914 1949-1968
LBMD 1869-1900  1871-1940 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 Manchester Parish's (150-plus) chapelries, ecclesiastical parishes and district chapels, and their links to online data for their baptism, marriage and burial registers, visit the MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL), OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.


Original Records

Original parish and chapel registers are held at the Manchester Record Office, William Brown Street, Manchester L3 8EW, United Kingdom.

FamilySearch has also microfilmed the original parish (chapelry) registers, for the years 1831-1946 for Christ Church (Salford, Lancashire). [Microfilm of original records in possession of Archives Centre, Salford]:
Bishop's transcripts for Salford area churches, 1635-1889 includes the following chapelries from the town of Salford, (parish of Manchester): Trinity, Christchurch, St. Matthias, St. Phillip and St. Stephen.
The title board for item 1 has incorrect dates. It should read, 1635- 1777.
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/217-219

Contents
Film
Baptisms and burials of Trinity Church, 1635-1641, 1665-1684, 1721-1826; marriages, 1635-1754
FHL BRITISH Film
1545654 Items 1-3
Baptisms and burials of Trinity Church, 1826-1836; baptisms, 1885-1889; baptisms of St. Matthias, 1842-1846; baptisms and burials of St. Philip, 1833-1840; baptisms and burials of St. Stephen, 1808-1844 (includes marriages from 1838)
FHL BRITISH Film
1545654 Items 4-5

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 438737.


Poor Law Unions

Salford, Lancashire 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

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 5-9