Birtle cum Bamford, Lancashire Genealogy
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. An eminence denominated Castle Hill was probably the place where a small watch-tower stood in the ages of feudalism.
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.
The Family History Library has the Chapelry registers of baptisms and burials from 1846 to 1940.
These are available on FHL British film #1751643 Items 1 - 5
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http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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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http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53023 British History online
- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 263-267. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50803 Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.