Harpurhey, Lancashire Genealogy
HARPURHEY, a township with a district chapel,in the parish of Manchester, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 2½ miles north by northeast of Manchester, on the road to Rochdale. The ecclesiastical district of Harpurhey is eight miles in circumference, and comprises the whole of this township and the township of Moston, and part of Collihurst. The chapel was built in 1838. Near here and on the road to Manchester is the General Cemetery, opened in September 1837 and is for all denominations.—See also Manchester.
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
There are online transcriptions for Harpurhey Christ Church chapelry as well as for the ancient parish (Cathedral) of Our Lady, St George and St Denys, for the baptism, marriage and burial registers for both. Displayed below are those online data-sets located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years:
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|LBMD = Lancashire BMD|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|HARPURHEY CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1838) Indexes|
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|
To view a full list of (over 150) chapelries, ecclesiastical and district chapels comprising Manchester's ancient parish boundary, visit the MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL) OUR LADY, ST GEORGE, & ST DENYS page.
Original Records The original parish (chapelry) registers for Harpurhey are available at the Manchester Central Library archive.
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.
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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 413-416. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51008 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.