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St Simon, Salford was created as a district church in the year 1845. It was one of approximately 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 (The Cathedral Church). Here is a brief 1848 historical overview for this chapelry: St. Simon's church, Salford, of which the first stone was laid March 24th, 1845; an ecclesiastical parish was assigned to it, out of [Sacred] Trinity district.
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.
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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.
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