Goodshaw, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Goodshaw, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Goodshaw, Lancashire
St Mary &All Saints Chapel contributor Alexander P Kapp.jpg
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Blackburn
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Burnley
Registration District Haslingden
Records begin
Parish registers: 1732
Bishop's Transcripts: 1699
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Whalley
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Record Office

Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

Goodshaw (St Mary and All Saints) was created as a chapel of ease by 1699 within the boundaries of Whalley, Lancashire Ancient Parish. It is within the township of Higher Booths in the union of Haslingden, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 2 miles (N.) from Rawtenstall, and 2½(N. N. E.) from Haslingden. This township is on the road from Manchester to Burnley, and includes the villages of Goodshaw-Booth, Goodshaw-Fold, Crawshaw-Booth, Low-Clough, and Sunny-Side, all of them within the district of Rossendale. The Wesleyans, Baptists, Primitive Methodists, and Society of Friends have places of worship.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England

Goodshaw 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 = (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS =
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
GOODSHAW ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS Chapelry  (1728) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
AC 1728-1812 1728-1812 1728-1812
AC 1813-1900 1838-1907 1813-1893
FS 1732-1900 1838-1907 1755-1893
LOPC 1728-1747, 1749-1900 1838-1907 1755-1893
LBMD None 1838-1950 None
WHALLEY ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS PARISH (1538) Indexes (ancient parish containing GOODSHAW Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1538-1888 1539-1837 None
LOPC 1538-1601, 1605-1845, 1848-1860, 1862-1875 1539-1601, 1605-1647, 1653-1900 1538-1601, 1605-1840, 1843-1891
LBMD 1837-1937 None 1837-1937
FMP None 1539-1627 None
AC 1538-1601, 1605-1653
1538-1601, 1605-1653
1538-1601, 1605-1653
FREG 1538-1631 1539-1651 1538-?

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Goodshaw 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.

Parish registers for the chapelry of Goodshaw, 1749-1907 Microfilm copy of originals at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England.Goodshaw is a chapelry in Whalley parish. The chapelry was also known as St. Mary and All Saints' Church.
Manchester Central Library call nos.: L82/1/1, L82/1/2/3, L82/1/3/1, L82/1/4/2.

Baptisms, 1749-1854. Burials, 1755-1841.
Inventory of church records. Baptisms, 1854-1900. Marriages, 1838-1907. Burials, 1841-1893.

Bishop's transcripts for Goodshaw, 1699-1838 Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Goodshaw is a chapelry in the parish of Whalley.
Lancashire Record Office: DRB 2/246

Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1699?; baptisms and burials, 1801-1838.
1068834 Item 2

Non Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks index
[edit | edit source]

A useful resource for the records of this parish. for Baptism records online with Surname index for marriages with Surname index for burials with Surname index

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Burnley Poor Law Union,Lancashire

Probate records
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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.

Maps and Gazetteers
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A. , A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 302-305. Date accessed: 19 August 2013.