Wardle St James, Lancashire Genealogy
WUERDLE, with Wardle, a township with a chapel, in the parish and union of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 2 miles north by east from Rochdale. A small part of the township is within the present boundary-line of the town of Rochdale. The ecclesiastical district of Smallbridge comprises the greater part of Wuerdle and Wardle. The Wesleyans and Baptists have places of worship. Wardle St James was created a chapelry by 1821 from, and lying within the boundaries of Rochdale St Chad, Lancashire Ancient Parish. The church became redundant and has been converted to residential apartments. 
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
Wardle and Smallbridge chapelries' registers of christenings, marriages and burials (inside the jurisdiction of Wardle), along with those of the ancient parish of Rochdale to which they are 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|
|WARDLE WITH WUERDLE ST JAMES CHAPELRY (1859) Indexes|
|SMALLBRIDGE ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHAPELRY (1834) Indexes|
ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH (1582) Indexes (ancient parish containing WARDLE & SMALLBRIDGE Chapelries)
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Wardle and comprising the whole ancient parish of Rochdale to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH page.
Parish register transcripts, 1858-1879 Microfilm copy of original records filmed at the Area Central Library in Rochdale, England. Wardle is a chapelry in Rochdale parish.
| Baptisms 1858-1879 Marriages 1858-1879 Burials 1858-1879 (Records extracted from Wardle Parish Magazine. Baptisms for 1874-1875 not transcribed.)
|| FHL BRITISH Film |
1545494 Item 16
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.
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.
| This section requires expansion with:
any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above..
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 698-703. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.