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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]  
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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Middleton]]  
  
[[Image:Middleton,_St_Leonard_Lancashire.jpg|thumb|right|Middleton St Leonard]]<br>  
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Guide to '''Middleton, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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[[Image:Middleton, St Leonard Lancashire.jpg|thumb|right]]<br>  
  
 
View a [[List of Chapelries within Middleton Parish]].  
 
View a [[List of Chapelries within Middleton Parish]].  
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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
MIDDLETON (St. Leonard), a market-town and parish, in the hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire; containing, with the chapelries of Ainsworth and Ashworth, and the townships of Birtle cum Bamford, Hopwood, Great Lever, Pilsworth, and Thornham, 15,488 inhabitants, of whom 7740 are in the town, 6 miles (N. N. E.) from Manchester, 55 (S. E. by S.) from Lancaster, and 192 (N. N. W.) from London. The manor of Middleton belonged at a very remote period to the powerful family of de Lacy, earls of Lincoln, and afterwards passed by marriage to Thomas Plantagenet, Earl of Lancaster; to both of these great families, the local family of Middleton were for a long time feodary. It would appear that the manor subsequently passed to the Kydales and the Bartons; and by the marriage of Sir Ralph Assheton, commonly called the "Black Knight of Ashton," with the last heiress of the Bartons, it was conveyed to the Assheton family. Sir Ralph was successively knight-marshal, and vice-constable of England, the latter office having been conferred upon him for his gallant services under Richard, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards Richard III.; and his devoted attachment to the house of York was rewarded by that sovereign with the grant of divers manors confiscated from the adherents of the house of Lancaster. His grandson, Sir Richard Assheton, was one of the heroes of Flodden-Field, and led to the attack in that memorable battle a body of Middleton bowmen, which formed part of the left wing under the command of Sir Edward Stanley; for his valour on the occasion, he received the honour of knighthood from Henry VIII., and various important privileges were conferred upon his manor of Middleton. In the 17th century, Ralph Assheton, of Middleton, represented the county of Lancaster in the Long parliament; and commanded, first as colonel and afterwards as general, in the Lancashire forces under the Commonwealth. He led the Middleton club-men against the royalists in the engagement at Bolton-le-Moors; and after the defeat of Charles II. and the Earl of Derby at the battle of Worcester in 1651, the king's troops under Leslie and Middleton, returning into Lancashire, were defeated by Lilburne and Harrison at Middleton, where the royalist generals were taken prisoners. General Assheton, who died in 1650, was succeeded by his son, Ralph Assheton, Esq., who, adopting the course taken by his relative, Sir George Booth, Bart., espoused the cause of Charles II., and was created a baronet after the Restoration. He was succeeded in his title and estates by his son, Ralph, whose nephew, of the same name, succeeded in 1716, and was the last of the male line of this remarkable family. Of his two coheiresses, Mary and Eleanor, the former married Harbord Harbord, Esq., afterwards first lord Suffield; and the manor now belongs to his lordship's grandson, the present peer. The town is supposed to have derived its name, Middle-town, from its situation midway between Manchester and Rochdale. It is agreeably situated on the road between those places, and is well watered by two confluent streams which have their rise in the immediate neighbourhood. The cotton manufacture, of which this is one of the principal seats, is carried on in its various branches of spinning, weaving, bleaching, and printing; and since the erection of the first cotton-mill, by Mr. John Mercer, about fifty years ago, the importance of the town and the number of its population have rapidly increased. The manufacture of nankeens, ginghams, and check handkerchiefs, is also considerable; and there are manufactories of silk, chiefly for plain sarsnets; and extensive dye-works. Middleton Hall, the ancient seat of the Asshetons, was pulled down in 1845, and on its site large cotton-mills have been erected. In 1846 an act was obtained for lighting the town and vicinity with gas. The Rochdale canal passes about a mile and a half east of Middleton, and the Manchester and Leeds railway runs in the same direction, but nearer to the town; a branch line from the latter, about half a mile in length, extends into the market-place. A royal grant for holding a market on Friday was obtained in 1791, by Lord Suffield, who built a handsome market-house, with commodious shambles for general market purposes and the sale of merchandise. Courts leet are regularly held twice a year, in April and October. In 1812, Middleton, like many other manufacturing towns, suffered much from the spirit of Luddism that then prevailed in Lancashire and the neighbouring counties; serious riots occurred in the town, and the frame-breakers committed many outrages upon the property of the mill-owners. The greatest sufferers by these lawless acts were Messrs. Burton and Sons, whose house was set on fire, and whose mill was very near sharing the same fate. For one whole day, the rioters held the mill in a state of absolute blockade, the ammunition of the soldiery (a company of the Royal Cumberland militia) intrenched within its walls, having been entirely expended; and there was every probability of its soon falling a prey to the fury of the assailants, when by the timely arrival of a troop of the Scots Greys, the premises were saved, and the mob was dispersed in all directions. The parish comprises about 8000 acres, of which upwards of 2000 are in the township of Middleton, where the surface of the land is undulated. The soil is various, being in some parts a strong clay, and in others a light sandy loam; but whether for corn or pasture, it is considered in every respect excellent: the proportion of arable land to pasture is about four acres to twenty; the crops mostly grown are oats and potatoes. There is an abundance of coal, of which the principal mines are in Thornham and Hopwood. The rivers connected with the parish are, the Irk, anciently written "Yrke," the Roch, the Nadin, the Bradshaw, and the Sudden. Several gentlemen's seats are interspersed through the townships; among those in Middleton township is Langley Hall, once of stone, now a brick pile, to the west of the town. Rhodes Green was the seat of a younger branch of the Hopwoods; the house is a low plain building, at present divided into cottages. Parkfield is the residence of Thomas Ashton, Esq., one of the magistrates of the county. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £36. 3. 11½.; net income, about £1000 per annum; patron, Lord Suffield. The church is of great antiquity, but there is no record of the period of its erection; the aisles bear the date 1554: it stands on a gently rising hill, with a fine plantation of trees adjoining. The tower, which is low, is surmounted with an awkward addition of wood. The windows are richly adorned with painted glass, and in the north window are figures representing persons formerly of note in the neighbourhood: the east window was renewed by the rector in 1846. Of the several monuments, the most prominent are those of the Assheton family. At '''Ainsworth, Ashworth, Birch''', and '''Birtle''' are separate incumbencies. There are places of worship for Independents, Primitive Methodists, Wesleyans, the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion, and Swedenborgians. One of the earliest and most important charitable institutions of Middleton, is Queen Elizabeth's free grammar school, founded and endowed by Alexander Nowell, D.D., Dean of St. Paul's, in 1572. Dr. Nowell also founded thirteen small scholarships in Brasenose College, Oxford, for the benefit of this and other schools in the county; these scholarships have lately been reduced to two good ones. The school is also entitled to share in two scholarships founded in the same college by Samuel Radcliffe, D.D., in 1648. President Bradshaw, who sat in judgment on Charles I., received a part of his education in Middleton school, to which he bequeathed £500, to be laid out in the purchase of an annuity for increasing the salaries of the master and usher. In the town and parish are numerous day and Sunday schools for all denominations. For the relief of the poor are, Guest's, Stock's, Catherine Hopwood's, Buckley's, Cook's, Richardson's, and other charities. Dr. William Assheton, prebendary of York and rector of Beckenham, was born at Middleton in 1641: he was the author of several works of great merit, chiefly of a religious and controversial character; and his learning recommended him for an Irish bishopric, and the mastership of Brasenose College, Oxford, both which he refused. Samuel Bamford, the "Lancashire Poet," is also a native of this place.  
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MIDDLETON St. Leonard, a market-town and a '''parish''', in the hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire; containing, with the '''chapelries''' of Ainsworth and Ashworth, and the townships of Birtle cum Bamford, Hopwood, Great Lever, Pilsworth, and Thornham, is 6 miles north by northeast from Manchester.  
  
From: ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 306-310. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51148 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.
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At Ainsworth, Ashworth, Birch, and Birtle Thornham, are separate incumbencies [chapels of ease with parish registers--all of which lay within the boundary of St Leonard &nbsp;Middleton Parish]. There are places of worship for '''Independents''', '''Primitive Methodists''', '''Wesleyans''', the '''Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion''', and '''Swedenborgians'''.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51148#s8 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 306-310. Date accessed 21 October 2013 </ref>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== 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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
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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. Here are two outstanding&nbsp;Internet sites with indexes to vital births, marriages and deaths for Lancashire and England in general:  
  
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
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#[http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD]&nbsp;- from 1837 to 1940;&nbsp;later (part.) with free B M Ds for the county and country
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#[[Lancashire BMD]]&nbsp;- Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths; and provides the parish or place of marriages&nbsp;<br>
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&nbsp;
  
 
==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
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'''Online Records'''
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Middleton St Leonard's parish registers&nbsp;and those registers of many of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been&nbsp;transcribed and are displayed&nbsp;online at the&nbsp;web sites listed below and for the following ranges of years''':'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''AC''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk Ancestry.co.uk (£)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series FindMyPast.co.uk (£)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FREG''' = [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl FreeReg]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS ''' = [http://familysearch.org FamilySearch.org]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LBMD''' = [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk LancashireBMD.org.uk]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LOPC''' = [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html Lancashire Online Parish Clerk]
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{| width="625" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" align="center"
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''MIDDLETON&nbsp;ST&nbsp;LEONARD PARISH&nbsp;(1541) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://familysearch.org 1541-1752]'''
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'''[http://familysearch.org 1541-1752]; [http://familysearch.org 1813-1818;]&nbsp;''' '''[http://familysearch.org 1828-1830]'''
  
Bishop's transcripts for Middleton, 1609-1874 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.<br>Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/221-230<br>
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'''[http://familysearch.org 1609-1678];''' '''[http://familysearch.org 1805-1819;]&nbsp;'''[http://familysearch.org '''1827-1832;'''] [http://familysearch.org '''1838-1847''']''';''' [http://familysearch.org '''1865-1874''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Middleton/index.html '''1695-1874''']&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Middleton/index.html 1541-1836]'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Middleton/index.html 1541-1874]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1837-1974]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series '''1541-1752''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1541-1752''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1541-1752]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 1541-1752]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl '''1541-1630, 1653-1729''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl 1541-1644, 1658-1729]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl 1641-1729]'''
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''MIDDLETON&nbsp;HOLY&nbsp;TRINITY&nbsp;Chapelry (1862) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1862-1965] - '''part.
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1863-1970]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''AINSWORTH&nbsp;CHRIST&nbsp;CHURCH&nbsp;Chapelry (1727)&nbsp;Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1727-1912''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1837-1900]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''ASHWORTH ST&nbsp;JAMES&nbsp;Chapelry (1813) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''<u>Baptisms</u>'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1813-1869''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1813-1845&nbsp;''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''BIRCH IN HOPWOOD ST&nbsp;MARY&nbsp;Chapelry&nbsp;(1829) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1829-1839''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''[https://familysearch.org/ 1829-1839]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1839-1974]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''BIRTLE ST&nbsp;JOHN&nbsp;THE&nbsp;BAPTIST&nbsp;Chapelry&nbsp;(1846) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1854-1925]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None&nbsp;
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''BOWLEE&nbsp;ST&nbsp;THOMAS&nbsp;Chapelry (1877) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''<u>Baptisms</u>'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''<u>Marriages</u>'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''GREAT&nbsp;LEVER&nbsp;ST&nbsp;BARTHOLOMEW&nbsp;Chapelry (1879) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Bolton-le-Moors/Great-Lever/stbartholomew/index.html 1879-1934]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Bolton-le-Moors/Great-Lever/stmichael/index.html '''1851-1906''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''HOPWOOD&nbsp;Chapelry '''- see Birch St Mary Chapelry
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''RHODES&nbsp;ALL SAINTS&nbsp;Chapelry (1864)&nbsp;Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1864-1974]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''THORNHAM ST&nbsp;JOHN&nbsp;THE&nbsp;EVANGELIST&nbsp;Chapelry&nbsp;(1841) Indexes'''
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire 1911-1974]'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None&nbsp;
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|}
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Middleton parish registers may be found at the Manchester Archives and Local Studies, Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD.
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Bishop's transcripts for Middleton, 1609-1874 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.<br>Lancashire Record Office: ref. DRM/2/221-230<br>  
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Here's some of the microfilm copies of Middleton St Leonard's Parish available at The Family History Library, Salt Lake City,&nbsp;UT, U.S.A.. These can be circulated to any one of its satellite [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers] worldwide&nbsp;
  
 
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| Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1609-1641, 1662- 1690, 1721-1729 <br>
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| Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1609-1641, 1662- 1690, 1721-1729 <br>  
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545656 Item 6 <br>
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545656 Item 6 <br>
 
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| Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1730-1805 <br>
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| Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1730-1805 <br>  
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545698 <br>
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545698 <br>
 
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|-
| Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1805-1819 <br>
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| Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1805-1819 <br>  
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545699 <br>
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545699 <br>
 
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|-
| Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1820-1826 <br>
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| Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1820-1826 <br>  
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545700 <br>
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545700 <br>
 
|-
 
|-
| Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1827-1832 <br>
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| Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1827-1832 <br>  
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545701 <br>
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545701 <br>
 
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| Baptisms and burials, 1833-1839; marriages, 1833- 1837 <br>
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| Baptisms and burials, 1833-1839; marriages, 1833- 1837 <br>  
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545702 <br>
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545702 <br>
 
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| Baptisms, burials, 1840-1847, baptisms, 1865-1868, burials, 1865-1868, baptisms, 1869-1870, burials, 1869-1870, baptisms, burials, 1871, 1873. <br>
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| Baptisms, burials, 1840-1847, baptisms, 1865-1868, burials, 1865-1868, baptisms, 1869-1870, burials, 1869-1870, baptisms, burials, 1871, 1873. <br>  
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545703 <br>
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545703 <br>
 
|-
 
|-
| Baptisms and burials, 1873-1874 <br>
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| Baptisms and burials, 1873-1874 <br>  
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545704 Item 1 <br>
 
| FHL BRITISH Film <br>1545704 Item 1 <br>
 
|}
 
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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
{{Expand section|any unique information, such as ''the census for X year was destroyed''}}
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{{British Census|306910}}  
  
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census<br>  
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<br>  
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
[[Oldham Poor Law Union]]
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[[Oldham Poor Law Union]]  
  
 
==== Probate records<br>  ====
 
==== Probate records<br>  ====
  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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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==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1541''' - {{FSbook|983467|disp=1541 Subsidy of Myddelton}} (p. 143)<ref name="ear">J.P. Earwaker, ''Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628'' (London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885). Digital version at {{FSbook|983467}} - free.</ref>
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*'''1622''' - {{FSbook|983467|disp=1622 Subsidy of Midleton}} (p. 158)<ref name="ear" />
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*'''1665-1667''' - Lancashire Hearth Tax: Lonsdale Hundred, Middleton. [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/default.asp E 179/132/352], The National Archives. Microfilm: {{FHL|988765|item|disp=FHL Film 2228692}}.
  
 
== Maps and Gazetteers<br>  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers<br>  ==
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== Web sites  ==
 
== Web sites  ==
  
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Here are some major websites affecting Lanacashire online family history research:
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Civil Registration:
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#[http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD]&nbsp;- from 1837 to 1940;&nbsp;later (part.) with free B M Ds for the county and country
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#[[Lancashire BMD]]&nbsp;- Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths; and provides the parish or place of marriages&nbsp;<br>
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Church Records:
  
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53020 British History Online Middleton<br>  
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*[http://familysearch.org <font color="#800080">FamilySearch.org</font>]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html <font color="#800080">Lancashire Online Parish&nbsp;Clerk</font>]
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*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series <font color="#0066cc">FindMyPast.co.uk</font>]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk <font color="#800080">LancashireBMD</font>]&nbsp;
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*[http://search.ancestry.co.uk <font color="#800080">Ancestry.co.uk</font>]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl <font color="#800080">FreeReg</font>]
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http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53020 Pilsworth<br>
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<br>http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53020 British History Online Middleton<br>  
  
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http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53020 Pilsworth<br>  
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== References  ==
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{{Lancashire}}
  
 
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[[Category:Lancashire]]

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England Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Parishes Gotoarrow.png Middleton

Guide to Middleton, Lancashire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Middleton, St Leonard Lancashire.jpg

View a List of Chapelries within Middleton Parish.

Parish History

MIDDLETON St. Leonard, a market-town and a parish, in the hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire; containing, with the chapelries of Ainsworth and Ashworth, and the townships of Birtle cum Bamford, Hopwood, Great Lever, Pilsworth, and Thornham, is 6 miles north by northeast from Manchester.

At Ainsworth, Ashworth, Birch, and Birtle Thornham, are separate incumbencies [chapels of ease with parish registers--all of which lay within the boundary of St Leonard  Middleton Parish]. There are places of worship for Independents, Primitive Methodists, Wesleyans, the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion, and Swedenborgians.[1]

Resources

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. Here are two outstanding Internet sites with indexes to vital births, marriages and deaths for Lancashire and England in general:

  1. FreeBMD - from 1837 to 1940; later (part.) with free B M Ds for the county and country
  2. Lancashire BMD - Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths; and provides the parish or place of marriages 

 

Church records

Online Records

Middleton St Leonard's parish registers and those registers of many of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been transcribed and are displayed online at the web sites listed below and for the following 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
MIDDLETON ST LEONARD PARISH (1541) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1541-1752

1541-1752; 1813-1818;  1828-1830

1609-1678; 1805-1819; 1827-1832; 1838-1847; 1865-1874

LOPC  1695-1874  1541-1836  1541-1874
LBMD  None  1837-1974 None 
FMP None 1541-1752 None
AC 1541-1752 1541-1752 1541-1752
FREG 1541-1630, 1653-1729 1541-1644, 1658-1729 1641-1729
MIDDLETON HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1862) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LBMD None 1862-1965 - part. 1863-1970
AINSWORTH CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1727) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1727-1912 1731-1754; 1808-1837; 1843-1948 1727-1948
LOPC None None  None
LBMD None 1837-1900 None
ASHWORTH ST JAMES Chapelry (1813) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1813-1869 1813-1845  1836-1869
LOPC None None None
LBMD None None None
BIRCH IN HOPWOOD ST MARY Chapelry (1829) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1829-1839 None 1829-1839
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1839-1974 None 
BIRTLE ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Chapelry (1846) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS  1846-1910 1857-1935 None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1854-1925 None 
BOWLEE ST THOMAS Chapelry (1877) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LBMD None None None
GREAT LEVER ST BARTHOLOMEW Chapelry (1879) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1879-1934 1880-1927
GREAT LEVER ST MICHAEL WITH ST BARTHOLOMEW Chapelry (1851) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1851-1910
1851-1935 None
LOPC 1851-1906 1851-1924 1851-1928
LBMD None None None 
HOPWOOD Chapelry - see Birch St Mary Chapelry
RHODES ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1864) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None  None
LBMD None 1864-1974 None
THORNHAM ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Chapelry (1841) Indexes

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1911-1974 None 

Middleton parish registers may be found at the Manchester Archives and Local Studies, Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD.

Bishop's transcripts for Middleton, 1609-1874 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Lancashire Record Office: ref. DRM/2/221-230

Here's some of the microfilm copies of Middleton St Leonard's Parish available at The Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A.. These can be circulated to any one of its satellite FamilySearch Centers worldwide 

Content
Film
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1609-1641, 1662- 1690, 1721-1729
FHL BRITISH Film
1545656 Item 6
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1730-1805
FHL BRITISH Film
1545698
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1805-1819
FHL BRITISH Film
1545699
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1820-1826
FHL BRITISH Film
1545700
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1827-1832
FHL BRITISH Film
1545701
Baptisms and burials, 1833-1839; marriages, 1833- 1837
FHL BRITISH Film
1545702
Baptisms, burials, 1840-1847, baptisms, 1865-1868, burials, 1865-1868, baptisms, 1869-1870, burials, 1869-1870, baptisms, burials, 1871, 1873.
FHL BRITISH Film
1545703
Baptisms and burials, 1873-1874
FHL BRITISH Film
1545704 Item 1


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 306910.



Poor Law Unions

Oldham 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.

Taxation

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

Here are some major websites affecting Lanacashire online family history research:

Civil Registration:

  1. FreeBMD - from 1837 to 1940; later (part.) with free B M Ds for the county and country
  2. Lancashire BMD - Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths; and provides the parish or place of marriages 

Church Records:


http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53020 British History Online Middleton

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53020 Pilsworth

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 306-310. Date accessed 21 October 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.P. Earwaker, Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628 (London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.