Briercliffe, Lancashire

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[[Image:St_James'_Church,_Briercliffe.jpg|thumb|right|Briercliffe St James]]
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Guide to '''Briercliffe, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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[[Image:St James' Church, Briercliffe.jpg|thumb|right|St James' Church, Briercliffe.jpg]]  
  
 
== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
  
Briercliffe St James was created a chapelry in 1843, taken from and lying withing the boundaries of Whalley Parish, and near Blackburn.
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BRIERCLIFFE, with Extwistle (St James) was created a '''chapelry''' in 1843, taken from and lying withing the boundaries of [[Whalley, Lancashire|Whalley&nbsp;Parish]], Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster,2½ miles (N. E.) from Burnley. There are places of worship for '''dissenters'''. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50829#s3 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 369-375. Date accessed: 09 September 2013.</ref>
 
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The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.<br>
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"BRIERCLIFFE, with Extwistle, a township, in the parochial chapelry [as of 1841] and poor law union of Burnley, parish of Whalley, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 2½ miles (N. E.) from Burnley; containing 1498 inhabitants. This place belonged to the De Lacys, one of whom obtained from Henry III. a charter for free warren in "Brerecleve;" and in this king's reign, the canons of Neubo held land in "Extwysell." Monk Hall, in the township, is supposed to take its name from a family, sometimes called Le Moin and sometimes De Monkys, who resided here as early as the time of Edward III. After the Dissolution, the Bradhills, and subsequently the Parkers, were proprietors. The township comprises 2577 acres of inclosed land, exclusive of commons: the surface is uneven, bordering upon the mountainous, with a wet soil; the prospects are very extensive. There are coal-mines, at present not wrought; and stone is obtained in abundance. The Cockden water passes through the township. The population is employed in hand-loom weaving, chiefly at their own homes. The greater part of the township belongs to Robert Townley Parker, Esq., of Cuerden Hall, near Preston. A district church, dedicated to St. James, was built in 1840, at a cost of £1500; it is a neat edifice in the early English style, and is a conspicuous object for many miles round. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of Hulme's Trustees; net income, £150, with a parsonage-house built in 1847. There are places of worship for dissenters. The remains of Extwistle Hall, the old family seat of the Parkers, still exist; and vestiges may be traced of a Roman camp."
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From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 369-375. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50829 Date accessed: 25 June 2010.
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
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===== '''Online Records'''  =====
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'''<u>Church of England</u>'''
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Briercliffe chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Whalley, Lancashire|Whalley]] to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | <sub>'''LOPC&nbsp;'''=&nbsp;</sub>[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html <sub><font color="#800080">Lancashire Online Parish&nbsp;Clerk project</font></sub>]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''BRIERCLIFFE ST JAMES Chapelry&nbsp; (1841) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''<u>Baptisms</u>'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Burnley/stjamesbrier/index.html '''1841-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Burnley/stjamesbrier/index.html '''1843-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Burnley/stjamesbrier/index.html '''1841-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="6" | '''[[Whalley, Lancashire|WHALLEY]] ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS PARISH&nbsp;(1538) Indexes '''''(ancient parish containing BRIERCLIFFE Chapelry)''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1538-1888''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1538-1601, 1605-1653''']'''<br>'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl '''1538-1631''']
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Briercliffe and comprising the whole ancient parish of Whalley to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Whalley, Lancashire|WHALLEY PARISH]] page.
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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
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{{British Census|306895}}  
  
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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==== Poor Law Unions<br>  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions<br>  ====
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Revision as of 15:58, 28 September 2013

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Guide to Briercliffe, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

St James' Church, Briercliffe.jpg

Contents

Chapelry History

BRIERCLIFFE, with Extwistle (St James) was created a chapelry in 1843, taken from and lying withing the boundaries of Whalley Parish, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster,2½ miles (N. E.) from Burnley. There are places of worship for dissenters. [1]

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/


Church records

Online Records

Church of England

Briercliffe chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Whalley to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

FS = FamilySearch.org
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk
LBMDLancashireBMD.org.uk
AC = Ancestry.co.uk
FREG = FreeReg


BRIERCLIFFE ST JAMES Chapelry  (1841) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1841-1900 1843-1900 1841-1900
LBMD None None 1936-1937
WHALLEY ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS PARISH (1538) Indexes (ancient parish containing BRIERCLIFFE Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1538-1888 1539-1837 None
LOPC 1538-1601, 1605-1845, 1848-1860, 1862-1875 1539-1601, 1605-1647, 1653-1900 1538-1601, 1605-1840, 1843-1891
LBMD 1837-1937 None 1837-1937
FMP None 1539-1627 None
AC 1538-1601, 1605-1653
1538-1601, 1605-1653
1538-1601, 1605-1653
FREG 1538-1631 1539-1651 1538-?


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Briercliffe and comprising the whole ancient parish of Whalley to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the WHALLEY PARISH page.


Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 306895.


Poor Law Unions

Burnley Poor Law Union,Lancashire


Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 369-375. Date accessed: 09 September 2013.
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