Birch in Rusholme, Lancashire Genealogy
Birch in Rusholme was created a district chapel in 1739 and taken from, and lying in a more remote area within the boundaries of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire ancient parish.
"BIRCH St James, a district chapelry, in the parish of Manchester, union of Chorlton, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles south of Manchester.
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.
Birch in Rusholme by 1880 had two district chapelries assigned to it--including St James, built by 1756 and Holy Trinity, built in 1849.
Online transcriptions exist for both chapelries which stood in this township and which also were two of over 150 such chapelries comprising the ancient parish of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys (the Cathedral). The data content include baptisms, marriages and burial registers. Displayed below are these chapelries (including the Cathedral) with available online data located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years:
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|FMP = FMP = FindMyPast|
|LBMD = Lancashire BMD|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|BIRCH In RUSHOLME HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1849) Indexes; see also Rusholme|
|LBMD||1849-1936 - see Birch St James||1849-1979 - see Birch St James||None|
|BIRCH ST JAMES Chapelry (1752) Indexes (also called Birch-in-Rusholme); see also Rusholme|
MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL - OUR LADY, ST GEORGE AND ST DENYS (1573) Indexes
|LOPC||1573-1616;1777-1837||1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs||1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs|
See also Newton (Heath) Chapelry as well.
To view a full list of the (over 150) chapelries and district churches comprising the ancient parish of Manchester, and their respective online transcriptions, be sure to see the MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL) OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.
Original parish (chapelry) registers of baptisms, marriages and burials for Newton's chapelries are housed at the Manchester Central Studies Library, Manchester.
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 438736.
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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- 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.