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 consecrated in 1848, 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.
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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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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 444-449. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.