Radcliffe St Thomas, Lancashire Genealogy

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Radcliffe St Thomas

Chapelry History

St. Thomas's district, Radcliffe-Bridge, was formed in 1819 from, and lying within the boundaries of Radcliffe St Mary.[1] 

Radcliffe St Thomas was created district church by 1821 from Radcliffe, St Mary Lancashire Ancient Parish.


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

Church of England

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

FS = FamilySearch.org
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk
AC = Ancestry.co.uk
FREG = FreeReg

RADCLIFFE ST THOMAS Chapelry  (1819) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1863-1910 1874-1935 1863-1964
LOPC 1819-1825, 1878 None 1877-1921
LBMD None 1849-1900 None
RADCLIFFE ST MARY PARISH (1557) Indexes (ancient parish containing RADCLIFFE ST THOMAS Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1557-1916 1560-1874 1756-1925
LOPC 1557-1673, 1680-1783, 1813-1851 1560-1770, 1831-1897 1558-1783, 1813-1833, 1841-1925
LBMD 1837-1900 1837-1900 1837-1879
FMP None 1560-1766 None
AC 1557-1783 1560-1761 1557-1783
FREG 1828-1851 1831-1864 1841-1914

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

Radcliffe- St Thomas
Baptisms-1819-1825- MFPR 150 or MFPR 2097
Baptisms-1825-1837- MFPR 150
Baptisms-1837-1837- MFPR 150 or MFPR 2097
Baptisms-1837-1859- MFPR 150
Baptisms-1859-1899- MFPR 1587
Baptisms-1899-1981- MFPR 1588
Baptisms Transcript-1819-1886- q929.32738 RAD (976)
Baptisms Transcript-1886-1981- q929.32738 RAD (022)
Burials-1826-1854- MFPR 150
Burials-1854-1890- MFPR 1593
Burials-1890-1964- MFPR 1594
Burials Transcript-1819-1964- q929.32738 RAD (553)
Marriages-1849-1894- MFPR 1589
Marriages-1894-1928- MFPR 1590
Marriages-1928-1969- MFPR 1591
Marriages-1969-1987- MFPR 1592
Marriages Transcript-1849-1894- q929.32738 RAD (008)
Marriages Transcript-1894-1928- q929.32738 RAD (008)
Marriages Transcript-1928-1987- q929.32738 RAD (008)

The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)

Parish registers for St. Thomas' Church, Radcliffe, 1813-1964 Microfilm of originals in St. Thomas Church, Radcliffe, and at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L155/1/1/3-7; L155/1/2/2-7; L155/1/3/4-10.

Baptisms, 1826-1853. Marriages, 1813-1837.
Baptisms, 1826-1876; marriages, 1849-1876; burials, 1826-1858.
Baptisms, 1874-1931. Marriages, 1874-March 1892.
Marriages, March 1892-1951.
Burials, 1858-1877.
992091 Item 1
Burials, 1877-1964.
2356279 Items 1 - 7

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 306933.

Poor Law Unions

Bury Poor Law Union, Lancashire

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. 627-630. Adapted.  Date accessed: 20 July 2010.