Ardwick St Thomas, Lancashire Genealogy
ARDWICK, a township, forming two ecclesiastical districts (with chapels), in the parish and borough of Manchester, union of Chorlton, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 1 mile southeast and east from Manchester. The township was divided into two chapel districts: st Thomas in 1831 and St Silas in 1841.
The Wesleyan Methodists and Independents have places of worship; and there is a public cemetery of eight acres, opened in 1838.
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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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 438730.
Poor Law Unions
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.
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 66-69. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50758 Date accessed: 25 June 2010.