Little Marsden, Lancashire

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Guide to '''Little Marsden, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
 
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== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
  
MARSDEN, LITTLE,a '''chapelry''' [built in 1813], in the parochial chapelry of [[Colne,_Lancashire|Colne]], parish of [[Whalley, Lancashire]], union of Burnley, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 3 miles (north by northeast from Burnley.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51111#s10 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 101-104.</ref>  
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MARSDEN, LITTLE, a '''chapelry''', in the parochial chapelry of Colne, parish of Whalley, union o fBurnley, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 3 miles ( N. N. E.)from Burnley. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A. , [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51135#s19 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 260-263.''] Date accessed: 30 September 2013.</ref>
  
 
The town was originally two villages, Little Marsden and Great Marsden. A small mill had been established by the Ecroyd family at Edge End as early as 1740, and there were two coal mines nearby, but it was the coming of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in 1796, followed by the East Lancashire Railway in 1849, that spurred its development as an industrial town, with an economy based mainly upon cotton weaving.<br>  
 
The town was originally two villages, Little Marsden and Great Marsden. A small mill had been established by the Ecroyd family at Edge End as early as 1740, and there were two coal mines nearby, but it was the coming of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in 1796, followed by the East Lancashire Railway in 1849, that spurred its development as an industrial town, with an economy based mainly upon cotton weaving.<br>  
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Guide to Little Marsden, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Contents

Chapelry History

MARSDEN, LITTLE, a chapelry, in the parochial chapelry of Colne, parish of Whalley, union o fBurnley, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 3 miles ( N. N. E.)from Burnley. [1]

The town was originally two villages, Little Marsden and Great Marsden. A small mill had been established by the Ecroyd family at Edge End as early as 1740, and there were two coal mines nearby, but it was the coming of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal in 1796, followed by the East Lancashire Railway in 1849, that spurred its development as an industrial town, with an economy based mainly upon cotton weaving.

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

Little 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-LITTLE MARSDEN ST PAUL Chapelry  (1709) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1709-1901 1723-1900 1720-1900
LOPC 1809-1901 1899-1900 1813-1900
LBMD None 1839-1982 None
WHALLEY ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS(ancient parish containing LITTLE 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 Little 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.

Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A. , A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 260-263. Date accessed: 30 September 2013.