Heaton Norris, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Heaton Norris, Shropshire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Chapelry History

HEATON-NORRIS, a chapelry, in the parish of Manchester, union of Stockport, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 2 miles northwest by north of Stockport; comprising the townships of Heaton-Norris and Reddish. The chapel is dedicated to St Thomas and it was in operation by at least the year 1769.

Christ Church, another chapelry in this district chapelry, was built and completed in 1846. There are places of worship for dissenters, including an Independent chapel.[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.

Church records

Online Records 

Online transcriptions for Heaton Norris St Thomas Chapelry and its additional other chapelries which comprise the township of Heaton, exist, as well as those for the ancient parish of Manchester Our Lady, St George, and St Denys--to which these three chapelries were attached. Links to online baptisms, marriages and burials registers are displayed below and they are located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years: 

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk


HEATON NORRIS ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1885) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1885-1910 1888-1932 None
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1846-1912 1847-1933 1846-1971
LOPC 1879-1934 None None
HEATON-NORRIS ST THOMAS Chapelry (1769) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1769-1892 1838-1933 1767-1948
LOPC None None  None
LBMD None None None
FREG 1813-1845 None None



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

Heaton Norris St Thomas, All Saints and Christ Church parish (chapelry) registers exist and are housed at the Manchester Central Library archives.

In addition, FamilySearch has microfilmed the original registers for all three chapelries and the ancient parish, and the data is now mostly available online at FamilySearch.org (see links above).

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 438734.

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


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 459-462. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51020 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.
  2. J.P. Earwaker, Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628 (London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.