Lydgate, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

Lydgate St Anne was created as a chapel of ease by the year 1788 from, and lying within the boundaries of Rochdale St Chad, Lancashire Ancient parish and was part of the Ashton under Lyne rural deanery of the Diocese of Manchester one of the Saddleworth parishes which form part of modern Metropolitan Borough of Oldham Lancashire.

"LYDGATE, an ecclesiastical district [created in the year 1788], in the parochial chapelry of Saddleworth,parish of Rochdale, Upper division of the wapentake of Agbrigg, W. riding of York, 3 miles north by northeast of Oldham, and 9 miles northeast from Manchester. The chapel, erected by subscription in 1788, was dedicated to St. Ann."[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

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Parish registers for St. Anne's Church, Lydgate, 1788-1952 Microfilm of original records previosly held at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.Lydgate is a village and a chapelry in Saddleworth township,  Rochdale St Chad, Lancashire parish.
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: 011/1/3/1, 011/1/4/1-2, 011/1/5/1-2.

Baptisms, 1788-1924. Marriages, 1845-1879. Banns of marriages, 1858-1867, 1874-1908. Burials, 1813-1857.
2357950 Items 3 - 10
Burials, 1858-1952.
2357951 Item 1

Bishop's transcripts for Lydgate, 1788-1846 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Bishop's transcripts of the chapelry of Lydgate (St. Ann), Saddleworth township in the parish of  Rochdale St Chad, Lancashire. Rochdale was mainly in the county of Lancashire.

Baptisms and burials, 1788-1846; marriages, 1845.
1545804 Item 4

Census records for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Rochdale 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. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 194-198. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 July 2010.