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[[Image:Littleborough_Holy_Trinity_contributor_David_Dixon.jpg|thumb|right|Littleborough Holy Trinity contributor David Dixon]]
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Guide to '''Littleborough, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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[[Image:Littleborough Holy Trinity contributor David Dixon.jpg|thumb|right]]  
  
 
== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
  
LITTLEBOROUGH, a parochial chapelry, in the parish and union of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Rochdale. This place is supposed to have been the site of a small Roman station. The Roman road from Manchester to York skirts the village, and several relics have been found in the immediate vicinity; among them, in 1793, the right arm of a silver statue of Victory, which Dr. Whitaker conjectures, with much probability, from the inscription upon it, "Victoriæ leg vi vic val rvfus vslm," to have been the arm of a votive statue of Valerius Rufus, broken off, and lost by the Roman army in one of their marches from York to Manchester. Littleborough lies on the road from Rochdale to Halifax, and is intersected by the Rochdale canal. The Manchester and Leeds railway, also, has a station here; and at a short distance attains its summit level, 330 feet above the Manchester station, and 440 feet above the terminal station at Normanton, in Yorkshire. It proceeds through a tunnel in Calderbrook, 2869 yards in length, 24 feet wide, and 22 in height, and having 14 shafts ten feet in diameter, varying from 50 to 300 feet in depth: in the formation of this tunnel, 1000 men were employed, and more than £251,000 expended. The population is chiefly employed in three flannel-mills, four cotton-factories, in bleachworks, six coal-pits, a stone-quarry, and in brick-making. About a mile east of Littleborough is Pike House, the ancient seat of the Halliwells, and now of their descendants, the Beswickes: the oldest remaining parts of the house were built in 1609, and the more modern alterations were made in 1703; the situation is remarkably picturesque, and the grounds are laid out with much taste. Town House has been the seat of the Newall family from the reign of Henry VI., and is now occupied by Mrs. Newall. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £190; patron, the Vicar of Rochdale: there is a parsonage-house. The chapel, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was licensed for mass by the convent of Whalley, in 1476; it was rebuilt about 1815, in the early English style, and a gallery has since been erected. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans, and another for Association Methodists. A free school founded by Theophilus Halliwell, barrister-at-law, in 1688, was endowed by him with lands at Haugh-End, in Sowerby, in the parish of Halifax; and was further endowed in 1699 by the will of his brother, Capt. Richard Halliwell. It affords instruction to about 30 children, who, and the master, are nominated by the founder's representative, now a minor, of Pike House. Day and Sunday schools have also been built here.
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LITTLEBOROUGH, a parochial '''chapelry''', in the parish and union of Rochdale, hundred of Salford,S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles (N. E.by E.) from Rochdale. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans, and another for Association Methodists. <ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51111#s10 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 101-104.''] Date accessed: 30 September 2013.</ref>  
 
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From: ''A Topographical Dictionary of England'' (1848), pp. 101-104. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51111 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.
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Littleborough Holy Trinity is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1745 from chapelry in [[Rochdale St Chad, Lancashire]] Ancient Parish.
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Other places in the parish include: Blatchinworth, Wuerdale, Calderbrook, Chelburn, Durn, Featherstall, Gale, Laneside, Rake, Shore, Sladen, Smithy Bridge, Summit, Whitelees, and Calder Brook. <br>
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The Church of the Holy Trinity was consecrated in 1820, having been built very close to the site of the Chapel that had served the community since 1471. By 1800 the Chapel was in a very poor condition and described as dangerous. Money to build the new church was raised by public subscription.<br><br>
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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>
  
 
==== 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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Littleborough chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Rochdale St Chad, Lancashire|Rochdale]] 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="#ccffff" | [http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=lancashire '''<font color="#800080">1838-1935</font>''']
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'''[[Rochdale St Chad, Lancashire|ROCHDALE&nbsp;ST&nbsp;CHAD]]'''''(ancient parish containing LITTLEBOROUGH&nbsp;Chapelry)''
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| bgcolor="#66ffcc" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Rochdale/index.html 1642-1835]'''
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | '''[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Rochdale/index.html 1582-1898]'''
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Littleborough and comprising the whole ancient parish of Rochdale to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Rochdale St Chad, Lancashire|ROCHDALE&nbsp;ST&nbsp;CHAD]] PARISH page.
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Bishop's transcripts for Littleborough, 1758-1844 Bishop's transcripts from the chapelry of Littleborough (Holy Trinity) in the township of Blatchinworth, parish of Rochdale, Lancashire. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/293-294<br>
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Bishop's transcripts for Littleborough, 1758-1844 Bishop's transcripts from the chapelry of Littleborough (Holy Trinity) in the township of Blatchinworth, parish of Rochdale, Lancashire. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/293-294<br>  
  
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| Baptisms, 1758-1800; burials, 1794-1800. <br>  
 
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| Baptisms and burials, 1801-1844. <br>  
 
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==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks Project<br>  ====
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http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Littleborough/index.html is an excellent resource for the parish<br>  
  
 
==== Census records  ====
 
==== Census records  ====
  
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{{British Census|306933}}
  
http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census<br>  
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==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
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[[Rochdale Poor Law Union]]
  
 
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An extremely useful local history website http://www.todmordenandwalsden.co.uk/ for the area has information about the parish and images of memorial inscriptions of the graveyard.<br>  
 
An extremely useful local history website http://www.todmordenandwalsden.co.uk/ for the area has information about the parish and images of memorial inscriptions of the graveyard.<br>  
  
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http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/sites/holy-trinity-littleborough for information about the parish<br>  
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http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53034 British History Online Blatchinworth<br>
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Revision as of 14:59, 30 September 2013

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

Littleborough Holy Trinity contributor David Dixon.jpg

Contents

Chapelry History

LITTLEBOROUGH, a parochial chapelry, in the parish and union of Rochdale, hundred of Salford,S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles (N. E.by E.) from Rochdale. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans, and another for Association Methodists. [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

Church records

Online Records

Church of England

Littleborough 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


LITTLEBOROUGH HOLY TRINITY CHAPELRY (1741) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1715-1758; 1840-1904 None  None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1838-1935 None

ROCHDALE ST CHAD(ancient parish containing LITTLEBOROUGH 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 Littleborough 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.


Bishop's transcripts for Littleborough, 1758-1844 Bishop's transcripts from the chapelry of Littleborough (Holy Trinity) in the township of Blatchinworth, parish of Rochdale, Lancashire. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/293-294

Content
Film
Baptisms, 1758-1800; burials, 1794-1800.
FHL BRITISH Film
1545798 Item 4
Baptisms and burials, 1801-1844.
FHL BRITISH Film
1545799 Items 1 - 2

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks Project

http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Littleborough/index.html is an excellent resource for the parish

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 306933.


Poor Law Unions

Rochdale Poor Law Union

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

An extremely useful local history website http://www.todmordenandwalsden.co.uk/ for the area has information about the parish and images of memorial inscriptions of the graveyard.

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/sites/holy-trinity-littleborough for information about the parish

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53034 British History Online Blatchinworth

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 101-104. Date accessed: 30 September 2013.