Ashton under Lyne St Peter, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

Ashton-under-Lyne St Peter was a chapelry  from 1799 within the parish  of Ashton_under_Lyne_St_Michael,_Lancashire. It was created as an Ecclesiaticl parish in the year 1824. The building includes a noted Rose window and belfry. It is an imposing example of a "Commissioners" Church.

The Parish is within the Ashton deanery and Rochdale Archdeaconry of the Diocese of Manchester but historically prior to 1847 was part of the Diocese of Chester.


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

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Census records

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Poor Law Unions


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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Web sites

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