Smallbridge, Lancashire Genealogy
SMALLBRIDGE, an ecclesiastical district chapel [in 1834], in the parish and union of [St Chad] Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 2 miles northeast from Rochdale. This district comprises the greater part of the township of Wuerdale with Wardle. The chapel, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, was erected 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.
Church of England
Smallbridge chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Rochdale 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.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|SMALLBRIDGE ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHAPELRY (1834) Indexes|
ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH (1582) Indexes (ancient parish containing SMALLBRIDGE Chapelry)
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Smallbridge and comprising the whole ancient parish of Rochdale to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the ROCHDALE ST CHAD PARISH page.
Bishop's transcripts for Smallbridge, 1834-1857 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Bishop's transcripts of the chapelry of Smallbridge (St. John) in the township of Wuerdle-with-Wardle, Rochdale parish, Lancashire. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/308
| Baptisms and burials, 1834-1857.
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The Family History Library has an 1851 census surname index of Lancashire - Rochdale, Butterworth & Castleton subdistricts: Public Redords Office ref HO 107/2244. FHL British Book 942.72 X22c v 21 and on FHL British Microfiche 6414326
Poor Law Unions
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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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 123-125. Adapted. Date accessed: 21 July 2010.