Blackrod Parish Registers (1606-1701)


There are no Ormerod entries in the parish registers of Blackrod, and only one Waddington entry.

The Church of Blackrod  is situated on the Roman Road from Manchester to Chorley, about seven miles due west of Bolton, and about five miles north-east of Wigan.

It was founded shortly before 8 June 1335 by Mabel, relict of William de Bradshagh. At that date she had licence to alienate in mortain four messuages, 77 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, 28 acres of wood and 3 acres of waste in Blackrod to a chaplain and his successors to celebrate Divine Service daily in the chapel of St Katherine of Blackrod "newly built by her" for the souls of Edward II, the said William, for her good so late in life, for her soul after death, and for the souls of the fathers and mothers of William and Mabel and the ancestors of Mabel. [Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edward III (1334-8), p.122.]

The following information is taken from The Registers of the Parish Church of Blackrod in the County of Lancaster Baptisms, Burials and Marriages 1606-1701.

Transcribed by Thomas H. Winder.



basse begotten Jane d. of Richard Waddington of Heath Charnock 30 August 1643