Wardleworth St Mary, Lancashire Genealogy
HUNDERSFIELD [or, sometimes called Wardleworth St Mary], a division of Rochdale parish, Lancashire. It comprises the township of Wardleworth, the township of Wuerdle-with-Wardle, the township of Blatchinworth-with-Calderbrook, and the Whitworth and Brandwood portions of the township of Spotland. A parochial chapelry in Wardleworth is called sometimes Hundersfield, and sometimes Wardleworth-St. Mary. This was constituted in 1844, and lies within Rochdale borough. Pop. in 1861, 10, 610. Houses, 2, 013. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £300.* Patron, the Vicar of Rochdale. The church was built in 1740, as a chapel of ease. The name Hundersfield is a corruption of Honorsfield; and that was derived from the word Honore, signifying a Saxon lord.
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.
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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.
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