Newton All Saints, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapel History

NEWTON, a parochial chapelry, in the parishand union of Manchester, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire; comprising the townships of Bradford, Droylsden, Failsworth, Newton, and Moston, 2 miles northeast by east from Manchester. The former chapel, dedicated to All Saints, and built prior to 1650, fell down on the 2nd of May, 1808 and rebuilt by 1848. The townships of Droylsden and Failsworth have lately been constituted ecclesiastical parishes, under the provisions of the act 6th and 7th Victoria, cap. 37; St Marys Droylsden was consecrated and opened for worship in August, 1846, and Failsworth St John was erected by 1845. The chapels of St Mary Moston and Bradford Christ Church opened respectively in 1867 and 1862.

There are several places of worship for dissenters; and numerous schools.[1]

Records for All Saints Parish Church date back to 1655. There is an ancient chapelry mentioned as far back as 1573 when Bishop Bridgman made an order in respect of maintenance for a curate.

The current church was erected in 1814 under an Act of Parliament. At this time the district of the chapelry changed and included Newton (Newton Heath), Failsworth, Droylsden, Bradford and part of Moston. This continued until the passing of the Rectorial Act when these places were separated and became parishes.

Newton All Saints was created as a chapelry in 1839 from, and lying within Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire Ancient Parish.

Other places in the chapelry include: Kirkmanshulme and Culcheth.

The modern parish was created in 1997 when united with St. Wilfred and St. Anne's to form the parish of Newton Heath.


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 

Online transcriptions for Chorlton cum Hardy St Clement Chapelry exist, as well as those for the ancient parish of Manchester Our Lady, St George, and St Denys--to which it was attached. Links to online baptisms, marriages and burials registers are displayed below and located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years: 

LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
FMP =  FMP = FindMyPast
LBMDLancashire BMD
AC =


NEWTON ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1655) Indexes - (sometimes referred to as "Newton-Heath"; see also Birch in Rusholme)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1655-1844 1837-1928 1672-1950
LOPC 1831-1837 None  None
LBMD 1837-1908 1837-1985 1837-1883
NEWTON HEATH ST ANN Chapelry (1876) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1876-1931 - part. 1883-1940 - part. None
LOPC 1837-1908 - see Newton All Saints  1883-1985 - see Newton All Saints 1837-1883 - see Newton All Saints 
LBMD 1883-1971
NEWTON HEATH ST AUGUSTINE Chapelry (1881) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1881-1930 - part. 1889-1951 - part. None
LOPC 1837-1908 - see Newton All Saints 1881-1985 - see Newton All Saints 1837-1883 - see Newton All Saints
NEWTON HEATH ST MARK Chapelry (1881) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1837-1908 - see Newton All Saints  1881-1985 -  see Newton All Saints  1837-1883 - see Newton All Saints
LBMD None 1892-1950 None
(OLD) NEWTON ST MARK Chapelry (1885) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LBMD None 1885-1958 None



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 all chapelries and district churches in the ancient parish of Manchester and their respective links to online transcriptions of their baptisms, marriages and burials, be sure to visit the MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL) OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.

Original Records Parish registers for All Saints' Church, Newton, 1655-1950 Microfilm copy of original registers filmed at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England and formerly held at manchester Central Lirbrary.
Newton, near Manchester, also known as Newton-Heath, is a chapelry in Manchester parish.
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: M362/1/1/1-3, M362/2/1-8, M362/3/1-5, M362/1/4/1-13, M362/1/5/1-3.

Baptisms, 1655-1723, marriages, 1682-1727, burials, 1679-1726. Baptisms, 1723-1755, marriages, 1729-1754, burials, 1728-1755. Baptisms and burials, 1756-1782. Baptisms, 1793-July 1837.
Baptisms, July 1837-December 1913.
Baptisms, November 1913-1941. Marriages, 1837-June 1886.
Marriages, June 1886-August 1928.
Marriages, August 1928-1936. Burials, 1793-1812; baptisms, 1812-1816. Burials, 1813-1854.
Burials, October 1854-December 1912.
Burials, December 1912-1941. Pauper burials, 1861-1868. Burials, 1941-1950.
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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 438736.

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

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Web sites


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 404-407. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.