Tydesley cum Shakerley, Lancashire Genealogy

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Tyldesley St George

Chapelry History

Tydesley cum Shakerley was created a parochial chapelry in 1827 from, and lying within the boundaries of  Leigh, Lancashire Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Shakerley.

"TYLDESLEY, or Tyldesley cum Shackerley St George, a township and with a parochial district chapel, in the union of Leigh, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 10 miles west by north from Manchester. The hamlet of Shackerley is in the higher division of the township. In 1827 the township was separated from Leigh St Mary parish, and erected into a distinct parish as regards ecclesiastical affairs. The church, was erected in 1825. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and the Connexion of the Countess of Huntingdon."[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

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

Church records

Online Records

Church of England

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

TYDESLEY Chapelry (1829) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1826-1901  1829-1900 None
LOPC 1825-1901 1825-1938 1829-1901
LEIGH ST MARY'S PARISH (1558) Indexes (ancient parish containing TYDESLEY Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1559-1872 1701-1845  1753-1857
LOPC 1700-1901 1560-1901 1660-1856 
FMP  None 1560-1624 None
LBMD None 1837-1950 None 
AC 1558-1700 1558-1700 1558-1700

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Tydesley and comprising the whole ancient parish of Leigh to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the LEIGH PARISH page.

Tyldesley- St George
Baptisms-1825-1859- MFPR 196
Burials-1825-1855- MFPR 196
Marriages-1829-1837- MFPR 196
See also Tyldesley, Tyldesley Chapel

Tyldesley- Tyldesley Chapel (Leigh parish)
Baptisms-1825-1828- MFPR 1028
Burials-1826-1828- MFPR 1030

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

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)

Parish registers for Tydelesley cum Shakerley Microfilm of original records in the Wigan Record Office, Leigh, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England.

Tyldesley was once a chapelry in the parish of Leigh.

The name of the church is St. George.

Baptisms, 1825-1895. FHL BRITISH Film 1885664
Baptisms, 1895-1900 (including some entries for 1901). FHL BRITISH Film 1885665
Marriages, 1829-1852. FHL BRITISH Film 1885666
Marriages, 1852-1900 (including some entries for 1901). FHL BRITISH Film 1885667
Burials, 1825-1900 (including some entries for 1901). FHL BRITISH Film 1885668

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

Leigh, 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. 407-411. Adapted. Date accessed: 02 August 2010.