Local Parish Registers

Earby Baptist Chapel


CONTAINS ENTRIES FROM 1795 TO 1905 (main body of the register 1814 - 1870)

The register is of Births (not baptisms) and a few burials and is not in chronological order and some entries appear on pages which have apparently been sewn into the register. This could be due to the entries being copied from an earlier register or births being entered in retrospect as new members joined the congregation.

The main part of the register covers approximately 1814 to 1870 with only odd ones outside this range.

In the back of the register are a few burial entries. Where the deceased was interred "in the Baptist Chapel Burial Ground" it has been assumed that this refers to the Earby Chapel formerly off Red Lion Street. In some instances other burial grounds are specified.

The society is indebted to the Reverend Tony Taylor for the loan of the register for transcription.

The register was loaned to Earby and District Local History Society and has been transcribed by Bob Abel and Helen Homer in 2000.

Bob Abel


Thornton-in-Craven St Mary's (St Oswalds)

Thornton in Craven St Mary’s church registers were transcribed by members of the Earby and District Local History Society and the Pendle and Burnley Branch of the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society.

The transcription covers the following periods

Baptisms: 1566 to 1913.  The early registers contain a number of illegible entries and there are particular gaps covering 1651* to 1683 and 1894 to 1906

Marriages :1566 to1942. The early registers also contain a number of illegible entries and there is a particular gap covering 1644* to 1683

Burials : 1566 to 1903 The early registers again contain a number of illegible entries and there are particular gaps covering 1651* to 1683 & 1758 to 1786**


It should be noted that as a transcript there can be errors particularly when interpreting difficult to read names and it is always recommended that where possible entries are checked in the original.


* English Civil War Period


** Missing register











Marriages 1919-1942






All Saints Parish Church Earby

These indexes to Banns, Marriages and Baptisms at All Saints have been transcribed by society member Stephanie Carter. They cover the period from 1923 to date and will download to your computer in the form of a searchable excel spreadsheet. Addresses are included in the registers but are not on the spreadsheets. If you require more information please contact church warden Vera Cocker at: mail@vera45.plus.com

Barnoldswick St Mary-le-Gill  1587-1799:

Salterforth Inghamite Chapel

From a transcription by Rolls-Royce Family History Society

Bridge Baptist Chapel Barnoldswick