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When did the town of Sheffield become the City of Sheffield?
The Town of
Sheffield was given its City Charter in 1893. [page 99 from 'A Popular
History of Sheffield' by J. Edward Vickers]
Do you have any idea on how fast the population of
In the early 17th century, the
population of Sheffield was around 2,000 inhabitants, and approximately 260
householders. There were outlying townships which were also part of the
parish of Sheffield and it is unclear whether the population of these
townships were included in this total. The chances are that if you have
traced your Sheffield family back to the 1700's, any names that are the same
in the 1600's will very likely be part of your family too. See also
Population Growth Chart for Sheffield.
What is the 'Black Hole' of
records St Peters and St Pauls Parish Church Cathedral of Sheffield?
The Black Hole is the Parish
Church Cathedral records
from about 1812 to present
that have not been filmed by the LDS but are on fiche at Sheffield Archives.
Facts' for churches and their records since the nineteenth
century which will give
you the ecclesiastical history of Sheffield. It will show you that prior to
1846 when Sheffield was divided into 25 plus parishes there were very very
few churches in the town. The whole town was one huge parish. This then
makes the likelihood of your relatives being in the Parish Churches
registers more likely. This of course is a Church of England church with a
Church of England & Non-Conformist Records for Sheffield'
for a list of Parishes, Churches and the location of their records or to
give you some idea of what churches were available and the dates when
records are available;
1. Parish Church (Cathedral) (1560) which included Hill Top Attercliffe
(1719), Ecclesall (1784) and Shrewsbury Chapel (RC) (1520 to 1933)
2. St Philip's (1828)
3. St Mary's (Bramall Lane)(1830)
4. St George (1825)
5. St John Park (1836)
6. Darnall (1841)
7. Wicker (1847)
8. St James (1813)
9. Moorfields (1848)
10. St Paul (1767)
11. Brightside (1846)
Churches in the outlying areas included;
St James Norton. (1559)
Beauchief Abbey (1670)
Totley (1830) Part of Dronfield
Roman Catholic (RC)
Nethergate Hall, Stannington (1742) Reg St Vincent de Paul or Cathedral?
St Marie, RC (1783)
Birley Carr (1833)
Bow St (1826)
Brightholme Lee (1838)
Brunswick, South St (1833)
Carver St Methodist (1832)
Hallam Methodist Chapel (1783).No Reg
Mount Pleasant, Ecclesfield (1823)
Norfolk Sr Chapel (1804)
Oughtibridge Wesleyan Reform (1838)
Owlerton Wesleyan Chapel (1838)
Park Methodist (1833)
Ridgeway Eckington (1810)
Scotland St Chapel (1797)
Sheffield East Circuit (1799)
South St Chapel, The Moor (1828)
Surry St Chapel (1858)
Thirlwell Rd Chapel (1858)
Wesley College Chapel, Broomhill (1845)
Woodhouse Wesleyan Chapel(1850)
(Many but No early records)
Attercliffe Zion (1794)
Cemetery Rd (1859)
Ebenezer Chapel Stocksbridge (1829)
Fulwood Old Chapel (1820)
Garden St Chapel (1804)
Howard St Chapel (1780)
Lee Croft (1785)
Loxley Congregational, Wadsley (1799)
Mount Zion Chapel Westfield Terrace (1818)
Nether Chapel, Norfolk St (1748)
Queen St Chapel (1783)
Stannington Presbyterians (1718)
Underbank Stannington (1718)
Woodhouse Independent Chapel (1823)
Zion Chapel, Oughtibridge (1833)
Upper Chapel, Norfolk St (1681)
Society of Friends
Much of this information is available from SDFHS and I do advise you to
purchase the two booklets as they have some information on the history of
these Churches and Chapels.
Offers to do look-ups between
1812-1837 are very rare as they are very time consuming as the film is very
poor in places and the original register has to be requested.
Between SDFHS marriage indexes to 1851 and copies of the actual registers
done by S & N Genealogy (early dates), the Cathedral material still isn't
easily available to those of us unable to travel to Sheffield Archives.
The SDFHS have produced a disc covering 1752-1812 for the baptisms. The
Archives have an index up to 1820.
Update May 2008:
The Sheffield Indexers
have been granted permission to transcribe the Baptisms for the Parish
Church of St Peter and St Paul, now known as the Sheffield Cathedral.
Click here for more Info...