Ancoats All Souls, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Ancoats All Souls, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Ancoats All Souls, Lancashire|
|Poor Law Union||Manchester|
|Registration District||Ashton under Lyne; Chorlton; Manchester; Salford|
|Parish registers: 1840|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1763|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Lancashire Record Office|
ANCOATS All Souls, was a "district church, erected in Everystreet, Ancoats, in 1839". It was created from, and lying within the boundaries of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire. Founded: 1840 Closed: 1984. Chapelry registers may be found in Manchester St Ann, Lancashire parish.
By the year 1880, Ancoats township had at least six chapelries with chapels built within it, and all residing within the parish boundary of, and under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Manchester Cathedral (Our Lady, St George & St Denys). To see these chapelries and the years in when they began in operation, scroll down to "Church Records" (Hint: Click the links to view ranges of years with online data available for these chapelry registers of baptisms, marriages and burials.)
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/
for both the post-civil registration time period (after 1837) and especially for finding ancestry in the pre-1837 time period.
- 1538 - 1910 England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910 at FamilySearch — index
- 1603 - 1910 England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910 at FamilySearch — index and images
Ancoats All Souls Chapelry and all its additional contemporary chapelries (5), possessed chapelry registers of baptisms, marriages and burials. These have been indexed or transcribed and are available online at no cost, as follows:
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|FMP = findmypast|
|LBMD = Lancashire BMD|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|ANCOATS CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1822) Indexes - a dissenters chapel after 1857|
|ANCOATS ALL SOULS Chapelry (1840) Indexes (see also St Ann Manchester pre-1850)|
|ANCOATS ST ANDREWS Chapelry (1831) Indexes|
|FS||1827-1910||1814-1930 - part.||1831-1855|
|ANCOATS ST JAMES THE LESS Chapelry (1867) Indexes|
|FS||1874-1920 - part.||1871-1930 - part.||None Extant|
|ANCOATS ST JUDE Chapelry (1837) Indexes|
|ANCOATS ST MARTIN Chapelry (1865) Indexes|
|ANCOATS ST PETER Chapelry (1860) - see under MANCHESTER ST PETER|
|MANCHESTER ST ANN Chapelry (1736) Indexes|
Ancoats All Souls Chapelry is one of about 150 chapels comprising the whole of Manchester Parish's boundary (by 1880). The 'mother' or ancient parish of Manchester City is Manchester St Mary (Our Lady), St George and St Denys (The Cathedral). See below:
MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL - OUR LADY, ST GEORGE AND ST DENYS (1573) Indexes
|LOPC||1573-1616;1777-1837||1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs||1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs|
If you do not locate your ancestor in the above church registers, and before researching in any other Lancashire parish, you must include a thorough search into all of Manchester City's attached chapelries! Unfortunately, Manchester Cathedral (the parish) is England's largest parish. For a full list of all chapelries and churches in Manchester City, see Manchester, Lancashire Genealogy (scroll down to "Church Records").
Bishop's transcripts for All Soul's Church, Manchester, 1763-1847 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. FamilySearch has microfilmed the original Bishop's transcripts, 1763, 1810-1845 / Church of England. St. Ann's Church (Manchester).
The church became known as All Soul's Ancoats in 1850. Ancoats is a suburb within Manchester.
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/186/4
| Baptisms only, 1840-1845.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
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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
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 221-247. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 September 2012
Henry Mantell's Article explains the influence of the Dean and Fellows of the Collegiate church on Manchester Parish records.