Hundersfield, Lancashire

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== Chapelry History  ==
 
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HUNDERSFIELD, or sometimes known as Wardleworth, a division in [[Rochdale_St_Chad,_Lancashire|Rochdale parish]], with an ancient '''parochial chapel''', in Lancashire. It comprises the township of Wardleworth, the township of Wuerdle-with-Wardle [which see under "Wardle", a chapelry under this parochial chapelry], the township of Blatchinworth-with-Calderbrook, and the Whitworth and Brandwood portions of the township of Spotland. The parochial chapelry in Wardleworth is called sometimes Hundersfield, and sometimes Wardleworth-St. Mary. The church was built in 1740, as a chapel of ease.<ref>Wilson, John M., ''[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/index.jsp Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales]'' (1872)</ref>
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HUNDERSFIELD, a division, in the '''parish''' of Rochdale, partly in the union of Todmorden, but chiefly in that of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S.division of Lancashire; comprising the four township sof Blatchinworth with Calderbrook, Todmorden with Walsden, Wardleworth, and Wuerdle with Wardle. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51053#s19 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 580-583.''] Date accessed: 21 October 2013.</ref>
  
 
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Guide to Hundersfield, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Contents

Chapelry History

HUNDERSFIELD, a division, in the parish of Rochdale, partly in the union of Todmorden, but chiefly in that of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S.division of Lancashire; comprising the four township sof Blatchinworth with Calderbrook, Todmorden with Walsden, Wardleworth, and Wuerdle with Wardle. [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.

Church records

Online Records

Church of England

Hundersfield chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Rochdale 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


WARDLEWORTH ST MARY CHAPELRY (1700) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS

1700-1734;1749-1780;

1783-1789;1791-1798;

1812-1873

1749-1776;1791-1870 1673-1855
LOPC None None None
LBMD 1837-1940 1859-1925 1837-1953

ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH (1582) Indexes (ancient parish containing HUNDERSFIELD Chapelry)

Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1582-1894 1582-1898  None
LOPC 1642-1835 1582-1898 1582-1837;1862-1896
LBMD None 1837-1940 None
AC  1582-1616 1701-1801 1582-1616


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Hundersfield and comprising the whole ancient parish of Rochdale to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ROCHDALE ST CHAD 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 306935.

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.

Taxation

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53031 British History Online Hundersfield

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 580-583. Date accessed: 21 October 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.P. Earwaker, Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628 (London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.