Heaton Mersey, Lancashire Genealogy
HEATON-MERSEY, a village and a chapelry in Manchester parish, Lancashire. The village stands on the river Mersey, at the boundary with Cheshire, 1½ mile SW of Heaton-Chapel r. station, and 2 W of Stockport; and has a post office under Manchester. Numerous respectable residences are in the village and its neighbourhood. The chapelry was constituted in 1852. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans.
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 Heaton Mersey 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|
|HEATON-MERSEY ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Chapelry (1850) 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 DENYSpage.
Original Records The original parish (chapelry) registers for Heaton Mersey are available at the Manchester Central Library archive.
FamilySearch also has microfilmed the original parish (chapelry) registers for Heaton Mersey St John the Baptist from 1850 to 1971, and these are found on Family History Library film #2113189 and #2113190.
Non Conformist Records
- 1647-1996 England, Lancashire Non-conformist Church Records, 1647-1996 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index (dates may vary by parish)
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
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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- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales(1870)