Dobcross, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Dobcross is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1797 from Rochdale Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Dobcross and Lydgate, Rochdale Holy Trinity, Dobcross Delph

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1787
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Marsden
  • Friarmere
  • Saddleworth

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DOBCROSS, a village and a chapelry in Saddleworth-with-Quick township, Rochdale parish, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands adjacent to the Huddersfield canal and the Sheffield and Manchester railway, near Saddleworth r. station, and 6½ miles NE of Ashton-under-Lyne; and has a post office under Manchester, and a banking office. Markets are held on Wednesdays; and fairs on the second Thursday of March and the last Thursday of July. The chapelry was constituted in 1844. Pop., 1,972. Houses, 418. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £200. Patron, the Vicar of Rochdale. The church is plain.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Dobcross, 1787-1842 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Dobcross (Yorkshire)

Bishop’s transcripts for Saddleworth, 1612-1846 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Saddleworth (Yorkshire); Church of England. Chapelry of Friarmere (Yorkshire); Church of England. Chapelry of Dobcross (Yorkshire)

England, Yorkshire, Dobcross, parish registers : Holy Trinity, 1787-1999 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Dobcross (Yorkshire); Manchester Archives Central Library

Parish registers for Holy Trinity, Dobcross, 1788-1999 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Dobcross (Yorkshire)

The parish registers of St. Chad, Saddleworth, in the county of York, containing the marriages, baptisms, and burials from 1613-1800 : with supplement and appendix, containing additional information connected with the church, and a fragmentary history of Saddleworth-cum-Quick Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Saddleworth (Yorkshire); Radcliffe, John

The parish registers of St. Chad, Saddleworth, in the county of York, containing the marriages, baptisms, and burials from 1613-1800 : with supplement and appendix, containing additional information connected with the church, and a fragmentary history of Saddleworth-cum-Quick Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Saddleworth (Yorkshire); Radcliffe, John

Parish register printouts of Dobcross, Yorkshire, England : christenings, 1787-1790

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Yorkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Saddleworth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Manchester
  • Rural Deanery: Ashton Under Lyne
  • Poor Law Union: Rochdale
  • Hundred: Agbrigg
  • Province: York