Manchester St Matthew, Campfield, Lancashire Genealogy
St. Matthew's district chapel, in Castle-field, was created a chapelry by 1826 from, and lying within the boundaries of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire Ancient Parish was erected in 1825, by grant from the Parliamentary Commissioners. It is an elegant structure in the later English style, with a tower and spire.
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 many 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 is the chapelry including the Cathedral with available online data located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|MANCHESTER ST MATTHEW Chapelry (1826) Indexes|
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|
To view a full list of all of Manchester City's chapelries and district churches, see the ancient parish the (Cathedral) of MANCHESTER OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.
The original chapelry registers of St Matthew Manchester are located at the Manchester Central Library and Archives. FamilySearch has microfilmed and imaged these registers and they are mostly available now, online at FamilySearch.org.
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 438721.
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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Henry Mantell's article http://www.aidan.co.uk/article_manchester_cathedral.htm explains the background of the Manchester Collegiate church Dean and Fellows control over Manchester parishes.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 221-247. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 July 2010.