1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland
"BRADSHAW, a chapelry in the parish of Bolton-le-Moors, hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the N.E. of Bolton. The Lancashire and Yorkshire railway runs near it. In the chapelry are several large bleach-grounds. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of the Vicar of Bolton. Bradshaw Hall is the old seat of a branch of the Bradshaw family related to John Bradshaw, president of the court before which Charles I. was tried."