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Ancoats & Collyhurst

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"ANCOATS, a chapelry in the parish of Manchester and suburbs of Manchester, in the hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster. There are two curacies in this district both in the diocese of Manchester, and in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The churches are dedicated to St. Andrew and All Souls. The living of the former is valued at £124, and that of the latter at £174. Ancoats Hall, which is a timbered mansion, was formerly the seat of the Moseleys, to whom the manor of Manchester belonged."

from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868

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Census

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Churches

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Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"ANCOATS, a chapelry in the parish of Manchester and suburbs of Manchester, in the hundred of Salford, in the county palatine of Lancaster. There are two curacies in this district both in the diocese of Manchester, and in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The churches are dedicated to St. Andrew and All Souls. The living of the former is valued at £124, and that of the latter at £174. Ancoats Hall, which is a timbered mansion, was formerly the seat of the Moseleys, to whom the manor of Manchester belonged."

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Historical Geography

In Ancoats was a locality in Manchester township.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Ancoats 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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Societies

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