Droylsden, Lancashire Genealogy

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== Chapelry History  ==
 
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DROYLSDEN, a township and ecclesiastical [chapel], in the parish of Manchester, union of Ashton-underLyne, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 4 miles (E.) from Manchester, on the road to Ashton-under-Lyne; containing 4933 inhabitants. It comprises 1570 acres, chiefly pasture and dairy-farms: the surface is in general rather flat, with distant views of the Derbyshire hills; the subsoil mostly stiff clay, occasionally with sand and bog. In the vicinity of the river Medlock, which touches the boundary on the northern side, the land is considerably undulated, and prettily varied with wood. The Manchester and Ashton canal passes through. The population is chiefly employed in four cotton-mills, in some printing and dye works, and in collieries. The Clayton colliery, here, has been extensively worked for the last fifty years, and produces a good engine-coal; the pits are from 200 to 300 yards deep: at Clayton, also, are two printing establishments, and a dye-house. Fairfield village, in the township, lies on the road from Manchester to Ashton, about three and a half miles eastward from the former place.
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DROYLSDEN, a township and '''ecclesiastical [chapel], in the parish of Manchester''', union of Ashton-underLyne, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 4 miles east of Manchester. This ecclesiastical district chapel was built in 1847.  
The ecclesiastical parish or district was formed in October 1844, under the 6th and 7th Victoria, cap. 37: the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Bishop of Chester and the Crown, alternately; net income, £150, with a house. The church was built in 1847, at a cost of £3100, and is in the early English style, with a tower surmounted with a spire. The tithes belong to the Dean and Chapter of Manchester. There are places of worship for Primitive Methodists and Wesleyans; and at Fairfield is a Moravian establishment, founded in 1784. The ground plot of the settlement forms a spacious square area, the houses in which are neatly built of brick; and as is usual with Moravians in their settlements, here is a large house for unmarried females, where beautiful needlework is executed; also boarding-schools for the education of young ladies and young gentlemen, respectively: annexed to the chapel is a burial-ground. There is a school on the national system. Clayton Hall was the seat of Humphry Chetham, the founder of various charitable institutions in Manchester.
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There were chapels of worship built for Primitive Methodists and Wesleyan Methodists; and at Fairfield is a Moravian establishment, founded in 1784."<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 91-96. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50928 Adapted. Date accessed: 29 June 2010.</ref>
  
From: ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 91-96. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50928  Date accessed: 29 June 2010.
 
 
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Chapelry History

DROYLSDEN, a township and ecclesiastical [chapel], in the parish of Manchester, union of Ashton-underLyne, hundred of Salford, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 4 miles east of Manchester. This ecclesiastical district chapel was built in 1847.

There were chapels of worship built for Primitive Methodists and Wesleyan Methodists; and at Fairfield is a Moravian establishment, founded in 1784."[1]

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

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Reference

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 91-96. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50928 Adapted. Date accessed: 29 June 2010.