Saddleworth, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Guide to Saddleworth, Yorkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Saddleworth, Yorkshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Agbrigg
County Yorkshire
Poor Law Union Saddleworth Gilbert Union
Registration District Saddleworth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1632
Bishop's Transcripts: 1612
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ashton Under Lyne
Diocese Manchester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Yorkshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

SADDLEWORTH cum Quick, a parochial chapelry, in the parish of Rochdale , wapentake of Agbrigg and Morley, W. riding of York, 12 miles (N. E. by E.) from Manchester, and 12 (S. W. by W.) from Huddersfield.. There are places of worship for Independents at Delph, Upper Mill, and Spring-head; and for Wesleyans at Delph, Upper Mill, and Bagulay.[1]

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Online data content from chapelry registers of Rochdale exists at some of the following websites and for the specified ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry - (£)[2]
BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[3]
FS PRs= England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free
JOIN = - (£)


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1632-1812 1632-1812 1632-1812 1632-1812 1632-1812 1632-1812
AC 1813-1888 1813-1888 1754-1930 1754-1930 1813-1886 1813-1886
1778-1788, 1792-1793, 1795-1837

FS PRs 1635-1704, 1712-1767 1635-1704, 1712-1767 1635-1704, 1712-1767
HATH 1613-1751
HATH 1751-1800



IGI 1613-1846





For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Saddleworth and comprising the whole ancient parish of Rochdale to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the Rochdale page.

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851.

The original parish registers of Rochdale St Chad's ancient parish and most of its several chapelries' registers--including Saddleworth chapelry are held at the Manchester Archives and Local Studies, Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD.

FamilySearch has also microfilmed these original registers from 1613-1935 and they are available by visiting any one of its 4,600 satellite FamilySearch Centers, worldwide.



Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1813-1850 1845-1892 1834-1992

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Yorkshire 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[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Contributor:  Please add any additional websites not listed or mentioned above.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 1-4. Date accessed: 16 April 2013.
  2. 'West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1512-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 10 May 2014.
  3. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 28 October 2014.

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.