Trawden, Lancashire Genealogy
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Trawden St Mary the Virgin is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1845 from Colne Christ Church, Lancashire Ecclesiastical Parish.
The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.
TRAWDEN, or Trawden-Forest, a township with a chapel, in the parochial chapelry of Colne,and in the parish of Whalley, union of Burnley, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 1¾ mile southeast of Colne. The entire township, with the exception of the village of Wynewall, was constituted an ecclesiastical district in August 1845, and a church was consecrated in July 1846, dedicated to St. Mary.
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 Free BMD.
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD
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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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- Lewis, Samuel A., '[A Topographical Dictionary of England]' (1848), pp. 386-390. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 March 2012.