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Kearsley

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KERSLEY, or KEARSLEY, a village and a township in Deane parish, Lancashire. The village stands adjacent to the Manchester and Bolton railway, near the Bolton canal, 4 miles SE of Bolton; and is a large place. The township comprises 900 acres. Real property, £28,809; of which £17,655 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 4,236; in 1861, 5,003. Houses, 994. The increase of pop. arose from mining operations. There are extensive coal mines, and varions manufacturing establishments. A building, to serve as a school and as a temporary place of worship, was erected on Kersley-moor in 1863; and a church was then in contemplation, with the view of forming part or all of the township into a separate chapelry.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Bolton library.

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Kearsley area is Bolton.

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"KEARSLEY, (or Kersley), a township in the parish of Deane, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 5 miles S.E. of Great Bolton. The village is very considerable, and many of the inhabitants are engaged in the neighbouring factories and collieries. There are establishments for making vitriol and for spinning and bleaching yarn. There is an endowed school at High Style with an income of £300 per annum from land bequeathed by Henry Mather in 1757.

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"STONECLOUGH, in the parish of Deane, it is a station on the Manchester branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway."

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Historical Geography

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

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History

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Kearsley 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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