Cheetham Hill St Mark, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

"CHEETHAM, [St Mark,] a township [chapelry as of 1794], in the parish and union of Manchester, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 2 miles north by west of Manchester. The river Irwell separates the township from Salford. St Luke's ecclesiastical district was created in 1839 (which see) to  include portions of Crumpsall and Broughton. St. Thomas Redbank Church, at the corner of Derby-street, was built by 1843. There were two meeting-houses for Wesleyan Methodists, with a burial-ground and a school attached to one of them; also a place of worship for Associated Methodists. St. Chad's Roman Catholic chapel, in York-street, was built in 1847."[1]

Cheetham Hill St Mark is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1839 from Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include:  Crumpsall , and  Cheetham St Luke.

Consecrated as chapelry  24th July 1794 by Dr. William Markham the 22nd Bishop of Chester as chapelry within the Chester Diocese. The Rev. Charles Ethelston became the first vicar.
The church closed in 1982 and was demolished c.1998


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 

Online transcriptions for Cheetham St Mark Redbank Chapelry exist, as well as for the ancient parish of Manchester Our Lady, St George, and St Denys--to which it was attached. Links to online baptisms, marriages and burials registers are displayed below and located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years: 

LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
FMP =  FMP = FindMyPast
LBMDLancashire BMD
AC =


CHEETHAM ST MARK REDBANK Chapelry (1794) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1794-1910 1839-1930 1794-1855 
LOPC None 1839-1982  None
LBMD 1837-1917 1839-1982 1837-1882
CHEETHAM ST ALBANS Chapelry (1881) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1882-1913 1875-1892;1926-1953 None
LOPC 1882-1931 1875-1892;1931-1952 None
LBMD 1881-1917 1881-1982 - part. 1837-1882
CHEETHAM ST LUKE Chapelry (1839) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1839-1910 1840-1930 1840-1932 
LOPC None None None
LBMD 1839-1917  1872-1980 1837-1882
 CHEETHAM ST THOMAS Chapelry (1844) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None  None None
LBMD 1844-1917 1844-1982 1837-1882



Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1573-1872 1573-1889  None
LOPC 1573-1616;1777-1837 1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs 1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs
LBMD 1837-1881 1837-1946 1837-1881 
AC  1573-1616 1573-1616 1573-1616

To view a full list of all chapelries and district churches in the ancient parish of Manchester and their respective links to online transcriptions of their baptisms, marriages and burials, be sure to visit the MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL) OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.

Original Records

The original registers formerly held at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England. Cheetham is a chapelry with at least four chapelries by 1880, in Manchester parish.

FamilySearch has microfilm copies of the original parish (chapel) registers for St. Mark's Church, Cheetham, 1794-1982. Microfilm copies of originals formerly held at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England. Cheetham St Mark is a chapelry in Manchester parish. Original records are held at Manchester Central Library call nos.: M387/1/1/7-9, M387/1/2/2-8.

Baptisms, 1794-1897. Burials, 1794-1855, 1878 (1 entry). Marriages, 1839-Nov. 1892.
Calendar of church records deposited at Manchester Central Library. Baptisms, 1879-1958.
Marriages, Dec. 1892-Apr. 1930.
Marriages, May 1930-June 1980, Apr.-Oct. 1982.

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. The first film number is 438731.

Poor Law Union

Manchester 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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites British History Online Cheetham including manorial history of the township


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 562-569. URL: Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.