Smallbridge, Lancashire Genealogy

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Smallbridge St John contributor Alexander P.Kapp

Chapelry History

SMALLBRIDGE, an ecclesiastical district chapel [in 1834], in the parish and union of [St Chad] Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 2 miles northeast from Rochdale. This district comprises the greater part of the township of Wuerdale with Wardle. The chapel, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, was erected in 1833.[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.

Church records

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Bishop's transcripts for Smallbridge, 1834-1857 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Bishop's transcripts of the chapelry of Smallbridge (St. John) in the township of Wuerdle-with-Wardle, Rochdale parish, Lancashire. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/308

Baptisms and burials, 1834-1857.
1545950 Item 1

Census records

The Family History Library has an 1851 census surname index of Lancashire - Rochdale, Butterworth & Castleton subdistricts: Public Redords Office ref HO 107/2244. FHL British Book 942.72 X22c v 21 and on FHL British Microfiche 6414326

Poor Law Unions

Rochdale 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


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 123-125.&nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 21 July 2010.