Littledale, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

LITTLEDALE, a chapelry, in the parochial chapelry of Caton, parish of Lancaster, hundred of Lonsdale south of the Sands, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 6 miles (E. by N.) from Lancaster. Littledale comprehends one-fourth of the township of Caton. In 1752, the inhabitants of Littledale, owing to their distance from Caton chapel, built and endowed a chapel here, which is dedicated to St. Anne under Caton.

Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 101-104. Adapted. Date accessed: 02 October 2012.


Civil Registration

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 records

Online Records 

Online transcriptions exist for Littledale Chapelry, also for the parochial chapelry of Caton and as well as for the ancient parish of Manchester (Cathedral) Our Lady, St George, and St Denys--to which they were attached. Links to online baptisms, marriages and burials registers are displayed below and located at the web sites indicated; note the ranges of years: 

LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
FMP =  FMP = FindMyPast
LBMDLancashire BMD
AC =


BURNAGE ST MARGARET Chapelry (1873) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LBMD None 1875-1985 None



Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1573-1872 1573-1889  None
LOPC 1573-1616;1777-1837 1573-1616;1782-1836 - part. yrs 1573-1616;1792-1836 - part. yrs
LBMD 1837-1881 1837-1946 1837-1881 
AC  1573-1616 1573-1616 1573-1616

To view a full list of all (over 150) chapelries and district churches in the ancient parish of Manchester and their respective links to online transcriptions of their baptisms, marriages and burials, be sure to visit the MANCHESTER (CATHEDRAL) OUR LADY, ST GEORGE & ST DENYS page.

Original Records

Church registers are housed at the Manchester Central Library and also have been microfilmed by FamilySearch. These records may be found on microfilm numbers as follows:

FHL film #2356096 Item 1  - Baptisms, 1873-1874

FHL film 2356094, items 6-8 - Baptisms 1875-1929. Marriages, 1875-June 1920.
FHL film 2356095 - Marriages, June 1920-1951. Banns, 1875-1940.

Census records

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.

Probate records

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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Web sites