Manchester All Souls, Lancashire Genealogy
All Souls' district church [was created], in the early Norman style, [and] was erected in Every Street, Ancoats, by subscription. It was created from, and lying within the boundaries of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire. Founded: 1840 Closed: 1984 Chapelry registers may be found in Manchester St Ann, Lancashire parish.
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
There are online transcriptions for both Ancoats All Souls (beginning in 1850) and prior to that, it's parent church from which it was created--St Ann's Manchester, as well as for most of the Manchester City ecclesiastical parishes--including the ancient parish (Cathedral) of Our Lady, St George and St Denys, and for the baptism, marriage and burial registers of many of its numerous chapelries lying within its boundaries. Displayed below are those records from specifically All Souls, St Ann's chapelry and for the Cathedral, located at the web sites indicated below; note also 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|
|ANCOATS ALL SOULS Chapelry (1840) Indexes (see also St Ann Manchester pre-1850)|
|MANCHESTER ST ANN Chapelry (1736) Indexes|
Here are the online transcriptions for the ancient parish for Manchester St Mary (Our Lady), St George and Denys (The Cathedral):
MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL - OUR LADY, ST GEORGE AND ST DENYS (1573) Indexes
|LOPC||1573-1616;1777-1837||1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs||1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs|
If you did not find your ancestor in any of the above three church registers, then see MANCHESTER OUR LADY, ST GEORGE, & ST DENYS (The Cathedral) for a full list of all chapelries and churches you can search online, and which comprise this vast parish boundary.
Bishop's transcripts for All Soul's Church, Manchester, 1763-1847 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. FamilySearch has microfilmed the original Bishop's transcripts, 1763, 1810-1845 / Church of England. St. Ann's Church (Manchester).
The church became known as All Soul's Ancoats in 1850. Ancoats is a suburb within Manchester.
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/186/4
| Baptisms only, 1840-1845.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
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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 438728.
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
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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 221-247.
Henry Mantell's article http://www.aidan.co.uk/article_manchester_cathedral.htm explains the influence of the Dean and Fellows of the Collegiate church on Manchester Parish records