Salford St Stephen, Lancashire Genealogy

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Salford St Stephen

Chapelry History

St. Stephen's, Salford, a neat building of brick ornamented with stone, with a handsome tower, was founded in 1794, [and it stands in Salford Parochial Chapelry], and within the boundaries of Manchester Our Lady, St Peter and St Denys Cathedral].[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

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

Salford- St Stephen
Banns-1931-1956- MFPR 2178
Baptisms-1794-1812- MFPR 144 or MFPR 2177
Baptisms-1812-1956- MFPR 144
Burials-1794-1813- MFPR 146
Burials-1813-1846- MFPR 146 or MFPR 2178
Burials-1847-1856- MFPR 146 or MFPR 2178
Burials-1856-1872- MFPR 146
Marriages-1838-1915- MFPR 145
Marriages-1915-1921- MFPR 146
Marriages-1921-1956- MFPR 146 or MFPR 2178
Marriages-1956-1957- MFPR 2178

The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)

Parish registers for St. Stephen's Church, Salford, 1794-1957 ofilm of original records formerly held at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.
Manchester Archives Central Library call no.: L192.

Baptisms and burials, 1794-1812.
1408727 Item 8
Baptisms, 1813-1931. Marriages, 1838-November 1869.
Marriages, March 1869-March 1921.
Marriages, March 1921-1957. Burials, 1813-1838, 1847-1856, 1838-1847, 1856-1872. Banns of marriages, 1931-1956.
1408730 Items 1 - 6

Bishop's transcripts for Salford area churches, 1635-1889

Baptisms and burials of Trinity Church, 1826-1836; baptisms, 1885-1889; baptisms of St. Matthias, 1842-1846; baptisms and burials of St. Philip, 1833-1840; baptisms and burials of St. Stephen, 1808-1844 (includes marriages from 1838)
1545654 Items 4-5

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. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 221-247.&amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 21 July 2010.