Manchester: Presbyterian Church of England Records of Manchester Presbytery (Download)Code:
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This data is presented in PDF format. In the early 19th century Scottish emigrants to England founded churches based on the Presbyterian system of the Church of Scotland. By 1876 these churches formed the basis of the Presbyterian Church of England. Many Scots arriving in England looked for a Presbyterian church and so the records are a valuable source of information in the search for Scottish Strays or for non-Scots who were non-conformists.
This file contains surviving records from the Manchester Presbytery. The first two documents are transcripts of surviving communion and baptismal rolls.
The Communion Rolls in most cases show when someone joined the church, and from whence they came; their addresses; and, if they left, where they went.
The baptismal Rolls are detailed giving the maiden name of the mother, the occupation of the father as well as date and place of birth.
In addition to the rolls, the file contains images of a number of Church magazines and Annual Reports which give an insight into the lives of the members.
The data is presented as an Adobe Acrobat file.
Communion Roll (78,000 entries from 19 churches)
Baptismal Roll (10,000 baptisms 1802-1970)
Ainsworth, Baptisms 1769-1900 & Burials 1641-1960
Wharton, Burials 1869-1921
Annual Reports (images)
Chorlton Church, 1903-1932
Sale Church, 1874-1914
Whalley Range Church, 1884-1915
Pendleton Church, Members List 1913
Monthly Magazines (images)
St.Andrew, Bolton, Messengers 1887-1937
St.Andrew, Heaton Chapel, Messenger 1920-1934
Trinity Church, Rochdale, Magazine 1904-1929
Whalley Range Parish Magazine 1924-1926