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Chapelry History

WERNETH, an ecclesiastical district with a chapel, in the parochial chapelry and poor-law union of Oldham, in the parish of Prestwich, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, adjoining the town of Oldham. The ecclesiastical district, which comprehends part of the town of Oldham, and part of the adjacent open country, was constituted in 1845. This district chapel was formed out of the township chapelry districts of Oldham St Mary, Lancashire, Hollinwood, Lancashire and Oldham St Peter, Lancashire. The Baptists have a place of worship.[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

Church of England

Werneth St Thomas chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Prestwich 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


WERNETH ST THOMAS Chapelry  (1845) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1845-1910 1856-1935 None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1856-1974 None
FREG 1845-1910 1856-1890 None
PRESTWICH ST MARY PARISH (1600) Indexes (ancient parish containing WERNETH ST THOMAS Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1603-1910 1600-1935 1712-1921
LOPC 1603-1936 1603-1895 1603-1921
LBMD 1837-1902 1837-1925 1837-1877
FMP None 1603-1712 None
AC 1603-1711 1603-1711 1603-1711


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


Bishop's transcripts for Waterhead and Wernith, 1847-1896  Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Bishop's transcripts from the chapelries of  (Holy Trinity) Waterhead, Lancashire and Werneth (St. Thomas). Both are located near Oldham and are in the parish of Prestwich. Also contains three burials from the Society of Friends (Quakers) at Turf Lane End in Oldham.

Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/150a

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Film
Baptisms and burials of Waterhead (Holy Trinity), 1847-1850; baptisms of Werneth (St. Thomas); burials of the Society of Friends (Quakers), 1896.
FHL BRITISH Film
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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 306932.


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.

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References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 513-517. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.

 

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