Manchester St Matthew, Campfield, Lancashire Genealogy
St. Matthew's district...[chapel], in Castle-field, was erected in 1825, by grant from the Parliamentary Commissioners, at an expense of £11,917, and is an elegant structure in the later English style, with a tower and spire: the living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £271; patrons, the Dean and Chapter
From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 221-247. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51130 Date accessed: 19 July 2010.
Manchester St Matthew, Campfield was created a chapelry in 1828 from, and lying within the boundaries of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire Ancient Parish. (see web site link below for Henry Mantell's background history of the Collegiate Church Manchester)
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
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http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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.
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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.