Harpurhey, Lancashire Genealogy
HARPURHEY, a township with a district chapel,in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 2½ miles north by northeast of Manchester, on the road to Rochdale. The ecclesiastical district of Harpurhey is eight miles in circumference, and comprises the whole of this township and the township of Moston, and part of Collihurst. The chapel was built in 1838. Near here and on the road to Manchester is the General Cemetery, opened in September 1837 and is for all denominations.—See also 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.
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD
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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.
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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 413-416. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51008 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.