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Page created: January 2007
Latest revision or update: 22 December 2011

 

Marriage Register Entries of
the Manchester
Synagogues

We are extremely grateful to Terry Glasstone of
the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society (M&LFHS),
 who indexed the following data on Manchester Synagogues' Marriage Register Entries

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Cheshire Reform Menorah Synagogue [532]
Date of First Marriage in Register: 05SEP1971;
Date of Last Marriage in Register: 07JUN1998.

Manchester, Adath Israel Synagogue [517]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 19MAY1937;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 30SEP1936;
NB: Date of Last Marriage at Synagogue: 30MAR1948;
Closed.

Manchester, Austrian Synagogue, Cheetham [519]
Date of First Marriage in Register: 21FEB1909;
Date of Last Marriage in Register: 05JAN1955;
NB: Date of Last Marriage at Synagogue: 27APR1941;
Closed.
Note: After the last entry there is a memo stating: “In consequence of the demolition of the Austrian Synagogue and no other premises having been obtained, this and the duplicate Marriage Register are closed at this point by direction of the Registrar General. The other Register has been placed in the custody of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.”
Signed and dated 30JUN1956.

Manchester, Beth Jacob Synagogue [526]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 30AUG1925;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 18JUN1967;
NB: Date of last Marriage at the Synagogue: 25OCT1964;
Closed.
Note: After the last entry there is a memo stating: “In consequence of the Beth Jacob Synagogue, Biscombe Street, Hightown, Manchester having ceased to be used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was certified this and the duplicate Marriage Register are closed at this point by direction of the Registrar General. The duplicate register has been deposited with the Secretary to the Board of Deputies of British Jews.”
Signed and dated 08JUL1969.

Manchester, Central Synagogue [516]
(On the page before the first entry in the space for the Name of ... the Synagogue is stated “Fernie Street New Synagogue transferred to the Central Synagogue, Prestwich.”)
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 06DEC1892;
Date of First Marriage at Fernie Street Synagogue in Registers: 11APR1894;
Date of Last Marriage at Fernie Street Synagogue in Registers: 25DEC1894;
Date of First Marriage at Central Synagogue in Registers: 06MAR1895;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 21AUG1977.
Note: After the last entry there is a memo stating: “In consequence of the amalgamation of the Central Synagogue, Manchester and the North Manchester Synagogue, Salford, this and the duplicate Marriage Register are disused at this point by direction of the Registrar General. The duplicate register has been placed in the custody of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.”
Signed and dated 11OCT1978.
In fact any marriage from 01SEP1978 was registered at Salford.

Manchester, Chare Adam / Chevra Tillim Synagogue/s [511]
It seems that it had the following addresses at different times:
11 Fernie Street, Cheetham, Manchester;
48 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester;
Stock Street East, Cheetham, Manchester;
78 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester.

Date of First Marriage in Register: 15MAR1914;
Note: It would appear from notes seen elsewhere that the only Marriages to take place at the Chare Adam Synagogue were religious ceremonies only.
Date of First Marriage at Chevra Tillim Synagogue in Register: 25JAN1948;
Date of Last Marriage at Chevra Tillim Synagogue in Register: 21NOV1950
Date of Last Marriage in Register: 21NOV1950.
Note: After the last entry there is a memo stating: “In consequence of the amalgamation of the Chevra Tillim congregation with other congregations into the Cheetham Hebrew Congregation this and the duplicate Marriage Registers are closed at this point by direction of the Registrar General. The other register has been placed in the custody of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.”
Signed and dated 16MAR1959.

Manchester, Cheetham Hebrew Congregation, Synagogue [531]
Date of First Marriage in Register: 29MAR1959;
Date of Last Marriage in Register: 02FEB1975;
Note: After the last entry there is a memo stating: “In consequence of the Trustees of the Cheetham Hebrew Congregation Synagogue having ceased to avail themselves of the provisions of Section 43 of the Marriage Act 1949, this and the duplicate Marriage Register are closed at this point by direction of the Registrar General, and the other register has been placed in the custody of the Board of Deputies of
British Jews.”
Signed and dated 04SEP1978.

Manchester, Chevra Kadisha Synagogue [524]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 26MAY1940;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 04OCT1964;
Note: After the last entry there is a memo stating: “In consequence of the Chevra Kadisha Synagogue, Elizabeth Street, Cheetham, Manchester having ceased to be used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was certified, this and the duplicate Marriage Register are closed at this point by direction of the Registrar General and the other register has been placed in the custody of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.”
Signed and dated 12OCT1970.

Manchester, Chorlton on Medlock Synagogue [501/1]
Date of only Marriage in Register: 14MAR1915;
Note: After this entry there is a memo stating: This Marriage Register is closed at this point by direction of the Registrar General in consequence of a change in the address of the Synagogue.”
Signed and dated 07SEP1916.

Chorlton on Medlock Hebrew Congregation, 296 Oxford Road, Manchester [501/2]
Date of First Marriage in Register: 12AUG1917;
Date of Last Marriage in Register: 29OCT1939;
Note: After the last entry there is a memo stating: “In consequence of the fact that the Oxford Road Hebrew Congregation at 296 Oxford Road, Manchester 13 has decided to dispense with the office of Secretary for Marriages, these duplicate Marriage Registers are disused at this point by direction of the Registrar General.”
Signed and dated 23DEC1947.

Manchester, Great Synagogue [512]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 27JUN1838;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 20JUN1950;
Note: The next register in use was transferred to the Salford Registration District. There has also been reference to it as “Manchester Old Hebrew Congregation, Great Synagogue”.

Manchester, Heaton Park Hebrew Congregation, Synagogue, Middleton Road, Higher Crumpsall [530]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 26MAY1937;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 15AUG1999.

Manchester, Hebrew Holy Law (Prestwich) Synagogue [502]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 21DEC1892;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 17MAR1901;
Note: After the last entry there is a memo stating “In consequence of the disuse of the Hebrew Holy Law Synagogue this duplicate Register is abandoned at this point, by direction of the Registrar General.”
Signed and dated 10JUN1901.
NB: See Manchester, Holy Law Beth Aaron Synagogue [503/2 - 503/7]

Manchester, Hightown Central Synagogue, Elm Street, Cheetham [529]
Date of First Marriage in Register: 04JUN1939;
Date of Last Marriage in Register: 04SEP1962;
Note: At some time between 26MAR1950 and 12OCT1958 they moved to Elderberry Street, Cheetham. Or was the street name changed?
Note: After the last entry there is a memo stating “In consequence of the resignation of the Secretary for Marriages, and no successor being appointed this and the duplicate marriage register are closed at this point by direction of the Registrar General. The duplicate register has been placed in the custody of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.”
Signed and dated 27APR1967.

Manchester, Beth Aaron Synagogue [503/1]
Date of First Marriage in Register: 17AUG1898;
Date of Last Marriage in Register: 10MAR1901;
Note: There is a memo stating “In consequence of the disuse of the Beth Aaron Synagogue, this duplicate Register is abandoned at this point, by direction of the Registrar General.”
Signed and dated 10JUN1901.
NB: It appears that there was an amalgamation between Hebrew Holy Law (Prestwich)[502] and Beth Aaron Synagogue[503/1]

Manchester, Holy Law Beth Aaron Synagogue [503/2 - 503/7]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 26MAY1901;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 18DEC1932;
Note: There is a memo stating “In consequence of the disuse of the Holy Law Beth Aaron Synagogue, Red Bank, Manchester in the Manchester North Registration District, as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was certified, and the removal of the congregation to new premises called Holy Law Congregation Synagogue, situated in Bury Old Road, Prestwich in the Heywood Registration District, this and the duplicate Marriage Register are officially closed by direction of the Registrar General and the duplicate Register has been placed in the custody of the Secretary for Marriages of the Holy Law Congregation Synagogue, Bury Old Road, Prestwich, together with the duplicate filled Registers numbers 1 to 5 already in his possession.”
Signed and dated 01SEP1934.

Manchester, Kahal Chassidim Synagogue [527/1 & 527/2]

Date of First Marriage in Register 527/1: 23JUN1907;
Date of Last Marriage in Register 527/1: 14FEB1937;

Date of First Marriage in Register 527/2: 27NOV1927
Date of Last Marriage in Register 527/2: 07AUG1955

Note: There is an overlap in the use of these two Registers over a period of 10 years.

[Webmaster's Note - There were two separate congregations, the earlier, now known as Adath Israel Synagogue, and the second, originally known as New Kehal Chassidim Synagogue.]

Manchester, Kourlander Synagogue [504]
Date of First Marriage in Register: 31DEC1899;
Date of Last Marriage in Register: 28JUN1904;
Note: There is a memo stating “In consequence of the Manchester Kourlander Synagogue having ceased to Exist, this duplicate register is abandoned at this point by direction of the Registrar General the other duplicate having been deposited at the Office of the London Committee of Deputies of British Jews, 19 Finsbury Circus EC.”
Signed and dated 25OCT1904.

Manchester, New Synagogue, 119 Palatine Road, West Didsbury [505]
Date of First Marriage in Register: 13APR1921;
Date of Last Marriage in Register: 28SEP1926;
Note: There is a memo stating “In consequence of the West Didsbury New Synagogue being discontinued as a place of worship, these books are disused at this point by direction of the Registrar General and the duplicate Register has been placed in the custody of the former Secretary of the New Synagogue, Mr Maurice Altaraz.
Signed and dated 11JAN1929.

Manchester, New Synagogue/Beth Hamedrash Synagogue, Cheetham Hill Road [515]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 07JAN1890;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 04JUL1960;
Note: There is a memo stating “In consequence of the amalgamation of the New Synagogue and Beth Hamidrash, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, with the Great Synagogue, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, this and the duplicate Marriage Register are closed at this point by the direction of the Registrar General, and the other register has been placed in the custody of the Secretary (for Marriages) for the Great Synagogue, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester with the consent of the Board of Deputies.”
Signed and dated 25NOV1965.

 Manchester, North Manchester (formerly Brodyer) Synagogue [506]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 17NOV1895;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 29AUG1928;
Note 1: There is a Note on the flyleaf stating “The designation of the Synagogue to which this Marriage Register relates, was on the 27th day of August 1899 altered from the ‘Brodyer Synagogue’ Manchester to the ‘North Manchester Synagogue’ Manchester, and the Congregation removed from Waterloo Road, Cheetham to Bury New Road Cheetham.”
Note 2: The Synagogue is now in the Salford Registration District.

Manchester Congregation of British Jews (Park Place Synagogue and Jackson’s Row Synagogue) [513/1
to 513/11]
Manchester, Park Place Synagogue [513/1 to 513/3]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 17JUL1859;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 27APR1941;
Note: Park Place Synagogue destroyed in an air-raid 01JUN1941.
Note: There is a memo stating “Owing to enemy action the duplicate marriage registers for the Park Place Synagogue, Cheetham were not available for some weeks and new registers were issued to the Secretary for Marriages. These registers are accordingly closed at this point by direction of the Registrar General.”
Signed and dated 07OCT1941.

Congregation hold services in the Houldsworth Hall, Deansgate [513/4 and 513/5]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 15JUN1941;
Date of First Marriage at the Houldsworth Hall in Registers: 11JAN1942;
Date of Last Marriage at the Houldsworth Hall in Registers: 08DEC1947;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 31AUG1948;

Congregation hold services in temporary building at Park Place then to Jackson’s Row Synagogue
[513/6 to 513/11]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 09SEP1948;
Date of First Marriage back at Park Place in Registers: 29FEB1948;
Date of Last Marriage back at Park Place in Registers: 08NOV1953;
Date of First Marriage at Jackson’s Row in the Registers: 08DEC1953;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 31AUG1999;

Manchester, Roumanian Synagogue, Prestwich [507]
Date of First Marriage in Register: 14DEC1902;
Date of Last Marriage in Register: 31DEC1911;
Note: Stated to be “Closed”, but no explanation given.
[Webmaster's note: Having regard to the years given, it appears unlikely that this congregation actually in Preswich, and reference is probably to the Roumanian Synagogue in Waterloo Road, Cheetham] 

Manchester, Rydal Mount Synagogue, Prestwich [520]
Date of First Marriage in Register: 27JUN1915;
Date of Last Marriage in Register: 16JUL1951;
Note: There is a memo stating “In consequence of the amalgamation of the Rydal Mount Synagogue Congregation with other congregations into the Cheetham Hebrew Congregation, this and the duplicate Marriage Register are closed at this point by direction of the Registrar General. The duplicate register has been placed in the custody of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.”
Signed and dated 16MAR1959.
[Webmaster's note: Reference to this congregation being in Preswich, appears to be an error.]

Manchester, Sellel and Psalms Synagogue [528]
Date of First Marriage in Register: 11AUG1935;
Date of Last Marriage in Register: 21NOV1948;
Note: There is a memo stating “In consequence of the Sellel and Psalms Synagogue Cheetham having ceased to be used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was certified, this and the duplicate Marriage Register are officially closed at this point by direction of the Registrar General and the duplicate Register has been placed in the custody of the Secretary Mr AG Brotman, Woburn House, Upper Woburn Place, W.C.1.”
Signed and dated 26MAR1954.

Manchester, Shaare Sedek Synagogue [510]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 18SEP1928;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 03NOV1996;
Note: There is a memo stating “In consequence of the disuse of the Shaare Zedek Synagogue, Manchester, this register and the duplicate register are hereby closed. The duplicate register has been placed in the custody of the Board of Deputies London.”
Signed and dated 29JUN1997.

Manchester, South Broughton Synagogue [523]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 19MAY1920;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 26NOV1972;
Note: There is a memo stating “In consequence of the South Broughton Synagogue having amalgamated with the Holy Law Congregation, Prestwich, this and the duplicate Marriage Register are closed at this point by direction of the Registrar General. The duplicate register has been placed in the custody of the Secretary of the Holy Law South Broughton Synagogue, Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester.”
Signed and dated 07AUG197? (Indistinct date stamp.)

Manchester, South Manchester Synagogue [508]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 29OCT1873;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 09SEP1984;

Manchester, Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue [514]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 01JUL1874;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 25SEP1977;
Note: There is a memo stating “In consequence of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue having ceased to be used as a place of worship by the congregation on whose behalf it was certified, this and the duplicate marriage register are closed at this point by direction of the Registrar General, and the other register has been placed in the custody of the Secretary for Marriages, Mr Albert Rodrigues-Periera, 3 Butt Hill Avenue, Prestwich, Manchester.”
Signed and dated 21JUL1983
.

Manchester, United Synagogue and Beth Hamedrash Hagodol [518]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 09AUG1908;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 19MAR1952;
Note: There is a memo stating “Registers and indexes transferred to Bury R. O. 01APR1994.”

Manchester, Warsaw Synagogue [521]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 09JAN1921;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 25FEB1958;
Note: There is a memo stating “In consequence of the resignation of the Secretary for Marriages and the dispersal of the congregation of the Warsaw Synagogue, Bell Street, Hightown, Manchester this and the duplicate marriage register are closed at this point by direction of the Registrar General. The duplicate register has been placed in the custody of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.”
Signed but not dated.

Manchester, Withington Synagogue (or Withington Congregation of Spanish and Portuguese Jews) [509]
Date of First Marriage in Registers: 11DEC1907;
Date of Last Marriage in Registers: 16JUL1978;

 

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