Wardleworth St James, Lancashire Genealogy
WARDLEWORTH St James, 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.
A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 461-464. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.
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)
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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.
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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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