Newchurch in Pendle, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to '''Newchurch in Pendle, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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== Village History  ==
 
== Village History  ==
  
 
Newchurch in Pendle is a village in Lancashire adjacent to Barley, at the foot of Pendle Hill. Famous for the Demdike family of Pendle witches who lived there in the 17th century. Newchurch used to be called Goldshaw Booth and later Newchurch in Pendle Forest, however this was shortened to "Newchurch in Pendle". The civil parish is still named Goldshaw Booth.  
 
Newchurch in Pendle is a village in Lancashire adjacent to Barley, at the foot of Pendle Hill. Famous for the Demdike family of Pendle witches who lived there in the 17th century. Newchurch used to be called Goldshaw Booth and later Newchurch in Pendle Forest, however this was shortened to "Newchurch in Pendle". The civil parish is still named Goldshaw Booth.  
 
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== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
  
Newchurch in Pendle St Mary was created a chapel of ease by 1544 from, and lying within the boundaries of [[Whalley, Lancashire]] Ancient Parish.
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[[Image:The Eye of God St Mary contributor Alexander P. Kapp.jpg|thumb|center|The Eye of God St Mary contributor Alexander P. Kapp.jpg]]
 
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Other places in the parish include: Old Laund Booth, Roughlee Booth, and Barley with Wheatley Booth.<br>
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There was a chapel of ease on this site as early as 1250 and a later chapel was dedicated in 1544. The tower, although restored, is the only remaining part of that building. The current church was probably built in the 17th century, however it was only completed in 1740. The "eye of God" is built into the west side of the tower. To the east of the porch, up against the south wall, is the grave of a member of the Nutter family (carved with a skull &amp; crossbones). Local legend has it that it's the last resting place of Alice Nutter, one of the famous Pendle witches. However, executed witches were not normally buried in consecrated ground, and the skull and crossbones is a common 'memento mori' device used to remind the onlooker of their own mortality. So it can be fairly confidently asserted that the legend is in fact a myth.
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Here is an excellent 19th Century perspective from the historical topographer, [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=445 Samuel Lewis]:
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"NEWCHURCH-in-Pendle-Forest, '''a parochial chapelry'''<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1330975877618_77" />, '''in the parish of Whalley''' 6 miles north by northwest&nbsp;of Burnley. It comprises the four townships of Barley with Whitley, Goldshaw, Old Laund Booth, and Roughlee.&nbsp;'''The chapel''', dedicated to '''St. Mary''', '''was erected by'''&nbsp;'''1544.&nbsp;'''At '''Fence''', in Old Laund Booth, is '''a church erected in 1837, called St Anne'''.  
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There were places of worship for Wesleyan&nbsp;and Primitive Methodists, Baptists, Inghamites, and Roman Catholics.<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 389-393. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51172 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.</ref>
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NEWCHURCH-in-Pendle-Forest (St Mary), a parochial '''chapelry''', in the parish of [[Whalley, Lancashire|Whalley]] 6 miles north by northwest of Burnley. It comprises the four townships of Barley with Whitley, Goldshaw, Old Laund Booth, and Roughlee. The chapel, dedicated to St. Mary, was erected by 1544. At Fence, in Old Laund Booth, is a church erected in 1837, called St Anne. Other places in the parish include: Old Laund Booth, Roughlee Booth, and Barley with Wheatley Booth. There were places of worship for '''Wesleyan''' and '''Primitive Methodists''', '''Baptists''', '''Inghamites''', and '''Roman Catholics'''.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51172#s6 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 389-393. Date accessed: 22 October 2013.</ref>  
  
 
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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].  
  
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
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Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>  
  
 
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
 
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  ====
  
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
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An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>  
  
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==== Church records  ====
 
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Newchurch in Pendle 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:  
 
Newchurch in Pendle 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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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Newchurch in Pendle 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.  
 
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Newchurch in Pendle 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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[[Burnley Poor Law Union,Lancashire]]  
 
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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.  
  
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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]  
 
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== Web sites  ==
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendle_witch_trials Wikipedia link about Pendle With Trials including some pedigrees of those executed.<br>
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendle_witch_trials Wikipedia link about Pendle With Trials including some pedigrees of those executed.<br>  
  
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Guide to Newchurch in Pendle, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Contents

Village History

Newchurch in Pendle is a village in Lancashire adjacent to Barley, at the foot of Pendle Hill. Famous for the Demdike family of Pendle witches who lived there in the 17th century. Newchurch used to be called Goldshaw Booth and later Newchurch in Pendle Forest, however this was shortened to "Newchurch in Pendle". The civil parish is still named Goldshaw Booth.

Chapelry History

The Eye of God St Mary contributor Alexander P. Kapp.jpg

NEWCHURCH-in-Pendle-Forest (St Mary), a parochial chapelry, in the parish of Whalley 6 miles north by northwest of Burnley. It comprises the four townships of Barley with Whitley, Goldshaw, Old Laund Booth, and Roughlee. The chapel, dedicated to St. Mary, was erected by 1544. At Fence, in Old Laund Booth, is a church erected in 1837, called St Anne. Other places in the parish include: Old Laund Booth, Roughlee Booth, and Barley with Wheatley Booth. There were places of worship for Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists, Baptists, Inghamites, and Roman Catholics.[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

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

Newchurch in Pendle 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:

FS = FamilySearch.org
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk
LBMDLancashireBMD.org.uk
AC = Ancestry.co.uk
FREG = FreeReg


NEWCHURCH-IN-PENDLE ST MARY Chapelry  (1691) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1691-1905 1723-1900 None
LOPC 1705-1903, 1906 1721-1845 1721-1856, 1906
LBMD None 1837-1976 None
FMP None 1573-1813 None
FREG 1835-1836, 1895-1907 1835-1836 1834-1836, 1905, 1907
WHALLEY ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS(ancient parish containing NEWCHURCH-IN-PENDLE 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 Newchurch in Pendle 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


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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendle_witch_trials Wikipedia link about Pendle With Trials including some pedigrees of those executed.

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 389-393. Date accessed: 22 October 2013.