Manchester St Peter, Oldham Road, Lancashire Genealogy
The parish of St Peter, in the Cathedral rural deanery, was formed August 3, 1860, out of St George's, Manchester: the church in Blossom Street, Oldham Road, and consecrated in the year 1860, is an edifice of red brick with dressings of white brick and stone in the Italian style, consisting of an apsidal chancel, nave, aisles, north porch and a lofty western tower with pinnacles containing one bell: there are several small stained windows in the apse: the church will seat 1,350 persons, 500 sittings are free. The register dates from the year 1860. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £280, in the gift of five trustees and held since 1872 by the Rev. John Gruner Stowell, B.A. of Trinity College, Dublin"
Extract taken from Slater's Directory of Manchester, c1896
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
St Paul Manchester chapelry has online data transcriptions for many of its baptisms, marriages and burials. Since it resided within the Manchester Cathedral (the ancient parish) boundary, also note links to the parish (Cathedral) of Our Lady, St George and St Denys as well. Displayed below are the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years:
|FS =<a href="http://familysearch.org">FamilySearch.org</a>|
|LOPC = <a href="http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html">Lancashire Online Parish Clerk</a>|
|FMP = <a href="http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series">FMP = FindMyPast</a>|
|LBMD = <a href="http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk">Lancashire BMD</a>|
|AC = <a href="http://search.ancestry.co.uk">Ancestry.co.uk</a>|
To view a full list of all of Manchester City's chapelries and district church registers and the links to their online data of baptisms, marriages and burials, see the ancient parish (Cathedral) of <a href="https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Manchester_Our_Lady,_St_George_and_St_Denys,_Lancashire">MANCHESTER, OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS</a> page.
Parish registers for St. Peter's Church, Oldham Road, Manchester, 1860-1951 have been microfilmed by FamilySearch. Copies are of the original registers filmed at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.
In 1937 the parish united with the parish of St. James the Less to become St. Peter Oldham Road with St. James the Less.
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: M299/4/1-2, M299/4/2/1-2.
| Baptisms, 1860-1935. Marriages, 1860-February 1926.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
2357638 Items 3 - 6
| Marriages, January 1926-1951.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
2357639 Item 1
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.
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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http://www.flickr.com/photos/46820067@N03/4295645942/ for image of this church