Whalley, Lancashire

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Guide to '''Whalley, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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Guide to '''Whalley, Lancashire family history and genealogy:''' chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
  
 
For a list of all the churches in Whalley Parish, see "[[A Comprehensive List of Whalley Chapelries]]".  
 
For a list of all the churches in Whalley Parish, see "[[A Comprehensive List of Whalley Chapelries]]".  
  
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<br>__TOC__'''Part of this parish is in Yorkshire. See also [[Whalley, Yorkshire|Whalley, Yorkshire]].'''<br>  
 
<br>__TOC__'''Part of this parish is in Yorkshire. See also [[Whalley, Yorkshire|Whalley, Yorkshire]].'''<br>  
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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
WHALLEY St Mary, a '''parish''', chiefly in the Higher and Lower divisions of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, but extends partly into the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross, West Riding of Yorkshire, 4 miles south by west from Clitheroe (Yorks). In 1848, the breadth of the parish, from the northern boundary of the parliamentary borough of Clitheroe to the southern boundary of the hundred in the Forest of Rossendale, within its limits, is fifteen miles 3 and its length, from the western boundary in the township of Oswaldtwistle to the eastern boundary, where the counties of Lancaster and York are separated by the division line at Wolfstones in Trawden Forest, is eighteen miles. The Yorkshire portion consists of the township of Low Bowland-Forest, and is three miles in length from north to south, and in breadth from west to east two and a half miles. The parish comprises the parliamentary borough of Clitheroe, which includes the townships of Chatburn, Downham, Mearley, Little Mitton, Pendleton, Twiston, Whalley, Wiswell, and Worston; the parochial chapelry of Altham, including Clayton-le-Moors, and New and Old Accrington; the parochial chapelry of Burnley, which includes the market-town of Burnley, and the townships of Briercliffe cum Extwistle, Cliviger, Habergham-Eaves, Ightenhill-Park, New Laund Booth with Filley-Close and Reedley-Hallows, and Worsthorn with Hurstwood, the parochial chapelry of Church, including Huncoat, Oswaldtwistle, and Yate cum Pickup-Bank, the parochial chapelry of Colne, including the market town of Colne, and the townships of Barrowfield, Foulridge, Great and Little Marsden, and Trawden; the parochial chapelry of Haslingden, including Henheads, and Higher and Lower Booth, the parochial chapelry of Newchurch-in-Pendle-Forest, including Barley-cum-Wheatley, Goldshaw-Booth, Old Laund Booth, Rough-Lee Booth, and Wheatley-Carr, the parochial chapelry of New-church-in-Rossendale-Forest, including part of the consolidated chapelry of Bacup, and the hamlets of Deadwin-CIough and Wolfenden; and the parochial chapelry of Padiham, which includes the townships of Dunnockshaw, Hapton, Higham Booth with Hey-Houses, Read, and Simonstone. In the parish is also the township of Little Bowland with Leagram, separated by the Hodder from Yorkshire, to which county part of it was anciently considered to belong. There are nearly 40 churches and chapels in different parts of the parish, erected by private individuals, by subscription, and various grants from Royal Bounty and Her Majesty's Commissioners. The '''dissenters''' places of worship are also numerous.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]''  (1848), pp. 534-537. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.</ref>  
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WHALLEY St Mary, a '''parish''', chiefly in the Higher and Lower divisions of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, but extends partly into the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross, West Riding of Yorkshire, 4 miles south by west from Clitheroe (Yorks). In 1848, the breadth of the parish, from the northern boundary of the parliamentary borough of Clitheroe to the southern boundary of the hundred in the Forest of Rossendale, within its limits, is fifteen miles 3 and its length, from the western boundary in the township of Oswaldtwistle to the eastern boundary, where the counties of Lancaster and York are separated by the division line at Wolfstones in Trawden Forest, is eighteen miles. The Yorkshire portion consists of the township of Low Bowland-Forest, and is three miles in length from north to south, and in breadth from west to east two and a half miles. The parish comprises the parliamentary borough of Clitheroe, which includes the townships of Chatburn, Downham, Mearley, Little Mitton, Pendleton, Twiston, Whalley, Wiswell, and Worston; the parochial chapelry of Altham, including Clayton-le-Moors, and New and Old Accrington; the parochial chapelry of Burnley, which includes the market-town of Burnley, and the townships of Briercliffe cum Extwistle, Cliviger, Habergham-Eaves, Ightenhill-Park, New Laund Booth with Filley-Close and Reedley-Hallows, and Worsthorn with Hurstwood, the parochial chapelry of Church, including Huncoat, Oswaldtwistle, and Yate cum Pickup-Bank, the parochial chapelry of Colne, including the market town of Colne, and the townships of Barrowfield, Foulridge, Great and Little Marsden, and Trawden; the parochial chapelry of Haslingden, including Henheads, and Higher and Lower Booth, the parochial chapelry of Newchurch-in-Pendle-Forest, including Barley-cum-Wheatley, Goldshaw-Booth, Old Laund Booth, Rough-Lee Booth, and Wheatley-Carr, the parochial chapelry of New-church-in-Rossendale-Forest, including part of the consolidated chapelry of Bacup, and the hamlets of Deadwin-CIough and Wolfenden; and the parochial chapelry of Padiham, which includes the townships of Dunnockshaw, Hapton, Higham Booth with Hey-Houses, Read, and Simonstone. In the parish is also the township of Little Bowland with Leagram, separated by the Hodder from Yorkshire, to which county part of it was anciently considered to belong. There are nearly 40 churches and chapels in different parts of the parish, erected by private individuals, by subscription, and various grants from Royal Bounty and Her Majesty's Commissioners. The '''dissenters''' places of worship are also numerous.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51395#s7 A Topographical Dictionary of England]''  (1848), pp. 534-537. Adapted. Date accessed: 08 October 2013.</ref>  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 16:56, 8 October 2013

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

For a list of all the churches in Whalley Parish, see "A Comprehensive List of Whalley Chapelries".

St Mary's and All Saints Church Whalley Lancashire.jpg

Contents

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

Parish History

WHALLEY St Mary, a parish, chiefly in the Higher and Lower divisions of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, but extends partly into the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross, West Riding of Yorkshire, 4 miles south by west from Clitheroe (Yorks). In 1848, the breadth of the parish, from the northern boundary of the parliamentary borough of Clitheroe to the southern boundary of the hundred in the Forest of Rossendale, within its limits, is fifteen miles 3 and its length, from the western boundary in the township of Oswaldtwistle to the eastern boundary, where the counties of Lancaster and York are separated by the division line at Wolfstones in Trawden Forest, is eighteen miles. The Yorkshire portion consists of the township of Low Bowland-Forest, and is three miles in length from north to south, and in breadth from west to east two and a half miles. The parish comprises the parliamentary borough of Clitheroe, which includes the townships of Chatburn, Downham, Mearley, Little Mitton, Pendleton, Twiston, Whalley, Wiswell, and Worston; the parochial chapelry of Altham, including Clayton-le-Moors, and New and Old Accrington; the parochial chapelry of Burnley, which includes the market-town of Burnley, and the townships of Briercliffe cum Extwistle, Cliviger, Habergham-Eaves, Ightenhill-Park, New Laund Booth with Filley-Close and Reedley-Hallows, and Worsthorn with Hurstwood, the parochial chapelry of Church, including Huncoat, Oswaldtwistle, and Yate cum Pickup-Bank, the parochial chapelry of Colne, including the market town of Colne, and the townships of Barrowfield, Foulridge, Great and Little Marsden, and Trawden; the parochial chapelry of Haslingden, including Henheads, and Higher and Lower Booth, the parochial chapelry of Newchurch-in-Pendle-Forest, including Barley-cum-Wheatley, Goldshaw-Booth, Old Laund Booth, Rough-Lee Booth, and Wheatley-Carr, the parochial chapelry of New-church-in-Rossendale-Forest, including part of the consolidated chapelry of Bacup, and the hamlets of Deadwin-CIough and Wolfenden; and the parochial chapelry of Padiham, which includes the townships of Dunnockshaw, Hapton, Higham Booth with Hey-Houses, Read, and Simonstone. In the parish is also the township of Little Bowland with Leagram, separated by the Hodder from Yorkshire, to which county part of it was anciently considered to belong. There are nearly 40 churches and chapels in different parts of the parish, erected by private individuals, by subscription, and various grants from Royal Bounty and Her Majesty's Commissioners. The dissenters places of worship are also numerous.[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

Whalley St Mary and All Saints parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries 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


WHALLEY ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS PARISH(1538) Indexes
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-?
ACCRINGTON ST JAMES Chapelry (1745) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1830-1900 1809-1900 None
LOPC 1745-1747, 1791-1825, 1831-1861, 1872-1900 1773-1849, 1880-1900 1790-1900
LBMD 1837-1974 1837-1988 1837-1974
ACCRINGTON CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1840) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1840-1886 None None
LOPC 1892-1900 1891-1900 1841-1900
LBMD None 1842-1988 None
ACCRINGTON ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Chapelry (1868) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1844-1896 1822-1900 None
LOPC 1868-1900 1871-1900 None
LBMD 1868-1900+part. 1868-1900+part. 1868-1900+ part.
ALTHAM ST JAMES Chapelry (1518) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1518-1851 1518-1901 None
LOPC 1749-1851 1749-1900 1749-1901
LBMD None 1837-2007 None
FMP None 1598-1695 None
AC 1596-1695 1596-1695
1596-1695
FREG 1596-1695 1596-? None
BACOP (or BACUP) ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Chapelry (1788) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1788-1849 None None
LOPC 1788-1846 None 1788-1853
LBMD None 1838-1950 None
FREG 1816-1818 None None
BACOP ST SAVIOUR Chapelry (1866) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1866-1946 None
BARROWFORD ST THOMAS Chapelry (1839) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1841-1900 1844-1900 None
LOPC 1840-1900 1844-1900 1839-1900
LBMD None 1844-1983 None
BRIERCLIFFE ST JAMES Chapelry (1841) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1841-1900 1843-1900 1841-1900
LBMD None None 1936-1937
BURNLEY ST PETER Chapelry (1562) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1562-1847 1562-1907 None
LOPC 1562-1887, 1891-1898, 1904-1907, 1919-1926 1562-1875 1562-1822, 1830-1896
LBMD 1837-1977 1837-1974 1837-1897
FMP None 1562-1653 None
AC 1562-1653 1562-1653 1562-1653
FREG 1562-1653 1564-1653 1562-1653
BURNLEY ST ANDREW Chapelry (1869) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1869-1980 None
BURNLEY ST JAMES Chapelry (1841) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None 1849-1900 None
LOPC 1845-1900 1841-1879 1850-1856
LBMD None 1849-1972 None
BURNLEY ST PAUL Chapelry (1846) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1846-1880 1853-1876, 1896-1900 None
LBMD None None None
BURNLEY ST STEPHEN Chapelry (1878) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1891-1901 1878-1881 None
LOPC 1879-1953 1912-1969 1879-1946
LBMD None 1879-1982 None
CHATBURN CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1801) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1801-1900 1834-1900 1801-1856
LOPC 1838-1900 1839-1900 1838-1900
LBMD None None None
CHURCH-KIRK ST JAMES Chapelry (1600) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1600-1900 1600-1901 None
LOPC 1633-1900
1600-1830. 1837-1894 1633-1899
LBMD None 1837-1993 None
AC 1600-1747 1600-1747 1600-1747
CLAYTON-LE-MOORS ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1840) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1840-1890 1841-1900 None
LOPC 1840-1869, 1876-1883, 1890-1901 1841-1904 1840-1900
LBMD None 1841-2005 None
CLITHEROE ST MARY MAGDALENE Chapelry (1570) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1570-1901 1570-1901 1804-1897
LOPC 1569-1614, 1653-1901 1570-1587, 1654-1786, 1813-1901 1570-1626, 1651-1679, 1681-1724, 1779-1835, 1844-1891
LBMD 1837-1974 1837-1990 1837-1951, 1953-1974
CLITHEROE ST JAMES Chapelry (1839) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1839-1890 1861-1896 1840-1897
LOPC 1839-1901 1861-1900 1840-1897
LBMD None 1861-1946, 1965-1988
None
CLITHEROE ST PAUL Chapelry (1866) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1866-1900 1871-1901 None
LBMD None 1871-2000 None
COLNE CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1836) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1836-1900 1839-1900 None
LOPC 1836-1886 1839-1900 1836-1900
LBMD None 1839-1982 None
COLNE ST BARTHOLOMEW Chapelry (1599) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1599-1900 1599-1900 1599-1835
LOPC 1599-1900 1599-1645, 1654-1900 1599-1650, 1653-1899
LBMD 1837-1942 1837-1982 1837-1968
FMP None 1599-1644 None
AC 1599-1653
1599-1653
1599-1653
FREG 1599-1653, 1790-1812
1599-1640
1599-1616, 1630-1650
DOWNHAM ST LEONARD Chapelry (1605) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1606-1886 1606-1861 1679-1903
LOPC 1653-1722, 1801-1888 1606-1837 1801-1878
LBMD None 1837-2006 None
FMP None 1655-1754 None
AC 1605-1837
1605-1837
1605-1837
FENCE-IN-PENDLE ST ANNE Chapelry (1837) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1837-1900 1838-1900 1837-1872
LOPC 1837-2010 1838-1981 1837-1899
LBMD None 1838-1982 None
GOODSHAW ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1728) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1732-1900 1838-1907 1755-1893
LOPC 1728-1747, 1749-1900 1838-1907 1755-1893
LBMD None 1838-1950 None
HABERGHAM-ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1845) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1846-1900 1849-1900 1850-1877
LOPC 1845-1900 1849-1894 1850-1900
LBMD None None None
HABERGHAM EAVES HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1837) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1837-1900 1837-1900 None
LOPC 1837-1884 1837-1848, 1875-1879 1837-1900
LBMD None 1849-1982 None
HASLINGDEN ST JAMES Chapelry (1603) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1699-1844 1721-1900 1841-1848
LOPC 1683-1844 1603-1739, 1741-1837 1683-1844
LBMD 1837-1851 1837-2003 1837-1938
AC 1603-1683
1603-1698
1603-1679
HEYHOUSES-SABDEN ST NICHOLAS Chapelry (1841) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS


LOPC 1841-1900 1849-1900 1841-1900
LBMD None 1849-1996 None
HOLME ST JOHN THE DIVINE Chapelry (1741) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1792-1852 None None
LOPC 1741-1879, 1901-1904, 1953-1996 1742-1756, 1839-1935, 1952-2011 1742-1852, 1880-2012
LBMD None 1839-1982 None
LUMB ST MICHAEL Chapelry (1846) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1846-1857 1849-1925 None
LOPC 1846-1933 1849-1957 1849-1983
LBMD None 1849-1946 None
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
NELSON-GREAT MARSDEN ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Chapelry (1845) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1845-1900 1849-1900 1849-1900
LOPC 1845-1900 1849-1900 1849-1895
LBMD None 1849-1982 None
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
NEWCHURCH-IN-ROSSENDALE ST NICHOLAS Chapelry (1606) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1606-1890 1606-1914 None
LOPC 1606-1609, 1616-1622, 1624-1652, 1654-1934 1606-1609, 1616-1641, 1654-1845, 1864-1955 1616-1622, 1624-1642, 1658-1987
LBMD 1837-1895 1837-2007 1837-1895
FMP None 1654-1723 None
AC 1653-1723
1653-1723
1653-1723
FREG 1797-1812 1774-1812 None
OSWALDTWISTLE IMMANUEL Chapelry (1837) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1837-1898 1840-1900 1837-1891
LOPC 1837-1898 1840-1900 1837-1868
LBMD 1837-1974 1877-2004 1837-1974
TRAWDEN ST MARY Chapelry (1846) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1846-1900 1846-1900 None
LOPC 1846-1900 1846-1900 1846-1900
LBMD None 1846-1982 None
PADIHAM ST LEONARD Chapelry (1573) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1573-1879 1573-1839 1609-1839
LOPC 1573-1653, 1663-1789, 1791-1839, 1847-1873, 1887-1901, 1905-1922 1573-1653, 1663-1789, 1793-1839, 1867-1893 1573-1652, 1663-1789, 1791-1907, 1923-1945, 1996-2010
LBMD 1837-1957 1837-1982 1837-1957
FMP None 1573-1653
None
AC 1573-1653
1573-1653
1573-1653
FREG 1573-1653
1573-1653
1573-1652
RAWTENSTALL ST MARY Chapelry (1838) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1838-1847 None None
LOPC 1838-1847 None 1838-1847
LBMD 1895-1974 1842-1946 1895-1974
TUNSTEAD HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1842) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1842-1848 None None
LOPC 1843-1848 None None
LBMD None 1858-1983 None
WHITEWELL ST MICHAEL Chapelry (1718) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1756-1854 1756-1848 None
LOPC 1718-1854 1756-1778, 1810-1854 1756-1769, 1813-1854
LBMD None 1838-1949, 1951-2004
None
WORSTHORNE ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Chapelry (1835) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1848-1854 None None
LOPC 1835-2007 1843-2012 1835-2012
LBMD None 1843-1982 None
Original Records

The Lancashire Record Office at Bow Lane, Preston PR2 1RE, holds the original parish registers in its vast collections. Contact their website for contact information.

The Family History Library has microfilmed the parish registers and Bishop's transcripts of Whalley parish for the years 1538-1900. These films are available for ordering/circulating and researching at any one of its satellite FamilySearch Centers worldwide.

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 306899.


Poor Law Unions

Clitheroe 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. 534-537. Adapted. Date accessed: 08 October 2013.