Heywood, Lancashire Genealogy
HEYWOOD, a town and chapelry, in the township of Heap, in the parish and union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles east by southeast from Bury. The river Roche separates this vicinity from Birtle and Bury. The chapel, dedicated to St. Luke, was built in 1611; surviving registers began in 1745. Another chapelry was built in this town (see Heywood St James).
There are 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
Heywood St Luke chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Bury to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|HEYWOOD ST LUKE Chapelry (1731) Indexes|
|BURY ST MARY PARISH (1590) Indexes (ancient parish containing HEYWOOD ST LUKE Chapelry)|
|LOPC||1699-1844||1591-1849, 1860-1861||1699-1728, 1739-1748, 1759-1837|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Heywood St Luke and comprising the whole ancient parish of Bury to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the BURY ST MARY 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.
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.
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 501-505. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51029 Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.