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Unsworth St George

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Chapelry History

UNSWORTH, a hamlet with an ancient 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 of Bury. 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. There are places of worship for dissenters.[1] Unsworth was created a chapel of ease in 1730 from, and lying within the boundaries of Prestwich St Mary, Lancashire.

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

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

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.

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

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.

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References

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 414-418. Adapted. Date accessed: 02 August 2010.

 

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