Burnley St Peter, Lancashire Genealogy
"BURNLEY, a market-town and a parochial chapelry [as of 1562], and the head of a union, in the parish of Whalley, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 25 miles north of Manchester, comprising the townships of Burnley, Habergham-Eaves, Ightenhill Park, Reedley Hollows, Briercliffe-cum-Extwistle, Worsthorn-with-Hurstwood, and Cliviger.
Here is a list of chapelries attached to the parochial chapelry of Burnley:
- Burnley St Peter - 1562
- Burnley St James - 1846
- Burnley St Paul's Lane-Bridge - 1845
- Burnley St Andrew - 1868
- Briercliffe - 1835
- Habergham All saints - 1845
- Habergham-Eaves - 1837
- Holme St John - 1742
- Worsthorn - 1835
There were places of worship built for the Baptists, Independents, Primitive Methodists, Wesleyan Methodists, and Roman Catholics (1846).
The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.
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.
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD
Church of England
Burnley St. Peter chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Whalley to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|BURNLEY ST PETER Chapelry (1562) Indexes|
|LOPC||1562-1887, 1891-1898, 1904-1907, 1919-1926||1562-1875||1562-1822, 1830-1896|
|WHALLEY ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS PARISH (1538) Indexes (ancient parish containing BURNLEY ST PETER Chapelry)|
|LOPC||1538-1601, 1605-1845, 1848-1860, 1862-1875||1539-1601, 1605-1647, 1653-1900||1538-1601, 1605-1840, 1843-1891|
|AC|| 1538-1601, 1605-1653
|| 1538-1601, 1605-1653
|| 1538-1601, 1605-1653|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Burnley St. Peter and comprising the whole ancient parish of Whalley to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the WHALLEY PARISH page.
Burnley- St Peter
Baptisms Transcript-1562-1653- 929.3272 B22
Baptisms Transcript-1653-1690- Archives LPRS Transcript
Baptisms Transcript-1653-1690- 929.342764 Bu(456)
Burials Transcript-1562-1653- 929.3272 B22
Burials Transcript-1653-1695- Archives LPRS Transcript
Burials Transcript-1653-1691- 929.342764 Bu(456)
Marriage Index-1813-1837- Rossendale Fiche B26
Marriages Transcript-1562-1653- 929.3272 B22
Marriages Transcript-1653-1688- Archives LPRS Transcript
Marriages Transcript-1653-1688- 929.342764 Bu(456)
For the originals of the above please enquire at Lancashire Record Office.
The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)
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 306895.
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.
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 440-445. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50845 Date accessed: 25 June 2010.