Roughlee Booth

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ROUGH-LEE-BOOTH, a township in Whalley parish, Lancashire; at the E end of Pendle forest, 3½ miles W of Colne r. station, and 6 N W of Burnley. Acres, 1,320. Real property, 2,287. Pop. in 1851, 719; in 1861, 424. Houses, 99. The decrease of pop. was caused by the removal of hand-loom weavers. The manor belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch. There are a cotton factory and a Wesleyan chapel.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Roughlee Booth area is Burnley and Pendle.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Roughlee Booth was a township in the parish of Whalley.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Roughlee Booth was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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