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Thornham

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THORNHAM, a township in Middleton parish, Lancashire; 3½ miles S by W of Rochdale. Acres, 1,998. Real property, £8,018; of which £1,253 are in mines, and £15 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 1,510; in 1861, 2,027. Houses, 379. Many of the inhabitants are employed in cotton-mills. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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

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Archives & Libraries

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Thornham area is Rochdale.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"THORNHAM, a township in the parish of Middleton, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 2 miles N.W. of Oldham, and 3½ S.W. of Rochdale. It is situated near the Manchester and Leeds railway. The township is the largest in the parish of Middleton, and contains some coal mines."

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Historical Geography

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

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Thornham 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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