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Unsworth

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UNSWORTH, a chapelry, with three hamlets, in Prestwich parish, Lancashire; 2½ miles SSE of Bury r. station. It has a post-office under Bury, and a fair on the last Monday of July. Pop., about 2,000. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £200. Patron, the Rector of Prestwich. The church was rebuilt in 1842. There are three dissenting chapels, and an endowed school with £20 a year.

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

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Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"UNSWORTH, a chapelry in the parish of Prestwich, hundred of Salford, county Lancaster, 2½ miles S.E. of Bury, its post town, and 6 N.E. of Manchester, on the river Roach. The soil consists of clay and peat. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, value £150, in the patronage of the Rector of Prestwich. The church, dedicated to St. George, was rebuilt in 1842, and has a stained E. window. There is an endowed National school, at which a Sunday-school is held. The Independents, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel. A fair is held on the last Monday in July."

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In 1835 Unsworth was a chapelry in the parish of Prestwich.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Unsworth 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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