Coldhurst, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

Coldhurst Holy Trinity was created a district chapel (chapelry) in 1848, lying within Prestwich parish.

"COLDHURST, a chapelry in Oldham township, and in Prestwich parish, Lancashire; in the north-eastern neighbourhood of Manchester. It created in 1844."[1]

Coldhurst, an ecclesiastical...district[chapelry], in the parish of Prestwich-cum-Oldham, union of Oldham, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 7 miles northereast by north of Manchester. The district was created in October, 1844,...and the erection of a church was commenced in the summer of 1847."[2]


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

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Parish registers for Holy Trinity Church, Coldhurst, 1848-1967 Microfilm copy of originals formerly held at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England.
Coldhurst is a chapelry in  Prestwich St Mary, Lancashire parish.
Manchester Central Library call nos.: L180/1/1/1-2, L180/1/2/1-8.

Inventory of church records. Baptisms, 1848-1942. Marriages, 1849-Jan. 1871.
Marriages, Jan. 1871-Nov.1920.
Marriages, Nov. 1920-Mar. 1967.

Census records for details of public houses in the 1881 census

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.

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Web sites

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  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales(pub. London: 1870). Adapted
  2. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 659-663. URL: Date accessed: Adapted. 29 June 2010.