Weaste St Luke, Lancashire Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Weaste St Luke Liverpool Street Weaste was created in 1865 from Eccles, Lancashire Genealogy Ancient Parish

The name is from Old French waste meaning "common land, waste".

The church is a grade II listed building designed by George Gilbert Scott. Emily Pankhurst, the women's suffragette leader, was married in St Lukes in 1879. Emmeline Goulden married
reforming lawyer Richard Marsden Pankhurst at St Luke’s

19th century cotton firm Ermen & Engels — part-owned by the father of Friedrich Engels — established their second factory in 1837 near Weaste Station, on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway line. A young Friedrich worked for the factory in their offices based around the Royal Exchange, Manchester.

In 1878 a chapel in memory of Edward Tootal, one of the early benefactors, was added to the East end of the north aisle. The church was redecorated and reordered in the 1920s, but since then it has remained largely unchanged. The stained glass particularly in the Tootal chapel is noteworthy.

Weaste St Luke contributor David Dixon.jpg

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 Free BMD.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Church records[edit | edit source]

Weaste St Luke, Lancashire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC = Ancestry - (£)][1]
Weaste St Luke, Lancashire Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1865-1915 1865-1915 1866-1930 1866-1930

Parish registers for Weaste, 1865-1945 Microfilm of original records formerly held at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.
Weaste is a chapelry in Eccles parish. The church is known as St. Luke's.
Manchester Archives Central Library call nos.: L136/1/1/1-7; L 136/1/2/1-11.

Baptisms, 1865-1936. Marriages, 1866-June 1889.
Marriages, June 1889-Jan. 1913.
Marriages, Jan. 1913-June 1937.
Marriages, June 1937-1945.
2356094 Items 1 - 2

Weaste- St Luke
Baptisms-1865-1918- MFPR 1829 or MFPR 2019
Baptisms-1918-1925- MFPR 1830 or MFPR 2019
Baptisms-1925-1936- MFPR 1830
Burials-1951-1961- MFPR 1832
Marriages-1866-1889- MFPR 1830 or MFPR 2019
Marriages-1889-1904- MFPR 1830 or MFPR 2020
Marriages-1904-1913- MFPR 1831 or MFPR 2020
Marriages-1913-1923- MFPR 1831 or MFPR 2021
Marriages-1923-1937- MFPR 1832 or MFPR 2021
Marriages-1937-1945- MFPR 1832 or MFPR 2022

The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk

The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)

Census records[edit | edit source]

Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the FamilySearch Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Salford, Lancashire Poor Law Union

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[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
England Jurisdictions 1851

Websites[edit | edit source]

Add any relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.

http://www.salfordchurch.org/St_Luke.html for details of the parish of St Luke with All Saints.

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41443 British History online

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-471569-church-of-st-luke-salford British Listed Buildings site

References[edit | edit source]