Stalybridge Old St George, Lancashire

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== History  ==
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Stalybridge Old St George ins an ancient parish in the county of Lancashire created in 1798 from the ancient parish of Ashton Under Lyne [St Michael] It was in the diocese of Chester until the Manchester Diocese was created.
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Guide to '''Stalybridge Old St George, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
  
The settlement was originally called Stavelegh, which derives from the Old English staef leah, meaning "wood where the staves are got". The medieval Lords of the manor took de Stavelegh as their name, later becoming Stayley or Staley. The lordship of Longdendale was one of the ancient feudal estates of Cheshire and included the area of Stalybridge. William de Neville was the first lord of Longdendale, appointed by the Earl of Chester between 1162 and 1186.Buckton Castle, near Stalybridge, was probably built by William de Neville in the late 12th century. As this was the only castle within the lordship it was probably the seat of the de Nevilles. The lordship of Longdendale included the manors of Staley, Godley, Hattersley, Hollingworth, Matley, Mottram, Newton, Tintwistle and Werneth; the manor of Staley was first mentioned between 1211 and 1225.<br>Staley Hall today
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== Chapel History  ==
  
The first records of the de Stavelegh family as Lords of the Manor date from the early 13th century. Staley Hall was their residence. The present hall was built in the late 16th century on the same site as an earlier hall of the Stayley family, dating from before 1343.
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Stalybridge Old St George'''is a chapelry&nbsp;'''partly'''''in the'''''township of Dukinfield, '''''parish of [[Stockport,_Cheshire|Stockport]]''''', [[Cheshire|Cheshire]] and '''''partly also in the parish of [[Ashton_under_Lyne_St_Michael,_Lancashire|Ashton -under-Lyne]]''''',&nbsp;[[Lancashire|Lancashire]] created by the year&nbsp;1782 from the ancient parish of Ashton Under Lyne [St Michael].  
  
Sir Ralph Staley had no male heirs and after his death his daughter, Elizabeth Staley, married Sir Thomas Assheton, uniting the manors of Ashton and Staley. Elizabeth and Thomas had two daughters and no sons. Margaret, the eldest of their two daughters married Sir William Booth of Dunham Massey The younger daughter, Elizabeth, was widowed without children. She continued to live at Staley Hall until her death in 1553. In her will her share of the lordships of Staley and Ashton were left to the Booths.
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"STALYBRIDGE, a market-town with chapelries, in the union of Ashton-under-Lyne; partly '''in''' the Hartshead division of '''the parish of Ashton-under-Lyne''', hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster; partly in the township of Dukinfield, parish of Stockport, and partly in the township of Stayley, parish of Mottram-in-Longdendale, hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester; 1 mile (E. by S.) from Ashton, 7 miles (E.) from Manchester, and 8 northeast by north from Stockport. The chapel, at Cocker Hill, dedicated to {{FHL|839385|title-id|disp=St. George}}, was erected by subscription in 1776; chapelry registers survive from 1782. An additional church, also dedicated to St. George, was built in 1840 (see New St George Stayleybridge). At {{FHL|598746|title-id|disp=Stayley - 1839}}, and in {{FHL|568523|title-id|disp=Dukinfield}} Township proper are other chapels of the Church of England, including Dukinfield Chapel (1677), Dukinfield St John (1844) and Dukinfield St Mark (1846).  
  
The manor of Staley remained in the possession of the Booth family until the death of George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington on 2 August, 1758. Upon his death, the Earldom of Warrington became extinct. His only daughter, Lady Mary Booth, the wife of Henry Grey, 4th Earl of Stamford, inherited all the Booth estates. The manor of Staley was owned by the Grey family until the extinction of the Earldoms on the death of Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford in 1976. At this point the family estates were dispersed. Stamford Street, Stamford Park, Stamford Golf Club and the two Stamford Arms public houses in Stalybridge are all named after the Grey family.
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There are places of worship for General and Particular Baptists, Wesleyan Methodists, Primitive Methodists, Methodists of the New Connexion, Independents, and Roman Catholics."<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 175-180. Greatly adapted. Date accessed: 21 July 2010.</ref>
  
The Municipal Borough of Stalybridge received its charter of incorporation on 5 March, 1857, having been formed from part of Ashton under Lyne parish in Lancashire and parts of Dukinfield and Stayley parishes in Cheshire.
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== Resources  ==
  
== <br>Church Records ==
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==== Civil Registration ====
  
<br>&nbsp;Mottram-in-Longdendale, St. Michael (C of E). The ancient parish church for Stayley and Matley.<br>&nbsp;Stalybridge, Old St. George (C of E), Cocker Hill. Created a separate parish in 1798 from part of Ashton under Lyne township (Lancashire). Registers start in 1776. Registers 1864–1906 are in Manchester Central Library, and Bishop's Transcripts 1782–1820 are in Lancashire Record Office.<br>&nbsp;Stalybridge, St. Paul (C of E), Huddersfield Road. Founded 1839 as the parish church for Stayley. Registers of Baptisms 1839–1982, Marriages 1841–1985 and Burials 1839–1991 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.<br>&nbsp;Stalybridge (Castle Hall), Holy Trinity (C of E). A separate parish from 1840, serving part of Dukinfield township (which was subsequently absorbed into Stalybridge). Registers of Baptisms 1852–1925, Marriages 1852–1933 and Burials 1853–1879 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.<br>&nbsp;Millbrook, St. James (C of E). Registers of Baptisms 1863–1867, Marriages 1863–1990 and Burials 1863–1997 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.<br>&nbsp;Stalybridge, Christ Church (C of E), Quarry Street. Founded 1879 as the parish church for parts of Stayley and Dukinfield townships. Closed in 1976. Registers of Baptisms 1879–1976 and Marriages 1880–1975 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|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].  
  
== Non-Conformist Churches  ==
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*&nbsp;Stalybridge, St. Peter (Roman Catholic), Spring Bank Street. Founded 1838. Registers of baptisms 1839–1953, marriages 1841–1960 and burials 1839–1973 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
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*&nbsp;Millbrook, St. Raphael (Roman Catholic). Founded 1958.
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*&nbsp;Stalybridge, Ebenezer Baptist Chapel (Particular), Cross Leach Street. Founded 1813, Built in 1836. Registers 1807–1837 are at Lancashire Record Office.
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*&nbsp;Stalybridge, Mount Pleasant (Mount Olive) Baptist Chapel. Founded 1804, Built in 1819 in Cross Street, rebuilt in 1846 in Wakefield Road. Registers 1809–1837 are at Lancashire Record Office. Registers 1846–1939 are in Tameside Library.
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*&nbsp;Stalybridge, Bethel Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Founded 1798, Built in 1831. Registers 1798–1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office. Registers of baptisms and marriages 1838–1956 are at Manchester Central Library.
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*Stalybridge, Gospel Mission Room, Key Street.
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*&nbsp;Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Caroline Street. Founded 1762, Built in 1815, rebuilt in 1872. Registers 1812–1837 are at Lancashire Record Office. Registers of baptisms 1839–1874 are at Manchester Central Library.
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*&nbsp;Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Grasscroft Street/Canal Street. Founded 1827, Built in 1892. Registers of baptisms 1845–1957 and marriages 1915–1957 are at Manchester Central Library.
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*Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion), Grosvenor Square. Registers 1839–1842 are at Tameside Library.
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*&nbsp;Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Free), Booth Street. Built in 1849, rebuilt in 1877. Registers of baptisms 1865–1965 and marriages 1901–1963 are at Manchester Central Library.
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*&nbsp;Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Portland Street. Built in 1864, closed in 1869.
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*&nbsp;Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Blandford Street. Founded 1869.
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*&nbsp;Millbrook, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).
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*&nbsp;Millbrook, Mount Tabor Methodist Chapel (New Connexion).
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*&nbsp;Stalybridge, Spiritualist Church, Castle Street.
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*Stalybridge, Spiritualist Church, Corporation Street.
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*&nbsp;Stalybridge, Unitarian Chapel (Primitive), Canal Street. Founded 1860, Built in 1870.
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*&nbsp;Stalybridge, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Melbourne Street. Built in 1830, rebuilt in 1861. Registers 1789–1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office and Lancashire Record Office.
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*&nbsp;Ashton under Lyne (1894–1937)
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*&nbsp;Tameside (post 1974)<br>
  
Church records, 1812-1837 Notes Microfilm of original records at the Public Record Office, London. Births, baptisms and burials at Caroline Street Chapel, parish of Dukinfield, 1812-1837. Staleybridge is partly in the parishes of Ashton-under-Lyne, Stockport, and Mottram. RG-4 series nos. 545, 546, 547. Church records FHL BRITISH Film&nbsp; 20051 Items 5-7
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==== Church Records  ====
  
== Poor Law Unions ==
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*Ashton under Lyne
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Stalybridge Old chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Ashton under Lyne St Michael, Lancashire|Ashton Under Lyne]] to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
  
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Stalybridge Old and comprising the whole ancient parish of Ashton Under Lyne to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Ashton under Lyne St Michael, Lancashire|ASHTON&nbsp;UNDER&nbsp;LYNE]] PARISH page.
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*&nbsp;[[Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire]] (C of E). The ancient parish church for Stayley and Matley.
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*Stalybridge, Old St. George (C of E), Cocker Hill. Created a separate parish in 1798 from part of Ashton under Lyne township (Lancashire). Registers start in 1776. Registers 1864–1906 are in Manchester Central Library, and Bishop's Transcripts 1782–1820 are in Lancashire Record Office.
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*[[Staleybridge St Paul, Cheshire]]
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Parish registers for Old St. George's Church, Staleybridge, 1776-1930 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston; and formerly held atthe Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.<br>The chapelry of Staleybridge (Old St. George) is in the parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, in the counties of Cheshire and Lancashire.<br>
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An index for the parish can be found in the Cheshire Parish registers available in Historical Records( formerly Record Search)<br>Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L 63/1/1; L 63/1/2/1-2; L 63/1/3; L 63/1/4l L 63/2000/52.<br>
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Bishop's transcripts for St. George's Church, Staleybridge, 1782-1820 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.<br>The chapelry of Staleybridge (St. George) is in the parish of Ashton- under-Lyne, in the counties of Cheshire and Lancashire.<br>Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/16<br>
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*Stalybridge (Castle Hall), Holy Trinity (C of E). A separate parish from 1840, serving part of Dukinfield township (which was subsequently absorbed into Stalybridge). Registers of Baptisms 1852–1925, Marriages 1852–1933 and Burials 1853–1879 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.
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*Millbrook, St. James (C of E). Registers of Baptisms 1863–1867, Marriages 1863–1990 and Burials 1863–1997 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.
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*Stalybridge, Christ Church (C of E), Quarry Street. Founded 1879 as the parish church for parts of Stayley and Dukinfield townships. Closed in 1976. Registers of Baptisms 1879–1976 and Marriages 1880–1975 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.
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*Stalybridge, St. Peter (Roman Catholic), Spring Bank Street. Founded 1838. Registers of baptisms 1839–1953, marriages 1841–1960 and burials 1839–1973 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
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*Millbrook, St. Raphael (Roman Catholic). Founded 1958.
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*Stalybridge, Ebenezer Baptist Chapel (Particular), Cross Leach Street. Founded 1813, Built in 1836. Registers 1807–1837 are at Lancashire Record Office.
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*Stalybridge, Mount Pleasant (Mount Olive) Baptist Chapel. Founded 1804, Built in 1819 in Cross Street, rebuilt in 1846 in Wakefield Road. Registers 1809–1837 are at Lancashire Record Office. Registers 1846–1939 are in Tameside Library.
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*&nbsp;Stalybridge, Bethel Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Founded 1798, Built in 1831. Registers 1798–1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office. Registers of baptisms and marriages 1838–1956 are at Manchester Central Library.
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*Stalybridge, Gospel Mission Room, Key Street.
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*Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Caroline Street. Founded 1762, Built in 1815, rebuilt in 1872. Registers 1812–1837 are at Lancashire Record Office. Registers of baptisms 1839–1874 are at Manchester Central Library.
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*Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Grasscroft Street/Canal Street. Founded 1827, Built in 1892. Registers of baptisms 1845–1957 and marriages 1915–1957 are at Manchester Central Library.
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*Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion), Grosvenor Square. Registers 1839–1842 are at Tameside Library.
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*Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Free), Booth Street. Built in 1849, rebuilt in 1877. Registers of baptisms 1865–1965 and marriages 1901–1963 are at Manchester Central Library.
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*Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Portland Street. Built in 1864, closed in 1869.
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*Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Blandford Street. Founded 1869.
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*Millbrook, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).
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*Millbrook, Mount Tabor Methodist Chapel (New Connexion).
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*Stalybridge, Spiritualist Church, Castle Street.
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*Stalybridge, Spiritualist Church, Corporation Street.
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*Stalybridge, Unitarian Chapel (Primitive), Canal Street. Founded 1860, Built in 1870.
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*Stalybridge, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Melbourne Street. Built in 1830, rebuilt in 1861. Registers 1789–1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office and Lancashire Record Office.
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Church records, 1812-1837 Notes Microfilm of original records at the Public Record Office, London. Births, baptisms and burials at Caroline Street Chapel, parish of Dukinfield, 1812-1837. Staleybridge is partly in the parishes of Ashton-under-Lyne, Stockport, and Mottram. RG-4 series nos. 545, 546, 547.
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Guide to Stalybridge Old St George, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Chapel History

Stalybridge Old St Georgeis a chapelry partlyin thetownship of Dukinfield, parish of Stockport, Cheshire and partly also in the parish of Ashton -under-LyneLancashire created by the year 1782 from the ancient parish of Ashton Under Lyne [St Michael].

"STALYBRIDGE, a market-town with chapelries, in the union of Ashton-under-Lyne; partly in the Hartshead division of the parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster; partly in the township of Dukinfield, parish of Stockport, and partly in the township of Stayley, parish of Mottram-in-Longdendale, hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester; 1 mile (E. by S.) from Ashton, 7 miles (E.) from Manchester, and 8 northeast by north from Stockport. The chapel, at Cocker Hill, dedicated to St. George, was erected by subscription in 1776; chapelry registers survive from 1782. An additional church, also dedicated to St. George, was built in 1840 (see New St George Stayleybridge). At Stayley - 1839, and in Dukinfield Township proper are other chapels of the Church of England, including Dukinfield Chapel (1677), Dukinfield St John (1844) and Dukinfield St Mark (1846).

There are places of worship for General and Particular Baptists, Wesleyan Methodists, Primitive Methodists, Methodists of the New Connexion, Independents, and Roman Catholics."[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.


Registration Districts
  •  Ashton under Lyne (1894–1937)
  •  Hyde (1937–74)
  •  Tameside (post 1974)

Church Records

Online Records

Church of England

Stalybridge Old chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Ashton Under Lyne to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

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


STALEYBRIDGE OLD ST GEORGE Chapelry (1776) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages  Burials 
LOPC 1776-1906 1864-1906 1777-1867
AC None None None
FS 1782-1822 No marr reg. till 1864 None
ASHTON UNDER LYNE ST MICHAEL PARISH (1596) Indexes (ancient parish containing STALEYBRIDGE OLD Chapelry)
Baptisms  (1594)        Marriages (1594)    Burials (1596)
FS 1594-1843 1754-1837 None
LOPC None 1754-1844 1892-1908
AC 1594-1720 1594-1720 1594-1720


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Stalybridge Old and comprising the whole ancient parish of Ashton Under Lyne to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ASHTON UNDER LYNE PARISH page.


  •  Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire (C of E). The ancient parish church for Stayley and Matley.
  • Stalybridge, Old St. George (C of E), Cocker Hill. Created a separate parish in 1798 from part of Ashton under Lyne township (Lancashire). Registers start in 1776. Registers 1864–1906 are in Manchester Central Library, and Bishop's Transcripts 1782–1820 are in Lancashire Record Office.
  • Staleybridge St Paul, Cheshire

Parish registers for Old St. George's Church, Staleybridge, 1776-1930 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston; and formerly held atthe Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.
The chapelry of Staleybridge (Old St. George) is in the parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, in the counties of Cheshire and Lancashire.

An index for the parish can be found in the Cheshire Parish registers available in Historical Records( formerly Record Search)
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L 63/1/1; L 63/1/2/1-2; L 63/1/3; L 63/1/4l L 63/2000/52.

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Baptisms and burials, 1776-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1865.
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Baptisms, 1776-1865. Burials, 1777-1865. (another filming)
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Baptisms, 1865-1906. Burials, 1813-1906. Marriages, 1864-1906. Register of graves, ca. 1860-1930.
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Bishop's transcripts for St. George's Church, Staleybridge, 1782-1820 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
The chapelry of Staleybridge (St. George) is in the parish of Ashton- under-Lyne, in the counties of Cheshire and Lancashire.
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/16

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Baptisms, burials, 1782-1790, 1793-1820.



  • Stalybridge (Castle Hall), Holy Trinity (C of E). A separate parish from 1840, serving part of Dukinfield township (which was subsequently absorbed into Stalybridge). Registers of Baptisms 1852–1925, Marriages 1852–1933 and Burials 1853–1879 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Millbrook, St. James (C of E). Registers of Baptisms 1863–1867, Marriages 1863–1990 and Burials 1863–1997 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Stalybridge, Christ Church (C of E), Quarry Street. Founded 1879 as the parish church for parts of Stayley and Dukinfield townships. Closed in 1976. Registers of Baptisms 1879–1976 and Marriages 1880–1975 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.

Non-Conformist Churches

  • Stalybridge, St. Peter (Roman Catholic), Spring Bank Street. Founded 1838. Registers of baptisms 1839–1953, marriages 1841–1960 and burials 1839–1973 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Millbrook, St. Raphael (Roman Catholic). Founded 1958.
  • Stalybridge, Ebenezer Baptist Chapel (Particular), Cross Leach Street. Founded 1813, Built in 1836. Registers 1807–1837 are at Lancashire Record Office.
  • Stalybridge, Mount Pleasant (Mount Olive) Baptist Chapel. Founded 1804, Built in 1819 in Cross Street, rebuilt in 1846 in Wakefield Road. Registers 1809–1837 are at Lancashire Record Office. Registers 1846–1939 are in Tameside Library.
  •  Stalybridge, Bethel Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Founded 1798, Built in 1831. Registers 1798–1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office. Registers of baptisms and marriages 1838–1956 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Stalybridge, Gospel Mission Room, Key Street.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Caroline Street. Founded 1762, Built in 1815, rebuilt in 1872. Registers 1812–1837 are at Lancashire Record Office. Registers of baptisms 1839–1874 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Grasscroft Street/Canal Street. Founded 1827, Built in 1892. Registers of baptisms 1845–1957 and marriages 1915–1957 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion), Grosvenor Square. Registers 1839–1842 are at Tameside Library.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Free), Booth Street. Built in 1849, rebuilt in 1877. Registers of baptisms 1865–1965 and marriages 1901–1963 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Portland Street. Built in 1864, closed in 1869.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Blandford Street. Founded 1869.
  • Millbrook, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).
  • Millbrook, Mount Tabor Methodist Chapel (New Connexion).
  • Stalybridge, Spiritualist Church, Castle Street.
  • Stalybridge, Spiritualist Church, Corporation Street.
  • Stalybridge, Unitarian Chapel (Primitive), Canal Street. Founded 1860, Built in 1870.
  • Stalybridge, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Melbourne Street. Built in 1830, rebuilt in 1861. Registers 1789–1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office and Lancashire Record Office.

Non-Conformist Records

Church records, 1812-1837 Notes Microfilm of original records at the Public Record Office, London. Births, baptisms and burials at Caroline Street Chapel, parish of Dukinfield, 1812-1837. Staleybridge is partly in the parishes of Ashton-under-Lyne, Stockport, and Mottram. RG-4 series nos. 545, 546, 547.

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Church records BRITISH 20051 Items 5-7


Census Records

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Poor Law Unions

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References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 175-180. Greatly adapted. Date accessed: 21 July 2010.