Stalybridge New St George, Lancashire Genealogy

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Stalybridge New St George, Lancashire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salford
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Ashton Under Lyne
Registration District Ashton under Lyne
Records begin
Parish registers: 1841
Bishop's Transcripts: None
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 Record Office

History[edit | edit source]

(New) St George's Stalybridge was erected as a chapelry, in the parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, on the Lancashire side of the river in the Diocese of Manchester. It is known as New St George's and its foundation stone was laid on 24 June, 1840 and was in operation by 1841. On the Cheshire side, the parish church of Holy Trinity and Christ Church, Diocese of Chester, is situated in the town centre on Trinity Street, beside the former market hall. The foundation stone of the parish church of St Paul's, Staley was laid by Stapleton Stapleton-Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere on 2 February, 1838. It is along with St James', Millbrook situated in the Diocese of Chester.

There are two Roman Catholic parishes - St Peter's, Stalybridge, the foundation stone of which was laid on 8 June, 1838 and St. Raphael's, Millbrook. Both parishes are situated in the Diocese of Shrewsbury

The octagonal Stalybridge Methodist Church on High Street opened in 1966.

Stalybridge Congregational Church is to be found in a modern building on Baker Street. Its original building, which opened for worship in 1861 and was demolished around the turn of the 21st century, was situated between Melbourne Street and Trinity Street.

The Unitarian Church on Forester Drive was established in 1870 and is part of the East Cheshire Union of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches.

Stalybridge Revival Church, on Mount Street, formerly known as Stalybridge Evangelical Church, was established in 2009.

STALYBRIDGE, a market-town, 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 (N. E. by N.) from Stockport. [1]

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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England

Stalybridge New chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Ashton Under Lyne to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following websites and ranges of years:

AC = (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS =
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
STALYBRIDGE NEW ST GEORGE Chapelry (1841) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1846-1915 1841-1916 1846-1956
LOPC 1846-1930 1841-1901 1846-1901
ASHTON UNDER LYNE ST MICHAEL PARISH (1596) Indexes (ancient parish containing STALYBRIDGE NEW Chapelry)
Baptisms  (1594)        Marriages (1594)    Burials (1596)
FS 1594-1843 1754-1837 None
LOPC None 1754-1844 1892-1908
AC 1594-1720 1594-1720 1594-1720

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Stalybridge New and comprising the whole ancient parish of Ashton Under Lyne to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ASHTON UNDER LYNE PARISH page.

Stalybridge, New St. George (C of E). A separate parish from 1847, comprising part of Ashton-under-Lyne township. Registers start in 1840. Registers of marriages 1841–1901 are in Manchester Central Library.
Stalybridge (Castle Hall), Holy Trinity (C of E). A separate parish from 1840, serving part of Dukinfield township (which was subsequently absorbed into Stalybridge). Registers of Baptisms 1852–1925, Marriages 1852–1933 and Burials 1853–1879 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.
Millbrook, St. James (C of E). Registers of Baptisms 1863–1867, Marriages 1863–1990 and Burials 1863–1997 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.
Stalybridge, Christ Church (C of E), Quarry Street. Founded 1879 as the parish church for parts of Stayley and Dukinfield townships. Closed in 1976. Registers of Baptisms 1879–1976 and Marriages 1880–1975 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.

The burial records of both Stalybridge Old St George and Stalybridge new St George have been transcribed and are on line at

Non Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Non-Conformist Churches[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.

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]

  • Ashton under Lyne

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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