Heywood, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Heywood, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Heywood, Lancashire
Heywood Saint Luke Lancashire.jpg
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salford
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Bury
Registration District Bury
Records begin
Parish registers: 1733; For more records see Bury [St Mary]
Bishop's Transcripts: 1807
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bury
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Record Office

Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

HEYWOOD (St. Luke), a town and chapelry, in the township of Heap, in the parish and union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3 miles east by southeast from Bury. The river Roche separates this vicinity from Birtle and Bury. The chapel, dedicated to St. Luke, was built in 1611; surviving registers began in 1745. Another chapelry was built in this town (see Heywood St James). There are places of worship for dissenters.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England

Heywood St Luke chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Bury 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 (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
HEYWOOD ST LUKE Chapelry  (1731) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1745-1812 1745-1812 1745-1812
AC 1813-1900 1800-1809, 1837-1895 1813-1906
FS 1731-1910 1837-1895 1765-1870
LOPC 1733-1900 1837-1895 1765-1906
LBMD 1837-1940 1837-1925 1837-1974
BURY ST MARY PARISH (1590) Indexes (ancient parish containing HEYWOOD ST LUKE Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1590-1909 1591-1935 1785-1976
LOPC 1699-1844 1591-1849, 1860-1861 1699-1728, 1739-1748, 1759-1837
LBMD None 1837-1900 None
FMP None 1598-1760 None
AC 1590-1698 1590-1698 1590-1698
FREG 1590-1698, 1817-1846 1591-1646 1591-1699

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

Non Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Bury Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate records
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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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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 501-505. Adapted. Date accessed: 15 October 2013.