Salford township records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Overseers disputes; Overseers minutes; Vestry meeting minutes and declarations; Constables books and correspondence; Poor rate assessments; Poor relief payments; Some settlement examinations, bonds and orders; some Bastardy orders. Pauper apprentices; House visitors and Apothecaries book 1796-1819; Register of voters 1841 and electors 1842; Land tax assessments; Assessment books for church ley.

Administrative / Biographical History

Salford township was in the ancient ecclesiastical parish of Manchester. In 1844 a charter incorporated the area of Salford township and the part of Broughton township south of the River Irwell as the Borough of Salford. In 1921 the three townships, Salford, Broughton and Pendleton were amalgamated into one township called Salford township. Salford township was within Salford poor law Union.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed copies of the constables book 1817; poor relief; examinations, settlement, bastardy, pauper apprentices and removals; registered voters and electors are available in the Salford Local History Library.

Custodial History

Deposited by Salford City Council Administration Department and Salford Central Library

Geographical Names