Saddleworth, Yorkshire Genealogy
SADDLEWORTH cum Quick, a parochial chapelry, in the parish of Rochdale [in Lancashire], wapentake of Agbrigg and Morley, W. riding of York, 12 miles (N. E. by E.) from Manchester, and 12 (S. W. by W.) from Huddersfield; containing, in the year 1841, 16,829 inhabitants.
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.
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|JMI = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk|
|HATH = HathiTrust.org|
|SADDLEWORTH Chapelry (1613) Indexes|
|JMI||None|| 1613 - 1751
Saddleworth St Chad's was originally a chapelry standing within the large parish boundary of Rochdale St Chad's (in Lancashire). It was a parochial chapelry in that it held some ecclesiastical authority over several chapelries nearby, on the Yorkshire border of this (Rochdale) parish, including Delph, Dobcross, Friermere, and Lydgate. The following is as complete a list of all chapelries lyiing within the parish boundary of St Chad's Rochdale, including those lying on the Yorkshire-side of the county border:
St Chad Rochdale parish has been a very populated township possessing about 20 or more chapelries, and district churches each with church registers. There are online transcriptions for St Chad Rochdale Parish, and for the baptism, marriage and burial registers of many of its attached chapelries lying within its boundary. Displayed below are those chapelries attached to St Chad ancient parish) along with the ranges of years for which there is available online data at the web sites indicated below:
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|LBMD = Lancashire BMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|GLUK = Genealogylinksuk|
|HATH =Hathi Trust Digital Libr|
|TODWLS = TodmrdnWlsWbst|
ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH (1582) Indexes
|ROCHDALE ST MARY (BAUM CHAPEL) CEMETERY (1742) Indexes|
|ROCHDALE ST ALBANS CHAPELRY (1856) Indexes|
|BUTTERWORTH ST JAMES (MILNROW) CHAPELRY (1715) Indexes|
|CASTLETON ST MARTIN Chapelry (1858) Indexes|
|DOBCROSS HOLY TRINITY CHAPELRY (YORKS) (1787) Indexes|
|FRIARMERE ST THOMAS CHAPELRY (1767) Indexes|
|FRIEZLAND CHAPELRY (YORKS) (1848) Indexes|
|HEY (or CHURCH LEES) ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHAPELRY (1743) Indexes - partly in Ashton under Lyne|
|HEALEY CHRIST CHURCH CHAPELRY (1847) Indexes|
|LITTLEBOROUGH HOLY TRINITY CHAPELRY (1741) Indexes|
|LYDGATE ST ANN'S CHAPELRY (1788) Indexes|
|MILNROW ST JAMES (BUTTERWORTH) - see under BUTTERWORTH|
|SADDLEWORTH ST CHAD CHAPELRY (168 ) Indexes|
|SMALLBRIDGE ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHAPELRY (1834) Indexes|
|SPOTLAND ST CLEMENT CHAPELRY (1835) Indexes|
|TODMORDEN ST MARY CHAPELRY (1624) Indexes|
|GLUK||1781-1857 (part.)||1822-1838;1844-1874 (part.)||1666-1904 (part.)|
|TODWLS||1680-1901 (part.)||1680-1901 (part.)||1680-1901 (part.)|
|TODMORDEN CHRIST CHURCH CHAPELRY (1834) Indexes|
|TUNSTEAD HOLY TRINITY CHAPELRY (1840) Indexes|
|WALSDEN ST PETER CHAPELRY (1845) Indexes|
|TODWLS||1845-1878 (part.)||1845-1878 (part.)||1845-1878 (part.)|
|WARDLE WITH WUERDLE ST JAMES CHAPELRY (1859) Indexes - see also SMALLBRIDGE ST JOHN|
|WARLDEWORTH ST JAMES CHAPELRY (1821) Indexes|
|WARDLEWORTH ST MARY CHAPELRY (1700) Indexes|
|WHITWORTH ST BARTHOLOMEW CHAPELRY (1753) Indexes|
Most of St Chad's original parish registers and its attached chapelries and their registers are found at the Manchester Central Library Local Studies Unit, Lancashire, England, or, a few may still be in local custody (held at the local chapel).
While a few of the above chapelries and St Chad's parish burial registers do not currently have online indexed content, FamilySearch does have microfilm copies of the original Bishop's transcripts and/or parish registers for most of Rochdale's chapels of ease and churches. These may be circulated to and searched at any of its 4600 FamilySearch Centers worldwide.
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, England Yorkshire Yorkshire Parishes, S-Y West Riding search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
The original parish registers of Rochdale St Chad's ancient parish and most of its several chapelries' registers--including Saddleworth chapelry are held at the Manchester Archives and Local Studies, Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD.
Non Conformist Churches
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Yorkshire 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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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 244-248. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51252
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