Ashton under Lyne Christ Church, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Ashton under Lyne Christ Church, Lancashire family history and genealogy. Parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE(St. Michael), a market town, parish, parliamentary borough, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 6 miles (E.)from Manchester, 58 (S. E.)from Lancaster, and 197(N. W. by N.) from London;comprising the parochial divisions of Ashton-town, Audenshaw, Hartshead, and Knott-Lanes. 
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.
Church of England
Ashton under Lyne Christ Church chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Ashton under Lyne St. Michael 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|
|ASHTON UNDER LYNE CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1846) Indexes|
|ASHTON UNDER LYNE ST MICHAEL PARISH (1596) Indexes (ancient parish containing ASHTON UNDER LYNE CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Ashton under Lyne Christ Church and comprising the whole ancient parish of Ashton under Lyne St. Michael to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ASHTON UNDER LYNE ST MICHAEL PARISH page.
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.
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.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 90-96. Date accessed: 30 July 2013