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Chapelry History

HENHEADS, a township, in the parish of Bury, union of Haslingden, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of the county of Lancaster, 1½ mile (E.) from Haslingden; containing 176 inhabitants. This is a small township among the hills, and is partly extra-parochial. In the reign of Edward II. it was a vaccary of Rossendale.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 478-482. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51025 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.

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Probate records

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