Mossley, Lancashire Genealogy

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== Chapel History  ==
 
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MOSSLEY, a chapelry, in the division of Hartshead, parish and union of Ashton-under-Lyne, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 3 miles (N. E.) from Ashton-under-Lyne, and 9½ (E.) from Manchester; containing, in 1841, 1081 inhabitants. This is a large village, prettily situated in a valley surrounded by the Saddleworth and Cheshire hills. About the year 1773 it was a small place; in 1794 it had increased to 100 houses; and in 1841 the number was 500, including the portion called Brook-Bottom. Formerly, the staple trade consisted of coarse woollens; cotton has been latterly introduced, and the inhabitants are now employed in both manufactures. Mr. James Buckley's cotton-mill, built in 1817, employs 250 hands; his residence at Quick-Edge, on the side of a hill, commands beautiful and extensive views. The mills of Mr. G. Mayall and Mr. J. Mayall are also in this vicinity. Several stone-quarries and collieries are in operation in the chapelry. The Huddersfield canal passes through it; and here is a station on the Manchester and Huddersfield railway: the river Tame separates Cheshire and Lancashire at Mossley. Fairs for cattle are held on June 21st and the last Monday in October. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £150, with a house; patron, the Rector of Ashton. The chapel, dedicated to St. George, was '''built in 1755''', on land given by Sir Joseph Pickford, and was enlarged in 1789. The Methodists of the New Connexion have a place of worship. Excellent national schools were erected in 1843, and there are schools in the neighbourhood built in the same year.  
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MOSSLEY, '''a chapelry''', in the division of Hartshead, '''''in the parish''''' and union '''''of Ashton-under-Lyne''''', hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 3 miles northeast from Ashton-under-Lyne, and 9½ east of Manchester.  
  
From: ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 350-353. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51161 Date accessed: 20 July 2010.
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This is a large village, included the portion called Brook-Bottom. The chapel, dedicated to '''St George''', was '''built in 1755'''.
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The Methodists of the New Connexion had a place of worship here.<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 350-353.&amp;nbsp;Adapted.&amp;nbsp;Date accessed: 20 July 2010.</ref>&nbsp;
  
 
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Chapel History

MOSSLEY, a chapelry, in the division of Hartshead, in the parish and union of Ashton-under-Lyne, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 3 miles northeast from Ashton-under-Lyne, and 9½ east of Manchester.

This is a large village, included the portion called Brook-Bottom. The chapel, dedicated to St George, was built in 1755.

The Methodists of the New Connexion had a place of worship here.[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

Add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.

Reference

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 350-353.&nbsp;Adapted.&nbsp;Date accessed: 20 July 2010.