Todmorden, Lancashire

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Guide to '''Todmorden, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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<br>__TOC__'''Part of this parish is in Yorkshire. See also [[Todmorden, Yorkshire|Todmorden]], Yorkshire.'''<br>  
 
<br>__TOC__'''Part of this parish is in Yorkshire. See also [[Todmorden, Yorkshire|Todmorden]], Yorkshire.'''<br>  
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== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
  
Todmorden was an Ecclesiastical Parish, partly in Lancashire and partly in Yorkshire; created in 1832 from chapelry in Rochdale Ancient Parish.
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TODMORDEN St Mary, '''a parochial chapelry''', and the head of a union; containing a greater&nbsp;portion of Todmorden Township and the townships of Langfield and Stansfield, '''partly in the parish of Halifax''', W. riding of York; and&nbsp;comprising all of&nbsp;the hamlet of Walsden, '''''in the parish of [[Rochdale_St_Chad,_Lancashire|Rochdale]]''''', hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster; 20 miles northeast&nbsp;from [[Manchester_St_Mary,_Dennis_&_George_(Cathedral),_Lancashire|Manchester]].&nbsp;The chapel, was&nbsp;erected by 1625,&nbsp;and&nbsp;had a spacious cemetery.  
 
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TODMORDEN, '''a parochial chapelry''', and the head of a union; containing 16,830 inhabitants, of whom 10,776 are in a part of the town of Todmorden, and in the townships of Langfield and Stansfield, parish of Halifax, W. riding of York; and the remaining 6054 in the greater portion of the town of Todmorden, and in the hamlet of Walsden, parish of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster; 20 miles (N. E.) from Manchester, and 207 (N. W. by N.) from London. This place, which is situated in the fertile and romantic vale of Todmorden, anciently Todmaredene, or " the valley of the Fox mere," belonged in the reign of Edward III. to the family of Radcliffe, a branch from Radcliffe Tower, which resided here and at Mearley, alternately, for more than four centuries. The estate was ultimately conveyed by marriage with Elizabeth, heiress of Joshua Radcliffe, Esq., to Roger Mainwaring, Esq., of Carincham, in the county of Chester, by whom it was alienated, and subsequently sold, about the close of the 17th century. The vale, which is watered by the Calder, abounds with coal, and with stone and timber for building. Numerous mills for spinning cotton, and spacious factories for the weaving of calicoes, fustians, dimities, satteens, and velveteens, have been erected on the banks of the river, and are scattered throughout the valley; the manufacture also of worsted goods has been introduced, and is carried on to a very great extent. In addition to the mills on the Calder, there are several in the township whose machinery is propelled by steam; the number of engines employed is 34, of the aggregate power of 608 horses. In the extensive cotton-works of Messrs. Fielden are five steam-engines of the aggregate power of 242 horses, and water-power equivalent to that of 15 horses. About 60,000lb. of cotton-yarn are spun, and 7000 pieces of calico woven, weekly in the town and vicinity, exclusively of fustians and other goods; and ten packs of wool are used weekly in the manufacture of various kinds of worsted goods. The town is situated near the junction of the several townships, and skirted on the south by the Rochdale canal, which opens a direct communication with the inland navigation of Yorkshire and Lancashire, and through those channels, with the eastern and western sea-ports. The intercourse has been latterly increased by the Manchester and Leeds railway, which has a station here; and the Burnley branch of this railway quits the main line at Todmorden. The market for corn and provisions is on Thursday, and for cattle on the first Thursday in every month; fairs for cattle, which continue for three days each, commence on the Thursday before Easter, and on the 27th of September. A court ot petty-sessions, established in 1833 by John Crossley, Esq., of Scaitcliffe, at the request of the inhabitants, is still continued. The powers of the county debt-court of Todmorden, established in 1847, extend over the registration-district of Todmorden. The chapel, erected about the time of the Reformation, on land given for its site and for a spacious cemetery by the Radcliffes, of Todmorden Hall, having become ruinous, was rebuilt in 1770, by Anthony Crossley, Gent., at an expense of £605, and is at present used for the performance of the funeral service. A church dedicated to Christ, which is now the parochial chapel, was erected in 1832 at a cost of nearly £4500, by subscription, aided by a liberal grant from the Parliamentary Commissioners; it is a handsome structure in the early English style, with a square embattled tower. Near it are excellent national schools just erected at a cost of £2000; and a parsonage-house. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £165; patron, the Vicar of Rochdale. In the hamlet of Walsden is another incumbency. A school adjoining the old churchyard was endowed in 1713, with £100 by the Rev. Richard Clegg, vicar of Kirkham-in-the-Fylde, and with £50 by subscription. The union of Todmorden comprises six townships, containing a population of 31,656.  
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From: ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 369-372. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51348 Date accessed: 31 July 2010.  
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Another chapel&nbsp;dedicated as&nbsp;'''Todmorden Christ Church''', which is now the parochial chapel, was erected in 1832.<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 369-372. Adapted.&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Date accessed: 31 July 2010.</ref>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
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==== Church records  ====
 
==== Church records  ====
  
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===== '''Online Records'''  =====
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'''<u>Church of England</u>'''
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Todmorden chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of [[Rochdale St Chad, Lancashire|Rochdale St Chad]] 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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'''[[Rochdale St Chad, Lancashire|ROCHDALE&nbsp;ST&nbsp;CHAD]]&nbsp;PARISH&nbsp;(1582) Indexes '''''(ancient parish containing TODMORDEN Chapelry)''
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For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Todmorden and comprising the whole ancient parish of Rochdale St Chad 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 St. Mary's Church, Todmorden, 1625-1832 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Bishop's transcripts of the chapelry of Todmorden (St. Mary), in the parish of Rochdale, Lancashire. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/306-307b<br>  
 
Bishop's transcripts for St. Mary's Church, Todmorden, 1625-1832 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Bishop's transcripts of the chapelry of Todmorden (St. Mary), in the parish of Rochdale, Lancashire. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/306-307b<br>  
  
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Revision as of 02:09, 16 September 2013

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

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Contents

Part of this parish is in Yorkshire. See also Todmorden, Yorkshire.

Chapelry History

TODMORDEN St Mary, a parochial chapelry, and the head of a union; containing a greater portion of Todmorden Township and the townships of Langfield and Stansfield, partly in the parish of Halifax, W. riding of York; and comprising all of the hamlet of Walsden, in the parish of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster; 20 miles northeast from Manchester. The chapel, was erected by 1625, and had a spacious cemetery.

Another chapel dedicated as Todmorden Christ Church, which is now the parochial chapel, was erected in 1832.[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

Todmorden chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Rochdale St Chad 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
GLUK = GenealogyLinksUK
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
TODWLS = Todmorden and Walsden Website


TODMORDEN ST MARY Chapelry (1624) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1624-1824 1669-1831 1744-1825
LOPC 1628-1633; 1670-1740 1669-1812 1628-1633;1670-1741
AC 1670-1812 1670-1812 1670-1812
GLUK 1781-1857 (part.) 1822-1838;1844-1874 (part.) 1666-1904 (part.)
TODWLS 1680-1901 (part.) 1680-1901 (part.) 1680-1901 (part.)
TODMORDEN CHRIST CHURCH CHAPELRY (1834) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
GLUK None 1822-1838;1844-1874 None

ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH (1582) Indexes (ancient parish containing TODMORDEN 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 Todmorden and comprising the whole ancient parish of Rochdale St Chad to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH page.


Bishop's transcripts for St. Mary's Church, Todmorden, 1625-1832 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Bishop's transcripts of the chapelry of Todmorden (St. Mary), in the parish of Rochdale, Lancashire. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/306-307b

Contents
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Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1625-1632; 1671-1690; and 1700-1813.
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Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1814-1832.
FHL BRITISH Film
1545949 Items 1 - 2


Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Todmorden/index.html for transcripts of the registers of 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 306935.


Poor Law Unions

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://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53035 British History Online Todmorden & Walsden

References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 369-372. Adapted.&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Date accessed: 31 July 2010.