Mossley, Lancashire Genealogy
MOSSLEY, a chapelry, in the division of Hartshead, in the parish and union of Ashton-under-Lyne, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 3 miles northeast from Ashton-under-Lyne, and 9½ east of Manchester. This is was large village that included the portion called Brook-Bottom. The chapel, dedicated to St George, was built in 1755. The Methodists of the New Connexion had a place of worship here.
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 of England
Mossley 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 web sites and ranges of years:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|MOSSLEY ST GEORGE Chapelry (1756) Indexes|
|ASHTON UNDER LYNE ST MICHAEL(ancient parish containing MOSSLEY Chapelry)|
|Baptisms (1594)||Marriages (1594)||Burials (1596)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Mossley 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 ST MICHAEL PARISH page.
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.
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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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 350-353. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.