Birtle cum Bamford, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

BIRTLE, or sometimes known as Birtle-cum-Bamford, or Bircle, a township, in the parish of Middleton, union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 2½ miles east by northeast from Bury. A chapel of ease was built in 1846.

The Wesleyan Methodists and Primitive Methodists have places of worship; and there is a Sunday school, established in 1833.[1]


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

The Family History Library has the Chapelry registers of baptisms and burials from 1846 to 1940.

Baptisms, 1846-1926

Burials, 1846-1981

Marriages, 1854-1940.

These are available on FHL British film #1751643 Items 1 - 5

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 306928. for details of public houses in the 1881 census

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

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Web sites British History online


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 263-267. URL: Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.