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From: "Ernest Wood" <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] Churches in Manchester
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 18:31:33 -0000
I am new to the LANCSGEN list and was intrigued by your question on the
churches in 1700-1750 in Manchester. Taking this to mean the Township of
Manchester when the population had probably reached 40,000 (in 1773 it was
43,000). In Dr.Kidd's book "Manchester" there is an artistic impression of
M/c in 1760 which shows the Old Cathedral Church and at least 2 other spires
on the M/c side of the River Irwell. I wonder if these are St.Peter's (1788)
and St.Ann's (1709). St. Mary's and St. John's are other possible
contenders. The former was "erected by the clergy of the Collegiate Church"
and the latter was "built under an Act of Parl. by Edward Byrom". There
may also have been Wesleyan Chapels e.g. Cross St. and Lever St. - there was
a story, I heard in the 1940's, that John Wesley complained that Lever
Street Chapel was too far into the country. As for graveyards you may
recall this topic in the MLFHS list. I hope some of this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: Geoff Lightbown <>
Sent: 24 January 2000 21:44
Subject: [LAN] Churches in Manchester
> Could anyone tell me what churches, apart from the cathedral, there were
> Manchester in the 1700-1750 period?
> I am searching for a baptism for Henry Lightbowne in 1723, supposed son of
> William Lightbowne (ref. a tree published in the book "Henry Lightbowne,
> J.P., a Memoir and Appreciation" by Rev. H. Ernest Radbourne, 1900). There
> is also a date of death given as 1792 but I cannot find any record for
> either. I have searched the IGI and Fam. Search Org. without success.
> I am aware of the dangers of accepting unqualified family trees but I have
> to give it due consideration because it is in conflict with my own
> deliberations. Such is the life of a genealogist!
> Geoff Lightbown
> mlfhs 11821
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