Birch in Hopwood, Lancashire Genealogy
Birch in Hopwood St Mary was created a chapelry in 1828, taken from, and lying within the boundaries of Middleton, Lancashire ancient parish.
"BIRCH, a district chapelry in village of, and within the parish of Middleton, union of Oldham, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 2½ miles west by northwest of Middleton.
Another chapel with an attached district was formed out of the parishes of Middleton and Bury."
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 of England
Birch in Hopwood chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Middleton to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|BIRCH IN HOPWOOD ST MARY Chapelry (1829) Indexes|
|MIDDLETON ST LEONARD PARISH (1541) Indexes (ancient parish containing BIRCH IN HOPWOOD Chapelry)|
|FREG||1541-1630, 1653-1729||1541-1644, 1658-1729||1641-1729|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Birch in Hopwood and comprising the whole ancient parish of Middleton to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the MIDDLETON PARISH page.
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
Bishop's transcripts for Birch, near Middleton, 1829-1839 Micro-reproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Bishop's transcripts of the chapelry of Birch, also called Birch-St. Mary, which is in the township of Hopwood, parish of Middleton, Lancashire, England.
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/233
| Baptisms and burials, 1829-1839.
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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.
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
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http://www.stmarybirch.org.uk/ fro information about the parish
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53022 Hopwood British History Online
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/Hopwood/StMary.shtml for images of the church
- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 248-255. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50801 Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.