Birtle cum Bamford, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Birtle cum Bamford, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
BIRTLE, or sometimes known as Birtle-cum-Bamford, or Bircle, a township, in the parish of Middleton, union of Bury, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 2½ miles east by northeast from Bury. A chapel of ease was built in 1846. The Wesleyan Methodists and Primitive Methodists have places of worship; and there is a Sunday school, established in 1833.
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.
- 1538 - 1910 England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910 at FamilySearch — index
- 1603 - 1910 England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910 at FamilySearch — index and images
Church of England
Birtle chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Middleton 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 (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|BIRTLE ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Chapelry (1846) Indexes|
|MIDDLETON ST LEONARD PARISH (1541) Indexes (ancient parish containing BIRTLE Chapelry)|
|FREG||1541-1630, 1653-1729||1541-1644, 1658-1729||1641-1729|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Birtle and comprising the whole ancient parish of Middleton to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the MIDDLETON PARISH page.
The Family History Library has the Chapelry registers of baptisms and burials from 1846 to 1940.
These are available on FHL British film #1751643 Items 1 - 5
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.
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 GazetteersEdit
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53023 British History online
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 263-267. Adapted. Date accessed: 25 June 2010.