The Birth-Marriage-Death records, after July 1837 should be available for these towns at the Tameside Register Office is located in the Dukinfield Town Hall on King St., in Dukinfield, Cheshire Co. This is a governmental building where you fill out a form and they check their microfilm (or maybe original record books, I forgot to ask). I paid 10 pounds for each record Carol was able to find and transcribed for me into a certificate. The metropolitan borough of "Tameside" encompasses the towns of Ashton-under-Lyne, Audenshaw, Denton, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Hyde, Mossley and Stalybridge. So the term "Tameside" covers parts of Cheshire and Lancashire counties. Well, come to think of it... it covers both sides along the Tames River!
|Tameside Register Office, in the Town Hall of Dukinfield, Cheshire, England|
|Tameside Local Studies & Archives Centre at Central Library in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire county|
|Librarians looking for the old Dukinfield maps at Central Library in Ashton-Under-Lyne.|
|Old Dukinfield - year unknown that we found at the Library|
I walked around the two churches in Ashton-under-Lyne where some Hague baptisms, banns, marriages and burials took place. When looking for dates before 1837 you'd have to look at Parish Records (ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org, or FindMyPast.co.uk), rather than the government register office. There is St. Michael's Church on St Michael's Square in Ashton-u-Lyne (actually called St Michael & All Angels), reportedly built in 12th century, and St. Peter's Church also in Ashton, built in 1821.
|St Peter's Church - Ashton. Gravestones are largely gone.|
|St Michael's Church - Ashton-under-Lyne by Mike Berrell|
|Donna Hague Wendt at the gate to the grounds|
|Burying Ground at Moravian Close, Dukinfield|
|Thankfully this burying ground is being restored. All stones laid out.|
|Tombstones are numbered. This is No 1 John Line, buried in 1754|