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Chapelry History

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, "an era," observes Dr. Whitaker, "of chapel building." 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.[1]

Whitworth includes the areas of  Healey, Lancashire, Broadley , Whitworth , Facit and Shawforth .

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

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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Baptisms, 1776-1812; baptisms and burials, 1813-1851.
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Census records

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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Web sites

References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 561-564. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.

 

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