Whitworth, Lancashire Genealogy
WHITWORTH, a district chapel of ease, in the parish and union of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 2¾ miles north by west of Rochdale. The chapel, which is dedicated to St Bartholomew, was founded by the principal inhabitants of the township, about the time when Todmorden and Milnrow chapels were built, "an era," observes Dr. Whitaker, "of chapel building." The edifice appears to have been rebuilt in the reign of William and Mary; it was again rebuilt in 1775, and the burial-ground was consecrated about 1795.
Whitworth includes the areas of Healey, Lancashire, Broadley , Whitworth , Facit and Shawforth .
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
Whitworth 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|
|WHITWORTH ST BARTHOLOMEW CHAPELRY (1753) Indexes|
ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH (1582) Indexes (ancient parish containing WHITWORTH Chapelry)
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Whitworth 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.
Bishop's transcripts for Whitworth, 1776-1851 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Bishop's transcripts of the chapelry of Whitworth (St. Bartholomew) in the township of Spotland, Rochdale parish, Lancashire. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/305a-305b
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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 306934.
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. 561-564. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.