Radcliffe St Mary, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Radcliffe St Mary, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

RADCLIFFE St Mary [1557], a parish, in the union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 8 miles north by northwest of Manchester. The parish is one of the smallest in the county, and has no dependent townships. The church, built at different periods, is in various styles of architecture, with a low tower, and has a curious window, called "the east window in the Sun chapel:" the chancel was restored in 1845. There are a place of worship for Wesleyans, an excellent national school, and a large Sunday school adjacent to the church of Radcliffe-Bridge. [1]

A separate chapel was erected in 1819, called St. Thomas's district at Radcliffe-Bridge.

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]

Radcliffe St. Mary parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following websites and ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1559-1812 1559-1812 1559-1812
AC 1813-1915 1761-1930 1813-1925
FS 1557-1916 1560-1874 1756-1925
LOPC 1557-1673, 1680-1783, 1813-1851 1560-1770, 1831-1897 1558-1783, 1813-1833, 1841-1925
LBMD 1837-1900 1837-1900 1837-1879
FMP None 1560-1766 None
AC 1557-1783 1560-1761 1557-1783
FREG 1828-1851 1831-1864 1841-1914
RADCLIFFE ST ANDREW Chapelry  (1877) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
AC 1878-1930 1877-1908
LOPC 1877-1898 None 1877-1908
LBMD None 1878-1900 None
RADCLIFFE ST JOHN Chapelry  (1878) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1878-1979
RADCLIFFE ST THOMAS Chapelry  (1819) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1849-1930 1826-1964
FS 1863-1910 1874-1935 1863-1964
LOPC 1819-1825, 1878 None 1877-1921
LBMD None 1849-1900 None

Parish registers for St. Mary's Church, Radcliffe, 1557-1950 Microfilm of original records at the Manchester Public Library (1960), and formerly held at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England. Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L210/1/1/1-3, L210/1/2/1, L210/1/3/1-8, L210/1/4/1-11, L210/1/5/1.

Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1557-1783 (marriages to 1761). Baptisms, burials, 1783-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1827 (includes St. Thomas' Church, Radcliffe, entries from 31 December 1819 to 25 September 1825, and also 1837).
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Baptisms, 1828-1931. Marriages, 1761-June 1831.
Marriages, May 1831-February 1897.
Marriages, February 1897-1950. Burials, 1813-July 1841.
Burials, May 1841-1925.
2357469 Items 1 - 7
Baptisms, 1783-1851; marriages, 1761-1837; and burials, 1783-1850. (another filming)
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Original Records[edit | edit source]

The Lancashire Record Office at Bow Lane, Preston PR2 1RE, holds the original parish registers in its vast collections. Contact their website for contact information.

The Family History Library has microfilmed the parish registers and Bishop's transcripts of Radcliffe St. Mary parish for the years 1557-1918. These films are available for ordering/circulating and researching at any one of its satellite FamilySearch Centers worldwide.

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]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

  • 1541 - 1541 Subsidy of Radclyff and Heaton Rediche (p. 144)[2]
  • 1622 - 1622 Subsidy of Radclyff (p. 161)[2]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

Radcliffe Parish Church

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 627-630. Date accessed: 1 October 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.P. Earwaker, Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628 (London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.