Rochdale St Chad, Yorkshire Genealogy
Guide to Rochdale St Chad, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Rochdale St Chad, Yorkshire|
|Poor Law Union||Rochdale|
|Registration District||Rochdale; Todmorden|
|Parish registers: 1582|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1599|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Yorkshire Record Office|
For more information and records see Rochdale St Chad, Lancashire.
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Rochdale is an Ancient Parish mostly in Lancashire and partly in Yorkshire.
ROCHDALE (St. Chad), a borough, market-town, and parish, and the head of a union, chiefly in the hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, but partly in the Upper division of the wapentake of Agbrigg, West Riding of Yorkshire, 10.5 miles north by northeast of Manchester; 50 miles southeast from Lancaster. In Rochdale Town are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, Presbyterians, Unitarians, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, Methodists of the New Connexion, the Wesleyan Methodists Association, the Society of Friends, and Roman Catholics. 
Rochdale had at least 20 smaller Church of England chapels of ease (chapelries), and district chapelries attached to it. See the "Church Records" section below for a more thorough list of these churches.
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.
Church records[edit | edit source]
Rochdale St Chad parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Rochdale St Chad Online Parish Records|
|FS Catalog PRs|
|FS Catalog BTs|
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Records are also available at the West Yorkshire Archive Service.
Census records[edit | edit source]
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any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed.
Probate records[edit | edit source]
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Yorkshire 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[edit | edit source]
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]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 679-686. Date accessed: 25 October 2013.