Ashworth, Lancashire Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 17:44, 8 June 2012 by Jamiekay (talk | contribs) (added info and links)

Jump to: navigation, search

England Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Gotoarrow.png Lancashire Parishes

St James' Church, Ashworth, Rochdale, Lancashire .jpg

Chapelry History

ASHWORTH, a parochial chapelry in the parish of Middleton, union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles west of Rochdale. The chapel, was dedicated to St James. The burial-ground commands an extensive view of the adjacent hills and vales.[1]

Ashworth St James is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1735 from chapelry in Middleton, Lancashire Ancient Parish. It became a parish in 1866.


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, St. James' Church, Ashworth (Lancashire), 1813-1958 Microfilm of original records in the Manchester Central Library, Manchester. Ashworth was a chapelry in the parish of Middleton until 1735, at which time it became a separate ecclesiastical parish. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. The chapel is dedicated to St. James.Manchester Central Library call nos.: L 101/1/1/3-8, L 101/1/3/2-4.

Baptisms, 1813-1843; marriages, 1824-1835; burials, 1813-1848.
Baptisms, 1813-1843; marriages, 1824-1835; burials, 1813-1848 (another filming).
Inventory of church records. Baptisms, 1843-1958. Burials, 1848-1913.

Bishop's transcripts for Ashworth, 1813-1869 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Bishop's transcripts of the chapelry of Ashworth in the parish of Middleton in Lancashire, England. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/231a-233

Baptisms, 1813-1846; marriages, 1824-1825, 1832-1835, 1838-1846; burials, 1813-1846.
1545704 Items 3 - 4
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1846; Baptisms and burials, 1847-1869.
1545705 Items 1 - 2

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. for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Bury 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 British History Online Ashworth


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 96-100. URL: Date accessed: 25 June 2010.