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BOOTHS, HIGHER, a township, in the parish of Whalley, union of Haslingden, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 2 miles north of Rawtenstall. This township comprises the villages of Goodshaw-Booth, Goodshaw-Fold, Crawshaw-Booth, Low-Clough, and Sunny-Side, all of them within the district of Rossendale. Goodshaw has a chapel, to which a district has been assigned, co-extensive with the township. The chapel stands on Morrell Height; it was erected in 1530. The Goodshaw chapel registers commence from 1699.
The Wesleyans, Baptists, Primitive Methodists, and Society of Friends have places of worship.
Goodshaw St Mary and All Saints was created as a chapel of ease by 1699 within the boundaires of Whalley, Lancashire Ancient Parish.
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.
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/
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
Parish registers for the chapelry of Goodshaw, 1749-1907 Microfilm copy of originals at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England.Goodshaw is a chapelry in Whalley parish. The chapelry was also known as St. Mary and All Saints' Church.
Manchester Central Library call nos.: L82/1/1, L82/1/2/3, L82/1/3/1, L82/1/4/2.
| Baptisms, 1749-1854. Burials, 1755-1841.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
| Inventory of church records. Baptisms, 1854-1900. Marriages, 1838-1907. Burials, 1841-1893.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
Bishop's transcripts for Goodshaw, 1699-1838 Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Goodshaw is a chapelry in the parish of Whalley.
Lancashire Record Office: DRB 2/246
| Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1699?; baptisms and burials, 1801-1838.
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
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Lancashire Online Parish Clerks index
A useful resource for the records of this parish.
http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Rossendale/Goodshaw/stmary/index.html for Baptism records online with Surname index
http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Rossendale/Goodshaw/stmary/index.html for marriages with Surname index
http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Rossendale/Goodshaw/stmary/index.html for burials with Surname index
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 306899. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Poor Law Unions
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.
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- ↑ John Marius Wilson. Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. Published Edinburgh 1870, A. Fullarton & Co. See at: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/index.jsp