Colne, Lancashire Genealogy
Colne St Bartholomew was erected as an ancient chapel of ease, and in operation by 1599, taken from and lying within the boundaries of Whalley Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Foulridge and Barrowford Booth.
Originally in the Diocese of Chester ( registers begin in 1599) it became part of the Whalley Deanery in The Diocese of Manchester in 1847
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.
"COLNE St Bartholomew, a large market-town and a parochial chapelry, in the parish of Whalley, union of Burnley, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, is 35 miles southeast of Lancaster.
This parochial chapelry included at least the following 5 chapels of ease:
- Great Marsden - 1847
- Little Marsden - 1835
- Colne Christ Church - 1836
- Barrowford St. Thomas - 1838
- Trawden St Mary - 1844
This chapelry also included the town of Foulridge.
There were places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Wesleyan Methodists, and Primitive Methodists.
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/
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
Colne- St Bartholomew
Baptisms Transcript-1599-1653- 929.3272 C10
Baptisms Transcript-1654-1697- Archives LPRS Transcript
Baptisms Transcript-1774-1789- 929.3272 Co7
Baptisms Transcript-1790-1812- Q929.3272 Co10 or Rossendale Fiche C15
Burials Transcript-1599-1650- 929.3272 C10
Burials Transcript-1654-1734- Archives LPRS Transcript
Burials Transcript-1774-1789- 929.3272 Co7
Burials Transcript-1790-1812- Q929.3272 Co4
Marriage Index-1813-1837- Rossendale Fiche C11
Marriages Transcript-1599-1644- 929.3272 C10
Marriages Transcript-1654-1754- 929.342764 Wh1
For original registers of 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 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.
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 663-668. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50890 Adapted. Date accessed: Adapted. 29 June 2010.