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Guide to '''Unsworth, Lancashire family history and genealogy.''' Parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
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Guide to '''Unsworth, Lancashire family history and genealogy.''' Parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.  
  
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== Chapelry History  ==
 
== Chapelry History  ==
  
UNSWORTH, a hamlet with an ancient&nbsp;'''chapel of ease''', in the township of Pilkington, '''''in the parish of Prestwich cum Oldham''''', hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 3 miles south by southeast&nbsp;of&nbsp;Bury. Unsworth is the head of a chapelry, of much larger extent than the hamlet, and which includes part of the parish of Middleton.&nbsp;The chapel, dedicated to St. George, was consecrated in '''Nov. 1730'''. There are places of worship for dissenters.<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 414-418. Adapted.&amp;amp;nbsp;Date accessed: 02 August 2010.</ref> Unsworth was created a chapel of ease in 1730 from, and lying within the boundaries of [[Prestwich St Mary, Lancashire]].<br>
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UNSWORTH, a hamlet, in the township of Pilkington, '''parish of Prestwich''' cum Oldham, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 3 miles (S. S. E.) from Bury, on the road to Manchester. It forms the eastern part of Pilkington township. Unsworth is the head of a '''chapelry''', of much larger extent than the hamlet, and which includes part of the '''parish of Middleton'''. The chapel, dedicated to St. George, was consecrated in Nov. 1730, the site being given by the then Earl of Derby: it was rebuilt in 1843. There are places of worship for '''dissenters''' and excellent schools. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 414-418. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51361
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

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Guide to Unsworth, Lancashire family history and genealogy. Parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.

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Chapelry History

UNSWORTH, a hamlet, in the township of Pilkington, parish of Prestwich cum Oldham, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 3 miles (S. S. E.) from Bury, on the road to Manchester. It forms the eastern part of Pilkington township. Unsworth is the head of a chapelry, of much larger extent than the hamlet, and which includes part of the parish of Middleton. The chapel, dedicated to St. George, was consecrated in Nov. 1730, the site being given by the then Earl of Derby: it was rebuilt in 1843. There are places of worship for dissenters and excellent schools. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 414-418. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51361

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.

Online index of Lancshire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Church records

Online Records

Church of England

Unsworth chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Prestwich St Mary to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk


UNSWORTH ST GEORGE Chapelry (1730) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1730-1910 None None
LOPC 1841-1891 None None
LBMD None 1844-1900 None
PRESTWICH ST MARY PARISH (1600) Indexes (ancient parish containing UNSWORTH ST GEORGE Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1603-1910 1600-1935 1712-1921
LOPC 1603-1936 1603-1895 1603-1921
LBMD 1837-1902 1837-1925 1837-1877
FMP None 1603-1712 None
AC 1603-1711 1603-1711 1603-1711


For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Unsworth and comprising the whole ancient parish of Prestwich St Mary to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESTWICH ST MARY PARISH page.


Parish registers for St. George's Church, Unsworth, 1730-1891 Microfilm copy of originalsformerly held at the Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England.
Unsworth is a chapelry in Prestwich parish. The church is known as St. George's Church.
Manchester Archives Central Library call no.: L 100/1/3/1.

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Film
Baptisms, 1730-1840. Marriages, 1730-1736, 1753. Burials, 1732-1840.
FHL BRITISH Film
2113218
Baptisms, 1841-1891.
FHL BRITISH Film
2356300 Item 5

Bishop's transcripts for Stand, 1792-1846 Microreproduction of original manuscripts housed at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Includes baptisms and burials from the chapelry of Unsworth (St. George's Chapel), in Pilkington township, Prestwich parish.
 Whitefield All Saints Stand, LancashireChapelry is in Pilkington township, Prestwich parish. The chapel is All Saints.
Lancashire Record Office: DRM/2/267

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Film
Baptisms and burials of Stand, 1827-1846; Baptisms and burials of Unsworth, 1792-1845.
FHL BRITISH Film
1545744 Item 2


Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 306932.


Poor Law Unions

Prestwich Poor Law Union

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

References