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Chapelry History

Briercliffe St James was created a chapelry in 1843, taken from and lying withing the boundaries of Whalley Parish, and near Blackburn.

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.

"BRIERCLIFFE, with Extwistle, was a township, wiith a chapelry and lying within the parochial chapelry and poor law union of Burnley, both chapelries of which are in the parish of Whalley, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 2½ miles northeast of Burnley. Briercliffe was a district church, dedicated to St James, and was built in 1840. There were two Baptist chapels built in this place.[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

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

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

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Web sites

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References


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 369-375. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50829 Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.

 

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