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Guide to Swinton St Peter, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Chapelry History

Swinton St Peter was created a chapel of ease in 1806 from, and lying within the boundaries of Eccles Ancient Parish.

"SWINTON, a chapelry, in thetownship of Worsley, parish of Eccles, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 5 miles west by north from Manchester.

The chapel of Swinton, dedicated to St. Peter, built by subscription in 1791.

There are places of worship for Wesleyans, Independents, Unitarians; and a Church Sunday ." [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. Here are two major Internet sites with name lists or indexes: 

  1.  FreeBMD - over 250 million births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales
  2.  Lancashire BMD - Online index of Lancashire (only) Births, Marriages and Deaths

Church records

Online Records

Church of England

Swinton chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Eccles 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


SWINTON ST PETER Chapelry (1791) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages  Burials 
FS  1850-1897 1850-1897 1830-1838, 1847-1928
LOPC  1792-1894 1878-1937 1792-1928 
AC  None  None None
ECCLES ST MARY PARISH (1563) Indexes (ancient parish containing SWINTON Chapelry)

Baptisms Marriages Burials 
FS 1564-1632 1564-1632 None
LOPC 1819-1848  1565-1873 1810-1842
LBMD None 1837-1940 None
FMP None 1565-1758 None
AC 1563-1666 1563-1666 1563-1663
FREG 1564-1632 1564-1632 1563-1632


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Swinton and comprising the whole ancient parish of Eccles to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ECCLES ST MARY PARISH page.


Parish registers for St. Peter's Church, Swinton, 1791-1928 Microfilm of original records formerly held in the Manchester Central Library, Manchester.
Swinton is a chapelry in the parish of Eccles.
Mancester Archives Central Library call nos.: L 174/1/2/1-3; L 174/1/3/1-3; L 174/1/4/1-2.


Online there is a marriage register for Swinton St Peter, Lancashire for the years 1878-79.  Click on this link Marriage record online

Content
Film
Baptisms, 1791-1852. Burials, 1792-1847.
FHL BRITISH Film
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Baptisms, 1791-1852 (another filming). Burials, 1792-1847 (another filming).
FHL BRITISH Film
2113211
Baptisms, 1852-1894. Marriages, 1839, 1850-March 1878.
VAULT BRITISH Film
2356299 Items 2 - 5
Marriages, March 1878-1897. Burials, 1847-1928.
FHL BRITISH Film
2356300 Items 1 - 4

Swinton- St Peter
Baptisms-1791-1852- MFPR 147 or 2237-2240
Baptisms-1852-1863- MFPR 1581 or MFPR 2043 or 2040-2041
Baptisms-1863-1894- MFPR 1581 or MFPR 2043
Baptisms-1894-1939- Archives L174
Burials 1792-1809, 1811-1825- MFPR 2251
Burials-1826-1864- Archives L49/1/9
Burials-1847-1928- MFPR 1583
Burials-1928-1987- Archives L174
Marriages-1839-1839- MFPR 1582
Marriages-1850-1878- MFPR 1582 or MFPR 2043
Marriages-1878-1897- MFPR 1582
Marriages-1897-1937- Archives L174

The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)


Bishop's transcripts for Eccles, 1613-1864 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Bishop's transcripts from the parish of Eccles and the chapelries of St. Thomas' (Pendleton), St. Peter's (Swinton), Ellenbrook, St. Paul's (Walkden Moor), St. John's (Pendlebury), St. Catherine's (Barton-upon-Irwell) and St. Mark's (Worsley).
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/82-108

Content
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Baptisms, marriages and burials of Eccles, 1777-1797 (includes baptisms and burials from the chapelries of St. Thomas in Pendleton from 1776, St. Peter in Swinton from 1792; and baptisms from Ellenbrook from 1781)
FHL BRITISH Film
1545487
Baptisms, marriages and burials of Eccles, 1798-1815 (Includes baptisms and burials from Swinton and Pendleton and baptisms from Ellenbrook)
FHL BRITISH Film
1545488
Baptisms, marriages and burials of Eccles, 1814-1820 (includes baptisms and burials from Swinton and baptisms from Ellenbrook)
FHL BRITISH Film
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Baptisms, marriages and burials from Eccles, 1820-1824 (includes baptisms and burials from Swinton and Pendleton and baptisms from Ellenbrook)
FHL BRITISH Film
1545490
Baptisms, marriages and burials of Eccles, 1825-1828 (Includes baptisms and burials of Swinton and Pendleton and baptisms of Ellenbrook)
FHL BRITISH Film
1545491
Baptisms, marriages and burials of Eccles, 1829-1832 (Includes baptisms and burials of Swinton, and Pendleton and baptisms of Ellenbrook)
FHL BRITISH Film
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Baptisms, marriages and burials of Eccles, 1833-1836 (includes baptisms and burials of Swinton and Pendleton and baptisms of Ellenbrook)
FHL BRITISH Film
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Marriages, 1837 and baptisms and burials, 1837-1843 of Eccles. (Includes Ellenbrook, Swinton, Pendleton, St. Paul's in Walkden Moor, from 1839, St. John's in Pendlebury , 1842-1843, and St. Catherine's in Barton-upon-Irwell from 1843.)
FHL BRITISH Film
1545551
Baptisms and burials, 1844-1850 of Eccles; and also the chapelries of Pendleton, Swinton, Walkden Moor, Barton-upon-Irwell, Ellenbrook, and St. Mark's in Worsley (from 1846)
FHL BRITISH Film
1545552
Baptisms and burials, 1851-1857 of Eccles, with the chapelries of Swinton, Barton, Pendleton, Walkden Moor to 1851 and Ellenbrook to 1852
FHL BRITISH Film
1545553
Baptisms and burials of Eccles, 1858-1864 (includes the chapelries of Pendleton and Barton to 1862, and Swinton to 1863)
FHL BRITISH Film
1545554


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 306927.


Poor Law Unions

Barton upon Irwell 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

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Web sites

References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 289-292.nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 19 November 2013.

 

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