Manchester St Michael, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapel History 

Manchester (St Michael) was created a chapel of ease by 1789 from and lying within the boundaries of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire Ancient Parish; located on Angel Street.[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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Church records

Online Records 

There are online transcriptions for St Michael Manchcester Chapelry and as well as for its mother (ancient) parish (Cathedral) of Our Lady, St George and St Denys. Displayed below are links to the chapelry's (and the Cathedral) online transcriptions located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years:

AC = (£)
FMP = (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS =
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1789-1892 1839-1930 1789-1854
LOPC 1800-1832 None 1800-1832 
LBMD 1837-1881 1839-1928 1837-1881



Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1573-1872 1573-1889  None
LOPC 1573-1616;1777-1837 1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs 1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs
LBMD 1837-1881 1837-1946 1837-1881 
AC  1573-1616 1573-1616 1573-1616

To view a full list of list of all of Manchester City's numerous chapelries and district churches (over 150), see the ancient parish of MANCHESTER, OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.

Original Records

St Michael Manchester Chapelry registers of baptisms, marriages and burials have been microfilmed and imaged by FamilySearch. Most of the data is now available online at its website. The original parish (chapelry) registers are housed at the Manchester Central Library Archives.


Census records

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

Manchester 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 221-247. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 July 2010.