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AINSWORTH, or Cockey, a chapelry in Middleton parish, Lancashire; at Bradley-Fold r. station, 2½ miles E of Bolton. Post Town, Bolton. Acres, 1,296. Real property, £7,048, of which £1,652 are in mines. Pop., 1,803. Houses, 346. Cotton manufacture is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £136. Patron, the Rector of Middleton. The church is good; and there are two dissenting chapels, a national school, and charities £12.

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


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Civil Registration

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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "AINSWORTH, (or Cockey), a chapelry in the parish of Middleton, and hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 2 miles to the S. W. of Bury. Bolton is the post town. The living is a curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £136, in the patronage of the rector. There is a small endowed school. The cotton manufacture forms the chief occupation of the people.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Ainsworth was a township in the parish of Middleton.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Ainsworth 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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