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England Genealogy Links

Lancashire Genealogy Links

Manchester Genealogy Links

Bolton Genealogy Links

Derbyshire Genealogy Links

Belper Genealogy Links

Occupations

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England in General

CYNDI'S LIST ~ ENGLAND

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Street Maps

Ordering Birth Registration Certificates from England and Wales ~ Using the LDS Family History Center's Resources

The Look-up Exchange ~ The purpose of this site is to provide a county-by-county list of resources covering England, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man, made available by volunteers for free look-ups.

English Genealogical Resources for the Family Historian

History of the English Language

The History Website

Public Record Office of England

Yahoo ~ History ~ England

Life of the 19th Century Worker ~ Primary documents describing working conditions, with special attention to child labor. Reprinted from a 1930 history textbook.

Genealogy Helplist ~ UK ~ The Genealogy Helplist consists of volunteers who are willing to help others by looking up specific items at institutions near them, or help supply other information easily accessible to them.

England Look-up Exchange

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Lancashire

GENUKI for Lancashire

This is Lancashire

Lancashire @UK

Historical Societies

Liverpool & S.W. Lancashire Family History Society

Lancashire GenWeb

Lancashire and Cheshire from Ad 1540 (Regional History of England) ~ A book from Amazon.com

Lancashire Look-up Exchange

A Palatine and maritime county, is bounded on the north by Cumberland and Westmoreland, on the east by Yorkshire, on the south by Cheshire and Derbyshire, and on the west by the Irish Sea.

The first Earl of Lancashire was Edmund Crouchback,  youngest son of Henry lll. In the time of the valiant John of Gaunt,  fourth son of Edward,  the county of Lancaster was advanced to the dignity of  a palatinate, by a Royal patent.  It confers the title of Duke of Lancaster on the King, and many other high titles are derived by nobility from this county.

 

Lancashire has been, at a great variety of periods in history, the scene of contention and theatre of strife.  The sanguinary conflicts between the Houses of York and Lancaster, and the Royal forces of Charles l, and those of Parliament under Cromwell, as well as the support which the Pretender received from the disaffected, have stained the fields of this county with blood. The Battle of Flodden Field, of more early date, gave testimony to the prowess of the men of Lancashire and the achievements of the heroic bowmen and billmen from the districts of Warrington, Wigan, Rochdale, Preston, Blackburn, Bolton etc.

 

A very extraordinary page in Lancashire history must not be omitted - The Lancashire Witches. In 1594, Ferdinand the fifth Earl of Derby was seized with mortal sickness, produced probably by poison secretly administered. After much suffering, he died days later. In his chamber was found an image of wax with hair the same colour as that of the Earl, stuffed into the belly!  In the 1600s, many notorious witches were tried at Lancaster assizes.

( Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory, 1828)

 

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Manchester, Lancashire

Virtual Manchester

The Peterloo Massacre ~ Many Manchester history links

Victorian Web

Spartacus History Websites ~ Many England and world history sites.

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Bolton, Lancashire

GENUKI for Bolton

Bolton Parish Church Look-Ups 

I have come across a book titled:
"The Registers of the Parish Church of Bolton;

Baptisms, 1573-4, 1590-1660

Weddings, 1537, 1587-1660

Burials, 1573-4, 1587-1660"

This book was published in 1913 by the Lancashire Parish Register Society.  There is a good picture on the flyleaf of the old parish church before it was demolished in 1866. The table of contents contains: a preface which contains information on the history of the parish, descriptions of the old and new churches and how the book came to be found,  baptisms, weddings, burials, appendices (List of excommunicated persons and list of churchwardens) and indexes (Christian names and surnames, place names and trades and miscellaneous matters).  It is quite a big book with lots of information.  I am willing to do lookups in this book for anyone who asks.  The place name spellings include ancient spellings of names also.  Please send the names and dates (if possible) to Linda Wampach.

 

A short history of Hall-i'th'-Wood, of Bolton, Lancashire, and its occupants : circa 1483 to the present ~ A book from Amazon.com

Bolton.org

Interactive map of Bolton and surrounding area

Welcome to Bolton

Heritage of Bolton

Bolton Links

Weather in Bolton ~ Who knows, someone might be interested

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Derbyshire Genealogy Links

GENUKI for Derbyshire

Derbyshire England GenWeb

Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811 ~ The parishes and chapelries as they were in that year by Ann Andrews

Derbyshire Record Society ~ The Society was established in 1977 "to publish edited texts, monographs and pamphlets relating to the history of the county". Since then it has issued 26 hardback volumes and seven Occasional Papers.

Derbyshire Place Name Index ~ This Index covers the WHOLE of the county of Derbyshire, and lists Wapentakes, Hundreds, Parishes, Towns, Villages, Hamlets, Homesteads, Farms, Woods, Moors, Rivers and Brooks. Each Placename has the Parish and Hundred it lies in. The Ordnance Survey reference of each Parish is given. A Map of Derbyshire helps locate each parish. Computer searches to discover complete from partial names contact John Palmer (palmer.john@lds.co.uk). Attempted location of place-names now lost contact John Palmer. If you find any Errors, or would like to see any Additions, contact John Palmer.

From: 'History of Derbyshire' by David Peter Davies (Makeney - April 10th, 1811)

DUFFIELD
Duuelle in Domesday. In former times it was a place of great consequence - the residence of the Ferrers, Earls of Derby. There was a castle, destroyed late 13th/early 14th century. 'Not a stone remains'.
A very extensive parish in the Deanery of Derby, containing the chapelries of Heage, Belper, Holbrooke and Turnditch; and the hamlets of Makeney, Millford, Windley, Shottle and Postern.
Church dedicated to St. Alkmund (formerly belonged to college of Newark in Leicestershire) is a little outside the village. The Unitarians, the General Baptists and the Methodists have places of worship here.
'Duffield is a place of no trade; its population is chiefly made up of that class of society which is termed the middle'.

 

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Belper Genealogy Links

GENUKI for Belper

BELPER is a market town and chapelry, in the parish of Duffield, and hundred of Appletree; 134 miles from London, 54 S.E. from Manchester, 16 S. from Chesterfield, 8 N. from Derby, and the like distance S.S.E. from Matlock. Beaurep'd and Beaureper, were modes of spelling, by which this town was designated in ancient documents; it was then an inconsiderable village, but has now become one of the most flourishing market towns in Derbyshire.

The prosperity of Belper has been mainly owing to the extensive cotton works of Messrs. Srtutt; the manufactories for silk and cotton hosiery, and those for nails, all of which are conducted upon a large scale (especially the factories of Messrs. Brettle & Co. and B. B. Ward) and give employment to a considerable portion of the population, both male and female. The potteries, bleaching-grounds, and coal-works which also exist in the neighbourhood, contribute their share to the prosperity of the town. The Cromford canal passes within two miles of the town, and the High Peak railway within six. The town is situate in a valley through which the river Derwent flows, and the view of the town from the hills on the east and west sides of the river is singularly picturesque. At the northern end of the town, a stone bridge of three arches bestrides the Derwent, near which is a beautiful wear for working the mills of Messrs. Strutt. The cascade near the bridge, combined with the surrounding seenery, form a delightful picture, & the plantations around the mansions of Messrs. George & Jedediah Strutt, called 'Bridge Hill' and 'Green Hall' are highly ornamental to the site of Belper.

The principal inns are the 'Red Lion', and the 'George', both in Bridge-street, in each of which is found excellent accommodation for commercial travellers. Sir Richard Paul Jodrell, Bart. is lord of the manor, and holds courts-leet at Easter and Michaelmas, when the constable, head-borough and other public officers are elected and sworn. Belper is one of the stations named in the new Boundary Act, for taking votes at the election of knights of the shire, to represent the southern division of the county.

A new church, dedicated to St. Peter, has supplanted the old chapel, now used for secular purposes; the situation of this church is fine, and the edifice is a graceful object from the western hills, but the tower is rather too slender for just proportion. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the vicar of Duffield. The other places of worship comprise chapels for Wesleyan and primitive methodists, independents, baptists and unitarians. Here are also alms-houses, and Sunday and infant school rooms; the latter is a neat and commodious building, recently erected by public subscription, and is conducted on the principles of the celebrated Mr. Wilderspin; the management being by a committee, annually chosen. The market-place is situate on an elevated part of the town, at the top of King-street, and is surrounded by handsome shops - the market day is Saturday; and there are fairs for sheep, cattle, &c. on May 12th and October 31st. The population, in 1831, was 7,890, but it is now computed at little short of 9000.

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

 

From: 'History of Derbyshire' by David Peter Davies (Makeney - April 10th, 1811)

BELPER
Formerly written Beaupoire, 'was not noticed in Domesday'. A chapelry in the parish of Duffield and the Deanery of Derby. Chapel - dedicated to St John.
'The Unitarians, the Independents and the Methodists have also their respective meeting houses. Four hundred children are taught at the Sunday School ... the Independents and Methodists also have Sunday schools, where about 700 more are instructed'.
'Its present flourishing state is discernible to all'. In 1801 the population was 4500 and by 1809 was 5365, the increase 'owing to the Cotton Mills erected here by Messrs. Strutts; where between 1200 and 1300 persons find daily employment. These mills are four in number'.
'Another branch of business carried on at Belper ... is the manufacture of nails; but within the last few years it is supposed that the trade has been on the decline'. Before 1776, Belper was as 'low in population as it was backward in civility: and considered as the insignificant residence of a few uncivilized nailers'.
A market town - Saturday market.
The mansion of Jedediah Strutt Esq is about the town centre and 'above the bridge is the seat of G.B. Strutt Esq.'.

Miscellany

Five Famous Things from Belper

 

 

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Occupations

Textile Industry ~ Go here to learn about the textile industry that so many of my ancestors had labored in.  It is a wonderful source of information about the industry; the equipment, the people who invented the machines and articles on the people who actually had to work in the places.

Victorian Occupations: Life and Labor in the Victorian Period as Seen by Artists, Writers, and Modern Historians

Textilehttp://www.rmplc.co.uk/orgs/quarrybankmill/frame.html

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Webrings

England

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