Chorlton Upon Medlock St Luke, Lancashire Genealogy
St Luke Chorlton upon Medlock was built in the year 1804 as a chapel of ease; it lay within the boundaries of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire Parish. It was one of three pre-1851 chapels serving this township region next to Manchester City proper, and included All Saints and St Saviour. Other places in the parish include: All Saints and Chorlton on Medlock St Saviour.
The church was closed in 1962.
"CHORLTON-UPON-MEDLOCK, a township, five chapelries, and a sub-district in Chorlton district, Manchester parish, Lancashire. The township lies within Manchester borough, and includes the south-eastern part of Manchester city. Acres, 700. Real property, £178,750. Pop., in 1841, 28,336; in 1861, 44,795. Houses, 8,584. The chapelries are All Saints, St. Luke, St. Saviour, St. Stephen, and St. Paul, and all are rectories in the diocese of Manchester. Value of All Saints, £488; of St. Luke, £300;* of St. Saviour, £543;* of St. Stephen, £356;* of St. Paul, £248.* Patrons of All Saints, the Representatives of the Rev. Dr. Burton; of St. Luke, the Repr. of R. Gardner, Esq.; of St. Saviour, the Rev. E. Birch; of St. Stephen and St. Paul, Trustees. All Saints church was built in 1820, and has a tower and dome. St. Luke's was built in 1865, and is in the decorated English style. St. Paul's was built in 1862, and is in the later English style. An Armenian church, the earliest in England, was founded in Sept., 1869. A free library was built in 1866, at a cost of £4,000; and had 6,000 volumes at its opening. A medical hospital was built in 1865. Land for a public park was purchased in 1868. The sub-d. is contaminate with the township."
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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
Lancashire Online Parish Clerks
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes
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Parish registers for St. Luke's Church, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, 1805-1897 Microfilm of original records.
Chorlton-upon-Medlock is a chapelry in Manchester parish.
| Baptisms, 1805-1891; burials, 1819-1855; marriages, 1859-1897.
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Chorlton-upon-Medlock- St Luke
Transcripts of burials 1819-1871 available on-line at Lancashire OPC.
Baptisms-1805-1891- MFPR 10
Baptisms-1891-1919- MFPR 1289
Baptisms-1919-1962- MFPR 1290
Burials-1819-1855- MFPR 10
Burials-1846-1871- MFPR 1290
Marriages-1859-1897- MFPR 10
Marriages-1897-1961- MFPR 1290
The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)
Bishop's transcripts for All Saints Church and St. Luke's Church, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, 1814-1840
Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Bishop's transcripts from the chapelries of All Saints and St. Luke in the township of Chorlton-upon-Medlock (also called Chorlton- Row), in the parish of Manchester.
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/207
| Baptisms and burials of All Saints Church, 1820-1834; baptisms of St. Luke's Church, 1814-1840.
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any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed.
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- England Jurisdictions 1851
- Vision of Britain
- http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=20875 Chorlton Upon Medlock
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Manchester Images Collection www.images.manchester.gov.uk. for images of the old church