CRAIG THORNBER: FAMILY AND LOCAL HISTORY PAGES

 

LOCAL HISTORY PUBLICATIONS

'Keeping it in the Family', Old Yorkshire*, 1997, Issue 3, pages 14-16.
'Whit Monday in Colne', Lancashire History Quarterly, 1997, Vol. 1, No. 2, pages 60-62.
'Holden Chapel Registers', Lancashire History Quarterly, 1998, Vol. 2, No. 2, pages 62-64.
'Peter Holland, Knutsford Surgeon (1766-1855)', Cheshire Ancestor**, Vol. 30, Issue 2, December 1999.
'Death and Disease in the 18th and 19th Centuries: Part 1', Cheshire Ancestor, Vol. 30, Issue 3, March 2000.
'Death and Disease in the 18th and 19th Centuries: Part 2', Cheshire Ancestor, Vol. 30, Issue 4, June 2000.
'The Registers of Mount Sion Chapel at Tosside in the Forest of Gisburn', Lancashire History Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 4. December 2000, pages 40-45.
'Death, Diseases and Medicine in the 18th and 19th Centuries', summary of talk, in The Manchester Genealogist, Vol 40, No. 1, 2004, pages 60-62
'Mitton Parish Registers, 1610 to 1812', Lancashire History Quarterly, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Spring 2004, pages 60-62.

* Published by Northern Line Design, 111 Wrenbeck Drive, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 2BP.
** The Journal of the Family History Society of Cheshire.

PRIVATELY PUBLISHED TRANSCRIPTS OF CHAPEL & CHURCH REGISTERS

The Registers of Holden Chapel: Baptisms 1771-1897, Burials 1802-1908, March 1997. With the help of Mrs. Sue Holden, local studies librarian at Clitheroe Library, who proof-read the typescript and identified many place names.

The Registers of the Inghamite Chapel at Rodhill near Grindleton: Baptisms and Burials 1755-1890, March 1997.

Mounts Sion Chapel, Sandy Syke, Tosside, Gisburn Forest: Baptisms 1811-1990, Burials 1814-1996, July 1997.

The Registers of Houghton Chapel, Tosside, Gisburn Forest: Baptisms and Burials 1749-1851, February 1998.

The Parish Registers of All Hallows Mitton: Burial Records from 1720-1812, rearranged in alphabetical order, July 1998,
Ditto in date order with full indices, August 2003

The Parish Registers of All Hallows Mitton: Baptism Records from 1720-1812, rearranged in alphabetical order, January 1999.
Ditto in date order with full indices, July 2003 .

The Parish Registers of All Hallows Mitton: Marriages Records from 1720-1812, in date order with full indices, February 2000.

The Parish Registers of All Hallows Mitton: Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1610-1719, with Philip Marsden, September 2001 and now available from the Lancashire Parish Register Society on microfiche and CD ROM.

Paper copies have been supplied to libraries and record offices as described on the pages devoted to transcriptions.  

 

FOR BURNLEY LIBRARY

John Alfred Laycock and associates made a transcript of the registers of Higham Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, covering baptisms 1813-1839 and burials 1820-1864, which is held at Burnley Library.  This handwritten copy has been typed in tabular format, checked against the original at the Lancashire County Record Office and rearranged in alphabetical order of surname and Christian name.  Burnley Library will make it available in libraries in its area and I have provided copies for the the Lancashire County Record Office, the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society, The Family Records Centre, They Society of Genealogists, the Burnley & Pendle Branch of the LFH & HS, and Manchester Central Library.

John Alfred Laycock and associates made transcript of the registers of Wheatley Lane Inghamite Chapel from 1750 to 1837, which is held at Burnley Library.  This handwritten copy has been typed and the transcript has been checked against the original registers at the chapel.  Many additional details were uncoverered from the grave notes, which were not covered by Laycock's team. The register has been indexed using the Lancashire Parish Register Society's programme, PRINDEX, written by George Blundell and was completed in September 2006. Burnley Library will make it available to libraries its area and I have provided copies for the the Lancashire County Record Office, the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society, The Family Records Centre, They Society of Genealogists, the Burnley & Pendle Branch of the LFH & HS and Manchester Central Library.

 

FOR THE LANCASHIRE PARISH REGISTER SOCIETY

The Registers of Whalley, Part 3: 1653-1753, by John A. Laycock ( 1861-1922) & Craig W Thornber, LPRS Vol. 162, published July 2006, ISBN 1 85445 156 1
The Registers of Whalley, Part 4: 1754-1812, by John A. Laycock ( 1861-1922) & Craig W Thornber, LPRS Vol. 164, published Nov 2006, ISBN 1 85445 159 6
The Registers of Whalley, Part 5: 1813-1837, by John A. Laycock ( 1861-1922) & Craig W Thornber, LPRS Vol. 171, published Nov 2009, ISBN 978 1 85445 166 8
The Registers of Mitton, All Hallows, Part 1, 1610-1719, by Philip Marsden & Craig Thornber & Part 2, 1720-1812 by Craig Thornber.  On CD-ROM, volume NCI
The Registers of Newchurch-in-Rossendale, Part 2, 1723-1772, by Milton Ormerod & Craig Thornber, on CD-ROM, volume NC2, published October 2008, ISBN 978 185445 237 5
The Registers of Newchurch-in-Rossendale, Part 3, 1773-1812, by Milton Ormerod & Craig Thornber, on CD-ROM, volume NC4, published September 2009, ISBN 978 185445 239 9
The Registers of Bacup, 1788-1812, by Craig Thornber on CD-ROM, volume NC5, published 2010, ISBN 978 85445 240 5.
The Registers of Newchurch-in-Rossendale, Part 1, 1606-1722, collated with the Bishops' Transcripts, edited and indexed by Craig Thornber from an original transcript by Archibald Sparke, published as volume 45a in September 2010, ISBN 978-1-85445-167-5

 

LECTURES GIVEN

'KILL OR CURE'
(Death, Disease and Medicine in the 18th and 19th Centuries)

given at:

Bury Branch of the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society in July 2000.
Ribble Valley Branch of the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society in September 2000.
Hyndburn Branch of the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society in February 2001.
Macclesfield Branch of the Family History Society of Cheshire, February 2001.
Dukinfield Branch of the Family History Society of Cheshire, April 2001.
Birkenhead Branch of the Family History Society of Cheshire, April 2001
Bramall Branch of the Family History Society of Cheshire, 6 October 2001
West Kirkby Branch of the Family History Society of Cheshire, 10 October 2001
Burnley and Pendle Branch of the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society, 17 April 2002
Rochdale Branch of the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society, 24 April 2002
Chester Branch of the Family History Society of Cheshire, 25 April 2002.
Chorley Branch of the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society, 21 May 2002.
Wilmslow Branch of the Family History Society of North Cheshire, 22 May 2002.
'Medicines used at Tabley House in the 1820s', given at the North Staffordshire Medical Institute on 11 October 2002.
History Live Group, Hollinsclough, 5 February 2003.
Middlewich Heritage Society, Wednesday 15 October 2003
Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society, at Clayton House, Manchester, 12 November 2003
Ladies and Friends of Widnes, 17 March 2004.
Leigh Family History Society, 20 April 2004.
Alsager Family History Society, 21 June 2004.
Earby Local History Society, 21 September 2004.
Burscough Steam Engine Society, 22 September 2004
Matlock Probus Club, 5 May 2005
Congleton Branch of the Family History Society of Cheshire, 21 June 2005
Bury Art Gallery and Museum, 15 September 2005
Liverpool & S.W. Lancashire Annual Conference, Saturday 29 October 2005
Winsford History Society, 7 November 2005
Backford History Society, 1 March 2006
Chester Branch of the Family History Society of Cheshire, 29 June 2006
Crewe Branch of the Family History Society of South Cheshire, 10 July 2006
Macclesfield Branch of the Family History Society of Cheshire, Wednesday 24th January 2006
Audlem Probus Club, 25 January 2007
Rossendale Branch of the LFH&HS, 7 March 2007
St. Mary's Alderley Edge, Mother's Union, 21 March 2007
Lymm branch of National Women's Register, 17 May 2007
Society of Genealogists, London, 25 August 2007 (A three-hour seminar)
Ashton & Sale Historical Society, 5 September 2007
Dukinfield Branch of the Family History Society of Cheshire, 10 October 2007
AGM of Family History Society of Cheshire, at Bebington, on Saturday 20 October 2007 at 2 pm
Bollington Women's Institute, 14 January 2008 at 7.30
Mobberley Women's Institute, 17 January 2008 at 2.30
Macclesfield U3A History Group, at St. John's Church Hall, Earlsway on 25 January 2008 at10 am
Tarporley Branch of the FHS of Cheshire, 5 March 2008 at 7.30
Northwich Branch, Family History Society of Cheshire, Monday 10 March 2008 at 7.30
Romiley U3A History Group, 9 May 2008 at 10 am
Northwich Probus Club, at Hartford Golf Club on 12 May 2008
Fylde Branch of Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society, 14 May 2008 at 7.45 pm
Bebington Branch of the Family History Society of Cheshire, 19 May 2008 at 7.45 pm
Nantwich Branch of the Family History Society of Cheshire at Nantwich Library, 7.30 on Monday 21 July 2008
Wilmslow Guild Social Group, on 17 September 2008 at 2 pm
Friends of the John Rylands Library "Medicines used at Tabley House in the 1820s", on Monday 6 October 2008 at 6 pm
Runcorn Branch of the Family History Society of Cheshire, 21 October 2008 at 7.30 pm
Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society, at Clayton House, Manchester, 22 October 2008 at 1.30 pm
Nantwich Historical Society, Wednesday March 4th 2009 at 7.30 pm
Wallasey Branch of the FHS of Cheshire, 17 March 2009 at 7.30 pm
Hazel Grove Branch of the North Cheshire FHS, 15 September 2009

A one day course (approximately 4.5 hours) on this topic was presented at the Wedgwood Memorial College at Barlaston in Staffordshire on 31st March 2001 and again on 7 April 2001. A further course was run on 6 March 2004.

NO FURTHER BOOKINGS FOR THESE TALKS ARE BEING TAKEN

 

'INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY HISTORY'

given at

Newchurch-in-Rossendale Parish Church Heritage Weekend, Saturday 8 Sept 2007
Matlock Probus Club, 1 Nov 2007

'UNCLE PETER AND COUSIN HENRY'

given at

The meeting of the Gaskell Society on Saturday 24 September 2011 at the Methodist Hall in Knutsford. A talk on Mrs. Gaskell's Uncle, Peter Holland, surgeon and apothecary of Knutsford, and his son, Sir Henry Holland, physician, socialite and traveller.

 

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