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== Chapelry History ==
== Chapelry History ==
WHITWORTH, a district '''chapel of ease''', in the parish and union of [[
WHITWORTH, a district '''chapel of ease''', in the parish and union of [[, |Rochdale]], hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 2¾ miles north by west of Rochdale. The chapel, which is dedicated to St Bartholomew, was founded by the principal inhabitants of the township, about the time when Todmorden and Milnrow chapels were built. The edifice appears to have been rebuilt in the reign of William and Mary; it was again rebuilt in 1775, and the burial-ground was consecrated about 1795. Whitworth includes the areas of [[Healey, Lancashire]], Broadley, Whitworth, Facit and Shawforth.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' (1848), pp. 561-564.Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.</ref>
== Resources ==
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Revision as of 01:44, 16 September 2013
Guide to Whitworth, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapel register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
WHITWORTH, a district chapel of ease, in the parish and union of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 2¾ miles north by west of Rochdale. The chapel, which is dedicated to St Bartholomew, was founded by the principal inhabitants of the township, about the time when Todmorden and Milnrow chapels were built. The edifice appears to have been rebuilt in the reign of William and Mary; it was again rebuilt in 1775, and the burial-ground was consecrated about 1795. Whitworth includes the areas of Healey, Broadley, Whitworth, Facit and Shawforth.
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 of England
Whitworth 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|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|WHITWORTH ST BARTHOLOMEW CHAPELRY (1753) Indexes|
ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH (1582) Indexes (ancient parish containing WHITWORTH Chapelry)
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Whitworth 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 Whitworth, 1776-1851 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Bishop's transcripts of the chapelry of Whitworth (St. Bartholomew) in the township of Spotland, Rochdale parish, Lancashire. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/305a-305b
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Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 306934. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Poor law Unions
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
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