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Openshaw, Lancashire Genealogy

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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]
[[Image:Openshaw_St_Barnabas_contributor_Bill_BoadenOpenshaw St Barnabas contributor Bill Boaden.jpg|thumb|right|Openshaw St Barnabas contributor Bill Boaden]]
== Chapel History ==
Openshaw St Barnabas was createda created '''a district chapel '''in 1839 from, and '''''lying within the boundaries of '''''[[Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys, Lancashire|'''''Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys''''']] '''''ancient parish'''''.
Its name derives from the Old English Opinschawe, which means an open wood or coppice. Since 1890 it has been incorporated into the City of Manchester.<br> St Barnabas church South Street, Openshaw was replaced by the smaller current church in the late 1960's.<br><br>
"OPENSHAW, '''an ecclesiastical districtwith a chapel''', '''''in the parish of Manchester''''', union of Chorlton, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 3 miles (E. east by S.) from south&nbsp;of&nbsp;Manchester, on the road to Ashton-under-Lyne; comprising the townships of Beswick, Bradford, and Openshaw; and containing 3536 inhabitants; of whom 2280 are in Openshaw township. The area of Openshaw is about 500 Lancashire acres. Here is an excellent clay for fire and other bricks, and the lands have a coal substratum. The extensive dye-works of Messrs. George Whyatt and Sons employ 250 hands; there are a cottonmill, and a small bleaching concern. The Sheffield and Manchester railway and the Stockport canal run through the township. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of Trustees; net income, £175, with a houseOpenshawp. The church, dedicated to St. Barnabas, was erected in 1839, at a cost of £4500; and is in the early English style, with a square tower and a spire. The Wesleyans and the New Connexion of Methodists have places of worship. Some Church schools here are endowed with £30 per annum, the rent of five houses left by John Neden, in 1845."  From: <ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 476-479. URL: http://www&amp;nbsp; Date accessed: 20 July 2010.</ref>
== Resources ==
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]]<br>
==== Church records ====
==== Census records ====
{{Expand section|any unique information, such as ''the census for X year was destroyed''}} for details of public houses in the 1881 census<br>
==== Poor Law Unions ====
[[Chorlton Poor Law Union,Lancashire]]
==== Probate records<br> ====
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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<br> ==
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*[ England Jurisdictions 1851]
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