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Chapelry History

HUNDERSFIELD [or, sometimes called Wardleworth St Mary], a division of Rochdale parish, Lancashire. It comprises the township of Wardleworth, the township of Wuerdle-with-Wardle, the township of Blatchinworth-with-Calderbrook, and the Whitworth and Brandwood portions of the township of Spotland. A parochial chapelry in Wardleworth is called sometimes Hundersfield, and sometimes Wardleworth-St. Mary. This was constituted in 1844, and lies within Rochdale borough. Pop. in 1861, 10, 610. Houses, 2, 013. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £300.* Patron, the Vicar of Rochdale. The church was built in 1740, as a chapel of ease. The name Hundersfield is a corruption of Honorsfield; and that was derived from the word Honore, signifying a Saxon lord.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870)


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

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

Parish registers 1827-1870, churchwarden's accounts, and vestry minutes Microfilm of original records in possession of the Manchester Public Libraries. Microfilm purchased from the Rochdale Central Library, Rochdale, Lancashire.
St. Mary's Wardleworth is an ecclesiastical district within Rochdale parish. It is sometimes called Hundersfield.

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Baptisms and burials 1827-1829
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Baptisms and burials 1841-1852
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Baptisms 1828-1848
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Marriages 1850-1870
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Burials 1828-1855
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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.


http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

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.

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