Bradford, Lancashire Genealogy

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Bradford, Lancashire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Salford
County Lancashire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Chorlton
Registration District Chorlton
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ashton Under Lyne
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

BRADFORD, a township and a chapelry in Manchester parish, Lancashire. The township lies adjacent to the Manchester and Sheffield railway, 4 miles E of Manchester; and has a post office under Manchester. Acres, 279. Pop., 3,523. Houses, 707. The chapelry extends into Beswick township; bears the name of Bradford-cum-Beswick; and was constituted very recently. The church was built in 1862, at a cost of £6,000; and is in the early English style, and cruciform. There are Wesleyan and Free Methodist chapels, large schools built in 1864, at a cost of £3,000, and a police station.[1]

Bradford Manchester Christ Church Chapelry was created and in operation by the year 1862, taken from Ancoats All Souls, Lancashire Genealogy Ecclesiastical Parish; Exact boundary unknown.

The church closed in 1958 and was demolished.

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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Christ Church Bradford Chapelry, in Manchester was created a district church by the year 18. There are online transcriptions for this and for the ancient or mother parish of Manchester Cathedral of Our Lady, St George and St Denys, for the baptism, marriage and burial registers located at the web sites indicated below; note the ranges of years:

FS =
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
FMP = FMP = findmypast
LBMD = Lancashire BMD
AC =
BRADFORD CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1862) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1862-1913 1862-1930 1862-1943
FS 1862-1910 1862-1930 - part. 1862-1943 - part.
LBMD 1908-1936 1862-1968 None
BRADFORD ST AIDAN Chapelry Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1899-1914 1899-1930 1960-1966
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1910-1913
BRADFORD ST PAUL Chapelry Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1908-1930
BRADFORD ST PHILIP Chapelry (1850) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1850-1910 1850-1935 None
LOPC None None None
LBMD 1837-1881;1908-1936 1850-1950 None


Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1573-1872 1573-1889 None
LOPC 1573-1616;1777-1837 1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs 1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs
LBMD 1837-1881 1837-1946 1837-1881
AC 1573-1616 1573-1616 1573-1616

To view a full list of all (over 150) of Manchester City's numerous chapelries and district churches and the links to online data for each, see the ancient parish (Cathedral) of MANCHESTER OUR LADY, ST GEORGE, & ST DENYS page.

Original Records
Parish registers for St. Philip's Church, Bradford Road, Manchester, have been microfilmed from 1850 on. Microfilmed copy of original registers were filmed at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England and formerly held at Manchester Central Library
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: M299/3/1/1-9, M299/3/2/1-12.

FamilySearch call no.'s include the following:

Baptisms, 1850-October 1883.
Baptisms, October 1883-1942. Marriages, 1850-November 1867.
ages, November 1867-October 1895.
Marriages, October 1895-May 1925, April 1935-March 1945.
Marriages, March 1945-1950, June 1925-1935.
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Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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]

Manchester Poor Law Union

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.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wilson, John Marius. Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). GENUKI. Accessed 14 August 2018.