Walsden, Lancashire Genealogy
WALSDEN, a chapelry erected by the year 1845, and one of three pre-1851 chapels in the parochial chapelry and poor-law union of Todmorden. It stood within the parish of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 5 miles northeast of Rochdale. The district church of Walsden was dedicated to St. Peter.
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 of England
Walsden chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Rochdale St Chad to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|WALSDEN ST PETER CHAPELRY (1845) Indexes|
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ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH (1582) Indexes (ancient parish containing WALSDEN ST PETER Chapelry)
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Walsden and comprising the whole ancient parish of Rochdale St Chad to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH page.
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 306935.
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.
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 444-449. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.