Whitewell, Lancashire Genealogy
WHITEWELL, a chapelry, in the parish of Whalley, union of Clitheroe, partly in the W. division of the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross, W. riding of York, and partly in the Lower division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 7 miles northwest by west of Clitheroe. A chapel was built by at least the year 1713, and rebuilt in 1817.
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
Whitewell chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Whalley 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|
|WHITEWELL ST MICHAEL Chapelry (1713) Indexes|
|LOPC||1718-1854||1756-1778, 1810-1854||1756-1769, 1813-1854|
|LBMD||None|| 1838-1949, 1951-2004
|WHALLEY ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS PARISH (1538) Indexes (ancient parish containing WHITEWELL Chapelry)|
|LOPC||1538-1601, 1605-1845, 1848-1860, 1862-1875||1539-1601, 1605-1647, 1653-1900||1538-1601, 1605-1840, 1843-1891|
|AC|| 1538-1601, 1605-1653; 1813-1841
|| 1538-1601, 1605-1653; 1813-1841
|| 1538-1601, 1605-1653; 1813-1841|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Whitewell and comprising the whole ancient parish of Whalley to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the WHALLEY ST MARY PARISH page.
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 306899.
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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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England Adapted. (1848), pp. 551-555. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.