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Worsthorne, Lancashire Genealogy

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[[Image:St John the Evangelist Church Worsthorne Lancashire.jpg|thumb|right|Worsthorne St John the Evangelist]]
== Chapelry History ==
Worsthorne St John was created '''a district chapelry''' in 1837 from, and lying within the parochial chapelry of [[Burnley St Peter, Lancashire]], and lying with'''''in boundaries of Whalley''''' ancient ''parish''. Other places in the parish include: Hurstwood.  The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created in 1926 from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The Diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, and the cities of Lancaster, and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley.<br> "WORSTHORN, a township with a '''a district chapel''', '''in the parochial chapelry''' and poor-law union of '''[[BurnleySt Peter, Lancashire]], '''''<b>in the parish of Whalley</b>'', Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 2¼ miles east&nbsp;from Burnley. It was created in 1837. The township lies on the borders of Yorkshire.&nbsp;The foundation stone of this district church was laid in September 1834, and the church was consecrated in Sept. 1835; it is dedicated to St. John."<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 687-692.&amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.</ref>
== Resources ==
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 [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths [[Lancashire BMD]]<br>
==== Lancashire Online Parish Clerks ====
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/<br>
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==== Church records ====
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Worsthorne and comprising the whole ancient parish of Whalley to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the [[Whalley, Lancashire|WHALLEY&nbsp;ST&nbsp;MARY]]&nbsp;PARISH page.
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==== Census records ====
{{British Census|306899}}
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==== Poor Law Unions<br> ====
==== [[Burnley Poor Law UnionsUnion,Lancashire]]<br> ====
[[Burnley Poor Law Union,Lancashire]]<br> ==== Probate records<br> ====
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Lancashire Probate Records|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<br> ==
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]
== Web sites ==
 
{{expand section|any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.}}
== References ==
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