Chadderton St John, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

"CHADDERTON, a township [chapelry as of 1845],in the parish of Prestwich cum Oldham, union of Oldham, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles northeast by north of  Manchester. At Hollinwood, a large manufacturing village in the township, about two miles from Oldham, is a chapel dedicated to St. Margaret. In 1845 two districts or ecclesiastical parishes were built: the church of St. John, and the church of St. Matthew."[1]


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

Online Records

Church of England

Chadderton St. John chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Prestwich to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

FS =
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
AC =
FREG = FreeReg

CHADDERTON ST JOHN Chapelry  (1846) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1846-1910 1846-1935 None
LOPC None None None
LBMD 1846-1933 1846-1974 1846-1871 - part.
PRESTWICH ST MARY PARISH (1600) Indexes (ancient parish containing CHADDERTON ST JOHN Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1603-1910 1600-1935 1712-1921
LOPC 1603-1936 1603-1895 1603-1921
LBMD 1837-1902 1837-1925 1837-1877
FMP None 1603-1712 None
AC 1603-1711 1603-1711 1603-1711

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Chadderton St. John and comprising the whole ancient parish of Prestwich to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESTWICH ST MARY PARISH page.

Parish registers for St. John's, Chadderton, 1845-1920

Parish registers for St Matthew Chadderton, 1857-19

Microreproduction of original records at the Central Library, Oldham, and formerly held at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.
St. John's is one of two chapelries in Chadderton and within Prestwich parish. Both were ranked in 1861 as ecclesiastical parishes within Oldham district.
Manchester Archives Central Library call no.: L 225.
Bishop's transcripts for St. John's Church and St. Matthew's Church, Chadderton, 1846-1875 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Bishop's transcripts from the Chapelries of St. John's and St. Matthew's in Chadderton, parish of Prestwich, Lancashire, England.
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/250a

Census records

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

Oldham Poor Law Union

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites British History Online Chadderton


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 538-542. URL: Date accessed: Adapted. 25 June 2010.