Lumb, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

Lumb St Michael was created a district chapelry in 1846 from, and lying within the civil boundaries of Haslingden, Lancashire Ecclesiastical Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Higher Booths and Lower Booths.

The church was declared redundant in 2001 and has now been converted to residential accommodation.

"LUMB, a hamlet and an ecclesiastical district,in the parochial chapelry of Newchurch-in-Rossendale, parish of Whalley, union of Haslingden, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 10 miles north by northwest of Rochdale. The church, called St Michael's, was erected in 1847. The Baptists and Methodists have places of worship."[1]


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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Church records

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Census records for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Haslingden, Lancashire Poor Law Union

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

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  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 104-118. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 July 2010.