Great Marsden, Lancashire Genealogy

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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]  
 
[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lancashire Parishes]]  
  
== Chapelry History  ==
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Guide to '''Great Marsden, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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{{Infobox England Jurisdictions
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| Type = [[Ecclesiastical Parish ]]
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| County = Lancashire
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| Hundred = Blackburn
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| Poor Law Union = Burnley
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| Registration District = Burnley
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| PRbegin = 1845
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| BTbegin = 1813
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| Province = York
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| Diocese = Manchester
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| Archdeaconry =
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| Rural Deanery = Whalley
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| Parish =
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| Peculiar =
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| Chapelry =  
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| Probate Court = Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
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| Archdeaconry Court =
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| Bishops Court =
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| Prerogative Court =
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| Archive = [[Lancashire Record Office]]
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Great Marsden is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1845 from [[Whalley, Lancashire]] Ancient Parish and&nbsp; [[Colne, Lancashire]] Ecclesiastical Parish.<br>
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=== Chapelry History  ===
  
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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Great Marsden was created a '''district chapel''' in 1845 from, and lying within the boundaries of [[Whalley, Lancashire|Whalley]] civil Parish, and the township chapelry of [[Colne, Lancashire]]. A district church was endowed in 1845 and was dedicated to St. John. The '''Wesleyans''' have a place of worship.<ref>Samuel A. Lewis, ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51135#s18 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 260-263. Adapted. Date accessed: 14 October 2013.</ref>  
  
The parish history can be summarised:<br>
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The parish history can be summarized:<br>  
  
*&nbsp; 1845 Mission church founded
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*1845 Mission church founded  
*1848 Church built in Barkerhouse Road
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*1848 Church built in Barkerhouse Road  
*&nbsp; 1896 Church restored
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*1896 Church restored  
*1996 Demolished, services held in the former school - Church Centre next to the site
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*1996 Demolished, services held in the former school - Church Centre next to the site  
*1999 Church Centre unsafe, services held at St.Philip's whilst new church to be built on the site of the previous one
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*1999 Church Centre unsafe, services held at St.Philip's whilst new church to be built on the site of the previous one  
*&nbsp;2000 May, New church building consecrated, the Parish now combined with that of St.Philip on Leeds Road <br>
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*2000 May, New church building consecrated, the Parish now combined with that of St.Philip on Leeds Road <br>
  
MARSDEN, GREAT, a township, in the parochial chapelry of Colne, parish of Whalley, union of Burnley, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 3½ miles ( N. E. by N.) from Burnley; containing 1987 inhabitants. This place was anciently called Merclesden, and Merlesden. In the 35th of Henry III., Edmund de Lacy obtained a charter for free warren in "Great and Little Merlesden;" and in the 4th of Edward II., a fishery existed here, by grant from Henry de Lacy. Richard Merclesden was master forester of Blackburnshire to Isabella, dowager queen, in the reign of Edward III.; and in the same reign, Henry, Duke of Lancaster, granted a tract of land in Merclesden to Richard de Walton. The township is within the manor of Ightenhill Park, and is a pleasant and flourishing locality, containing some good mausions, among which are Marsden Hall and Catlow, the latter a modernised seat. At Cattover is an extensive quarry of fine grit, producing 150 tons per diem of flag and other stone; it is leased from the lord of the manor to Messrs. Thomas and Benjamin Chaffer, by whom the produce is sent by canal, chiefly to Manchester and Liverpool. A church district was '''endowed in 1845 '''by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners: the living is a perpetual curacy, with a net income of £150, and in the patronage of the Crown and the Bishop of Manchester, alternately. The church is dedicated to St. John. The Wesleyans have a place of worship.
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=== Resources  ===
 
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From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 260-263. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51135 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.
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== Resources  ==
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==== Civil Registration  ====
 
==== 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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
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==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
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An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
  
 
==== Church records  ====
 
==== 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
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===== '''Online Records'''  =====
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'''<u>Church of England</u>'''
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Great Marsden 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" | '''FMP''' = [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276 FindMyPast.co.uk (£)]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LBMD''' = [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk LancashireBMD.org.uk]
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''LOPC''' = [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/indexp.html Lancashire Online Parish Clerk]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="4" | '''NELSON-GREAT MARSDEN ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Chapelry&nbsp; (1845) Indexes'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''<u>Baptisms</u>'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''<u>Marriages</u>'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | '''<u>Burials</u>'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1845-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1849-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1849-1900''']
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Nelson/stjohn/index.html '''1845-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Nelson/stjohn/index.html '''1849-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Nelson/stjohn/index.html '''1849-1895''']
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LBMD'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''None'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1849-1982''']
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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 GREAT&nbsp;MARSDEN Chapelry)''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | <u>'''Baptisms'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <u>'''Marriages'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | <u>'''Burials'''</u>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://familysearch.org '''1538-1888''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://familysearch.org '''1539-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''LOPC'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Whalley/index.html '''1538-1601, 1605-1845, 1848-1860, 1862-1875''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Whalley/index.html '''1539-1601, 1605-1647, 1653-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Whalley/index.html '''1538-1601, 1605-1840, 1843-1891''']
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/birthind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-1937''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | None
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/deathind.cgi?county=lancashire '''1837-1937''']
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | None
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276 '''1539-1627''']
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | None
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''AC'''
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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="#ccffff" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1538-1601, 1605-1653''']'''<br>'''
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| bgcolor="#ffccff" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5895 '''1538-1601, 1605-1653''']'''<br>'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl '''1538-1631''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/cgi/Search.pl '''1539-1651''']
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Great Marsden and comprising the whole ancient parish of Whalley to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Whalley, Lancashire|WHALLEY&nbsp;ST&nbsp;MARY]]&nbsp;PARISH page.
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==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
Include an overview if there is any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed. Add a link to online sites for indexes and/or images. Also add a link to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.
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{{British Census|306898}}
  
==== Probate records<br> ====
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==== Poor Law Unions<br>  ====
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[[Burnley Poor Law Union,Lancashire]]
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==== Probate records<br> ====
  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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<br> ==
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== Maps and Gazetteers<br> ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Web sites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{expand section|any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.}}
  
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== References ==
  
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{{Reflist}} {{Lancashire}}
  
 
[[Category:Lancashire]]
 
[[Category:Lancashire]]

Revision as of 04:03, 29 April 2014

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

Great Marsden, Lancashire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Blackburn
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Burnley PLU
Registration District Burnley
Records begin
Parish registers: 1845
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Whalley
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Record Office

Contents

Chapelry History

Great Marsden was created a district chapel in 1845 from, and lying within the boundaries of Whalley civil Parish, and the township chapelry of Colne, Lancashire. A district church was endowed in 1845 and was dedicated to St. John. The Wesleyans have a place of worship.[1]

The parish history can be summarized:

  • 1845 Mission church founded
  • 1848 Church built in Barkerhouse Road
  • 1896 Church restored
  • 1996 Demolished, services held in the former school - Church Centre next to the site
  • 1999 Church Centre unsafe, services held at St.Philip's whilst new church to be built on the site of the previous one
  • 2000 May, New church building consecrated, the Parish now combined with that of St.Philip on Leeds Road

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

Great Marsden 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:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk


NELSON-GREAT MARSDEN ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Chapelry  (1845) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1845-1900 1849-1900 1849-1900
LOPC 1845-1900 1849-1900 1849-1895
LBMD None 1849-1982 None
WHALLEY ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS PARISH (1538) Indexes (ancient parish containing GREAT MARSDEN 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 Great Marsden and comprising the whole ancient parish of Whalley to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the WHALLEY ST MARY 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 306898.



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.

Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 260-263. Adapted. Date accessed: 14 October 2013.