Wardleworth St James, Lancashire Genealogy
WARDLEWORTH St James, [or sometimes known as Hundersfield] a township with a chapelry, in the parish and union of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire. This township is in the division of Hundersfield, of which it forms the south-western extremity; and is partly in the borough of Rochdale, including the north-eastern part of the town. Foxholes, is in the township as well.—See Rochdale.
WARDLE, a chapelry, with a village, in Rochdale parish, Lancashire; 2¾ miles north by northeast of Rochdale. It was constituted in 1858; and it has a post-office under Rochdale. Pop., 2,176. Houses, 439. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £200.* Patron, the Vicar of Smallbridge. The church is modern and cruciform, and has a tower and spire. There are two dissenting chapels here.
Adapted from: John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870)
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
Wardleworth St James 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|
|WARLDEWORTH ST JAMES CHAPELRY (1821) Indexes|
ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH (1582) Indexes (ancient parish containing WARDLEWORTH ST JAMES Chapelry)
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Wardleworth St James 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.
Parish registers, 1821-1873 Microfilm of original records in possession of the Manchester Public Libraries.Microfilm purchased from the Rochdale Central Library, Rochdale, Lancashire. St. James Wardleworth is an ecclesiastical district within Rochdale parish.
| Baptisms 1821-1873
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| Marriages 1822-1862
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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
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 461-464. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.