Clayton St Cross, Lancashire Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

Clayton St Cross Chapelry was built by the year 1857, as a district chapelry, lying within the ancient parish of Manchester Our Lady, St George and St Denys (near Salford).

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 nearly 15 million Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths is at Lancashire BMD.


Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Online transcriptions exist for Clayton St Cross Chapelry, as well as its 'mother' or ancient parish to which it is attached--Manchester (Cathedral) Our Lady, St George and St Denys.

These online transcriptions are available for the baptism, marriage and burial registers to this chapelry as well as those for the Cathedral and there are links to this online data located at the web sites indicated below; note the ranges of years: 

LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
FMP =  FMP = findmypast
LBMDLancashire BMD
AC =
 CLAYTON ST CROSS Chapelry (1857) Indexes; see also Droylsden
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1857-1914 1874-1930 1874-1953
FS 1857-1910  1874-1930  1874-1953
LOPC None[1] None None
LBMD None 1874-1985 None

MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL - OUR LADY, ST GEORGE AND ST DENYS (1573) Indexes (ancient parish containing CLAYTON ST CROSS Chapelry)


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 the (over 150) chapelries and district chapels comprising the ancient parish of Manchester City (Cathedral), and to view all of the links to their respective baptisms, marriages and burials online, be sure to visit the MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL) OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.

Original Records

Original parish registers are housed at the Manchester Central Library.

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
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Chorley Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate records
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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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