This is a transcript which I've made from microfilm of the Todmorden Bishop's Transcripts.
I've included it here as this page isn't included in Lynn Ransom Burton's excellent transcription of the early records on LancashireOPC or his own site

Warning! the writing is very blotted and difficult to read so parts of the transcription, especially those marked with [?] are very uncertain, so no doubt there are misreadings and ambiguities in my interpretation.
If you have good reason to think there are mistakes please email the link below and I will make corrections.

The following link goes to a text document


If anyone who is researching the family history of Butterworths & Crossleys in the Todmorden, Rochdale and Milnrow area; or Harrison and Swingler families in Leicestershire would like to contact me please email
Please put "CB Family History" in the subject.