Rawtenstall, Lancashire Genealogy
Rawtenstall St John was created a district chapelry in 1842 from, and lying within the boundaries of Whalley, Lancashire Ancient Parish.
It was in the Whalley Deanery of the Diocese of Manchester from 1847.
"RAWTENSTALL, an ecclesiastical district, partly in the parish of Bury, and partly in that of Whalley, union of Haslingden, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire. This district is formed of part of three townships, viz. Lower Booths, Newchurch, and Coupe and Lenches with Newhall-Hey and Hall-Carr. The church, dedicated to St Mary, was built in 1837. There are places of worship for Wesleyan Methodists and Unitarians."
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
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http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census
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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http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53018 British history Online for surrounding area
- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 640-645. Adapted. Date accessed: 20 July 2010.