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Part of this parish is in Yorkshire. See also Todmorden, Yorkshire.

Chapelry History

TODMORDEN St Mary, a parochial chapelry, and the head of a union; containing a greater portion of Todmorden Township and the townships of Langfield and Stansfield, partly in the parish of Halifax, W. riding of York; and comprising all of the hamlet of Walsden, in the parish of Rochdale, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster; 20 miles northeast from Manchester. The chapel, was erected by 1625, and had a spacious cemetery.

Another chapel dedicated as Todmorden Christ Church, which is now the parochial chapel, was erected in 1832.[1]


Civil Registration

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

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Bishop's transcripts for St. Mary's Church, Todmorden, 1625-1832 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Bishop's transcripts of the chapelry of Todmorden (St. Mary), in the parish of Rochdale, Lancashire. Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/306-307b

Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1625-1632; 1671-1690; and 1700-1813.
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Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1814-1832.
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Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Todmorden/index.html for transcripts of the registers of the parish

Census records

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Probate records

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.

Web sites

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=53035 British History Online Todmorden & Walsden


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 369-372. Adapted. Date accessed: 31 July 2010.