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Stalybridge Old St George, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Stalybridge Old St George, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Stalybridge Old St George, Lancashire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salford
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Ashton Under Lyne
Registration District Ashton under Lyne
Records begin
Parish registers: 1776
Bishop's Transcripts: 1782
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ashton Under Lyne
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Archives

Chapel History[edit | edit source]

Stalybridge Old St Georgeis a chapelry partlyin thetownship of Dukinfield, parish of Stockport, Cheshire and partly also in the parish of Ashton -under-LyneLancashire created by the year 1782 from the ancient parish of Ashton Under Lyne [St Michael].

"STALYBRIDGE, a market-town with chapelries, in the union of Ashton-under-Lyne; partly in the Hartshead division of the parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster; partly in the township of Dukinfield, parish of Stockport, and partly in the township of Stayley, parish of Mottram-in-Longdendale, hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester; 1 mile (E. by S.) from Ashton, 7 miles (E.) from Manchester, and 8 northeast by north from Stockport. The chapel, at Cocker Hill, dedicated to St. George, was erected by subscription in 1776; chapelry registers survive from 1782. An additional church, also dedicated to St. George, was built in 1840 (see New St George Stayleybridge). At Stayley - 1839, and in Dukinfield Township proper are other chapels of the Church of England, including Dukinfield Chapel (1677), Dukinfield St John (1844) and Dukinfield St Mark (1846).

There are places of worship for General and Particular Baptists, Wesleyan Methodists, Primitive Methodists, Methodists of the New Connexion, Independents, and Roman Catholics."[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day.

Registration Districts
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  •  Ashton under Lyne (1894–1937)
  •  Hyde (1937–74)
  •  Tameside (post 1974)

Church Records[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Chapelry is a church or churches built in a large ecclesiastical parish to help the members attend worship services closer to their homes.

Online Parish Records Table

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

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Stalybridge Old St George Parish Records
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Baptisms
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FamilySearch Collections-Lancashire
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Parish Registers-Lancashire
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
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FreeREG
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Find My Past-Lancashire ($)
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Ancestry-Church of England BMD-Lancashire ($)
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformist Churches (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

  • Stalybridge, St. Peter (Roman Catholic), Spring Bank Street. Founded 1838. Registers of baptisms 1839–1953, marriages 1841–1960 and burials 1839–1973 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Millbrook, St. Raphael (Roman Catholic). Founded 1958.
  • Stalybridge, Ebenezer Baptist Chapel (Particular), Cross Leach Street. Founded 1813, Built in 1836. Registers 1807–1837 are at Lancashire Record Office.
  • Stalybridge, Mount Pleasant (Mount Olive) Baptist Chapel. Founded 1804, Built in 1819 in Cross Street, rebuilt in 1846 in Wakefield Road. Registers 1809–1837 are at Lancashire Record Office. Registers 1846–1939 are in Tameside Library.
  •  Stalybridge, Bethel Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Founded 1798, Built in 1831. Registers 1798–1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office. Registers of baptisms and marriages 1838–1956 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Stalybridge, Gospel Mission Room, Key Street.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Caroline Street. Founded 1762, Built in 1815, rebuilt in 1872. Registers 1812–1837 are at Lancashire Record Office. Registers of baptisms 1839–1874 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Grasscroft Street/Canal Street. Founded 1827, Built in 1892. Registers of baptisms 1845–1957 and marriages 1915–1957 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion), Grosvenor Square. Registers 1839–1842 are at Tameside Library.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Free), Booth Street. Built in 1849, rebuilt in 1877. Registers of baptisms 1865–1965 and marriages 1901–1963 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Portland Street. Built in 1864, closed in 1869.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Blandford Street. Founded 1869.
  • Millbrook, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).
  • Millbrook, Mount Tabor Methodist Chapel (New Connexion).
  • Stalybridge, Spiritualist Church, Castle Street.
  • Stalybridge, Spiritualist Church, Corporation Street.
  • Stalybridge, Unitarian Chapel (Primitive), Canal Street. Founded 1860, Built in 1870.
  • Stalybridge, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Melbourne Street. Built in 1830, rebuilt in 1861. Registers 1789–1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office and Lancashire Record Office.

Non-Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Church records, 1812-1837 Notes Microfilm of original records at the Public Record Office, London. Births, baptisms and burials at Caroline Street Chapel, parish of Dukinfield, 1812-1837. Staleybridge is partly in the parishes of Ashton-under-Lyne, Stockport, and Mottram. RG-4 series nos. 545, 546, 547.

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Census Records
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Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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[edit | edit source]

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Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 175-180. Greatly adapted. Date accessed: 18 November 2013.