Saddleworth, Yorkshire Genealogy
|Poor Law Union||Saddleworth Gilbert Union|
|Parish registers: 1632|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1612|
|Rural Deanery||Ashton Under Lyne|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Yorkshire Record Office|
SADDLEWORTH cum Quick, a parochial chapelry, in the parish of Rochdale , 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.. There are places of worship for Independents at Delph, Upper Mill, and Spring-head; and for Wesleyans at Delph, Upper Mill, and Bagulay.
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
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.
Saddleworth St Chad's was originally a chapelry standing within the large parish boundary of Rochdale St Chad's just across the Yorkshire/Lancashire border (in Lancashire). It was a parochial chapelry in that it held some ecclesiastical responsibility and oversight over several nearby chapelries, on the Yorkshire side of this (Rochdale) parish, including Delph, Dobcross, Friermere, and Lydgate. The following is a list of all known chapelries lying within the ancient parish boundary of St Chad's Rochdale, including those lying on the Yorkshire-side of the county border:
Online data content from chapelry registers of Rochdale exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:
|IARC = Archive.org|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|AC = Ancestry - (£)|
|HATH = HathiTrust.org|
|JOIN = JoinerMarriageIndex.co.uk|
|SADDLEWORTH CHAPELRY (1613) Online Records|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Saddleworth and comprising the whole ancient parish of Rochdale to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the Rochdale page.
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851.
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.
FamilySearch has also microfilmed these original registers from 1613-1935 and they are available by visiting any one of its 4,600 satellite FamilySearch Centers, worldwide.
Non Conformist Churches
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 464247.
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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- Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 1-4. Date accessed: 16 April 2013.
- 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.