Littleborough, Lancashire Genealogy
LITTLEBOROUGH, a parochial chapelry, in the parishand union of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 3½ miles northeast by east of Rochdale. The chapel, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was licensed to consecrate mass, in 1476; it was rebuilt about 1815. See Rochdale St Chad for a complete list of chapels serving the parish and area contiguous to this chapelry district.
There is a place of worship for Wesleyans, and another for Association Methodists.
Littleborough Holy Trinity is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1745 from chapelry in Rochdale St Chad, Lancashire Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Blatchinworth, Wuerdale, Calderbrook, Chelburn, Durn, Featherstall, Gale, Laneside, Rake, Shore, Sladen, Smithy Bridge, Summit, Whitelees, and Calder Brook.
The Church of the Holy Trinity was consecrated in 1820, having been built very close to the site of the Chapel that had served the community since 1471. By 1800 the Chapel was in a very poor condition and described as dangerous. Money to build the new church was raised by public subscription.
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
Littleborough 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|
|LITTLEBOROUGH HOLY TRINITY CHAPELRY (1741) Indexes|
ROCHDALE ST CHAD(ancient parish containing LITTLEBOROUGH Chapelry)
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Littleborough 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.
Bishop's transcripts for Littleborough, 1758-1844 Bishop's transcripts from the chapelry of Littleborough (Holy Trinity) in the township of Blatchinworth, parish of Rochdale, Lancashire. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/293-294
| Baptisms, 1758-1800; burials, 1794-1800.
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1545798 Item 4
| Baptisms and burials, 1801-1844.
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1545799 Items 1 - 2
Lancashire Online Parish Clerks Project
http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Littleborough/index.html is an excellent resource for the parish
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 306933.
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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An extremely useful local history website http://www.todmordenandwalsden.co.uk/ for the area has information about the parish and images of memorial inscriptions of the graveyard.
http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/sites/holy-trinity-littleborough for information about the parish
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53034 British History Online Blatchinworth
- A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 101-104. Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2010.