Hundersfield, Lancashire Genealogy
HUNDERSFIELD, or sometimes known as Wardleworth, a division in Rochdale parish, with an ancient parochial chapel, in Lancashire. It comprises the township of Wardleworth, the township of Wuerdle-with-Wardle [which see under "Wardle", a chapelry under this parochial chapelry], the township of Blatchinworth-with-Calderbrook, and the Whitworth and Brandwood portions of the township of Spotland. The parochial chapelry in Wardleworth is called sometimes Hundersfield, and sometimes Wardleworth-St. Mary. The church was built in 1740, as a chapel of ease.
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 of England
Hundersfield chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Rochdale to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|WARDLEWORTH ST MARY CHAPELRY (1700) Indexes|
ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH (1582) Indexes (ancient parish containing HUNDERSFIELD Chapelry)
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Hundersfield and comprising the whole ancient parish of Rochdale to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH page.
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 306935.
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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http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53031 British History Online Hundersfield
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1872)<br>