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SALESBURY, a township and a chapelry in Blackburn parish, Lancashire. The township lies on an affluent of the river Ribble, 1½ mile W of Ribchester r. station, and 5 N by E of Blackburn. Acres, 1,150. Real property, £1,374. Pop., 331. Houses, 61. The manor belonged to the Salesburys; passed to the Clitheroes, the Talbots, and others; and belongs now to Lord De Tabley. Talbot the antiquary was a native. The chapelry is much larger than the township, and was constitute, in 1842. Post-town, Blackburn. Pop., 1,292. Houses, 254. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £118. Patron, the Vicar of Blackburn. The church was built in 1807.

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

  • "SALESBURY, a township and chapelry in the parish of Blackburn, and lower division of Blackburn hundred, county Lancaster, 4 miles N. of Blackburn, its post town. The village is situated on a branch of the Ribble. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £118, in the patronage of the Vicar of Blackburn. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. Talbot, the antiquary, was born here. In the vicinity are the ruins of a seat of the Salesburys, Clitheroes, Talbots, and other families, who successively held the manor."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Salesbury was a chapelry and township in the parish of Blackburn.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Salesbury 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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