Pendlebury, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapel History

PENDLEBURY (St John the Evangelist), chapelry,in the parish of Eccles, Lancashire, union and hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 4¼ miles northwest by west of Manchester. Dedicated to St John, this chapel was built by the year 1842. In 1859, Christ Church Chapelry was created as well, in this township. There is a place of worship for Independents.[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

  • Salford

Church records

Online Records

Church of England

Pendlebury chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Eccles to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

FS =
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
AC =
FREG = FreeReg

  Baptisms Marriages Burials 
FS  1849-1910 1849-1894  1842-1991 - part.
LOPC 1837-1923 1849-1926  1842-1911 
AC  None None None
ECCLES ST MARY PARISH (1563) Indexes (ancient parish containing PENDELBURY ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials 
FS 1564-1632 1564-1632 None
LOPC 1819-1848  1565-1873 1810-1842
LBMD None 1837-1940 None
FMP None 1565-1758 None
AC 1563-1666 1563-1666 1563-1663
FREG 1564-1632 1564-1632 1563-1632

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Pendlebury and comprising the whole ancient parish of Eccles to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ECCLES ST MARY PARISH page.

Pendlebury- St John the Evangelist
Baptisms-1842-1862- MFPR 1549 or MFPR 2007
Baptisms-1862-1930- MFPR 2007
Baptisms-1930-1980- Archives L112
Burials-1842-1945- MFPR 2008
Burials-1945-1991- MFPR 2009
Marriages-1849-1908- MFPR 2007
Marriages-1908-1930- MFPR 2008
Marriages-1930-1981- Archives L112

The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)

Parish registers for Pendlebury, 1842-1991 Microfilm of original records formerly held at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.
Pendlebury is a village, a township and two chapelries in Eccles parish. St. John's was formed in 1843.
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L 112/1/1/1-4; L 112/1/2/1-4; L 112/1/3/1-7.

Baptisms, 1842-1931. Marriages, 1849-July 1908.
Marriages, June 1908-1931. Burials, 1842-Mar. 1945.
Burials, Jan. 1945-1991.
2355969 Items 1 - 3

Bishop's transcripts for Pendlebury, 1844-1855 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
St. John the Evangelist in Pendlebury is a chapelry in the parish of Eccles.
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/108a

Baptisms and burials, 1844-1855
1545555 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.

Poor Law Unions

Salford, Lancashire 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. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 545-549. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.