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RUMWORTH, a township in Deane parish, Lancashire; 2 miles W S W of Bolton. Acres, 1,300. Real property, 7,504; of which 1,000 are in mines. 1851, 1,386: in 1861, 1,861. Houses, 391. The increase of pop. arose from the erection of a cotton-mill and of weaving sheds. Whitebank and Rhuddylan House are chief residences. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities 40.

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



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Church History

Church Records

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Historical Geography

RUMWORTH: This township or parish was in Lancashire. It was in Deane ecclesiastical parish and in Bolton poor law Union. In 1872 part of it was added to Bolton Borough In 1894 the remainder was renamed Deane township or parish. In 1898 Deane parish became part of Bolton Borough.

In 1835 Rumworth was a township in the parish of Deane.


A description of Rumworth in the 19th century.


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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Rumworth 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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