Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire Genealogy
Guide to Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
OSWALDTWISTLE (Emmanuel), a township, in the parochial chapelry of Church, parish of Whalley, union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 3¾ miles (E. by S.) from Blackburn. The chapelry was created in 1837. The dissenters have several places of worship; and there are various schools.
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
Oswaldtwistle 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:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = findmypast|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|OSWALDTWISTLE IMMANUEL Chapelry (1837) Indexes|
|WHALLEY ST MARY AND ALL SAINTS(ancient parish containing OSWALDTWISTLE Chapelry)|
|LOPC||1538-1601, 1605-1845, 1848-1860, 1862-1875||1539-1601, 1605-1647, 1653-1900||1538-1601, 1605-1840, 1843-1891|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Oswaldtwistle 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.
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.
Parkinson of Oswaldtwistle and New Zealand by Todd, Andrew A. History and pedigree of William Parkinson and Jane Birtwell, dating from 1804-1922, a branch of which went to New Zealand in July 1913. Other surnames listed are Duckworth, Hindle, Green, Hook, and Kay. Article to be found in Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Soc. Magazine vol. 7 no.3, pages 37-42, Family History Library Ref. 942.72 B2r vol. 7.
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 486-491. Date accessed 22 October 2013