Hey, Lancashire Genealogy
LEES, or otherwise known as HEY, a hamlet, in the parish and union of Ashton-under-Lyne, and partly in Rochdale Parish, in the hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 8½ miles northeast by east of Manchester, and 2 east by southeast from Oldham. A part of the village, which to some extent, is in Oldham chapelry, and another portion in Saddleworth Chapelry (in Rochdale Parish, which see),Yorkshire. Lees chapel, dedicated to St John, was erected in 1742. An ecclesiastical parish, named St Thomas, Leesfield, was formed in 1846, out of the parish of Ashton and the parochial chapelry of Oldham.
There are several places of worship for dissenters."
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 of England
Hey chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Ashton under Lyne to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and 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|
|LEES (HEY) ST JOHN Chapelry (1742) Indexes - see also Rochdale Parish|
|FS||1788-1812||No marriage registers||1758-1848, 1868-1869|
|ASHTON UNDER LYNE ST MICHAEL(ancient parish containing HEY Chapelry)|
|Baptisms (1594)||Marriages (1594)||Burials (1596)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Hey and comprising the whole ancient parish of Ashton under Lyne to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ASHTON UNDER LYNE ST MICHAEL PARISH page.
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 306894.
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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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 55-62. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51101 Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.