Todmorden, Lancashire Genealogy
Todmorden was an Ecclesiastical Parish, partly in Lancashire and partly in Yorkshire; created in 1832 from chapelry in Rochdale Ancient Parish.
TODMORDEN St Mary, a parochial chapelry, and the head of a union; containing a greater portion of Todmorden Township and the townships of Langfield and Stansfield, partly in the parish of Halifax, W. riding of York; and comprising all of the hamlet of Walsden, in the parish of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster; 20 miles northeast from Manchester. The chapel, erected by 1625, and a spacious cemetery.
Another chapel dedicated as Todmorden Christ Church, which is now the parochial chapel, was erected in 1832.
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.
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 St. Mary's Church, Todmorden, 1625-1832 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Bishop's transcripts of the chapelry of Todmorden (St. Mary), in the parish of Rochdale, Lancashire. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/306-307b
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Lancashire Online Parish Clerks
An extremely useful resource http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Todmorden/index.html for transcripts of the registers of the parish
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any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed.
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53035 British History Online Todmorden & Walsden
- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 369-372. Adapted. Date accessed: 31 July 2010.