Chatburn, Lancashire Genealogy
Chatburn Christ Church was created a chapelry in 1838 and taken from, and lying within Whalley, Lancashire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Worston.
Chatburn is a village located in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire. It is situated in a hollow between two ridges north-east of Clitheroe, just off the A59 road. It lies near Pendle Hill, which is to the east of the village. The River Ribble flows to the west of the town. The town is approximately 400 feet above sea level.
The village itself can be dated back to Anglo-Saxon times; it takes its name from one of the most distinguished characters of that time, St Chad. The village sits outside the Forest of Bowland and was never considered part of the ancient Lordship of Bowland.
A feature of the village is the spire of the parish church, which was erected around 1838. The steeple was struck by lightning in 1854, but was rebuilt in the same year.
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.
"CHATBURN, a district chapelry [as of 1838] and a township, in the parish of Whalley, union of Clitheroe, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 2¼ miles northeast by east of Clitheroe. The chapelry includes the township chapel of Worston, built by 1838."
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
Lancashire Online Parish Clerks
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
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Parish registers for Christ Church, Chatburn, 1838-1900 Lancashire Record Office reference: PR 3184/1/1-5, 7-8
Bishop's transcripts for Chatburn, 1873-1874 Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Chatburn is a chapelry in the parish of Whalley.
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 306896.
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 554-558. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50867 Date accessed: 25 June 2010.