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Unsworth St George

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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; containing 826 inhabitants. It forms the eastern part of Pilkington township, and comprises 972 acres, of which three-fourths are arable land: the soil was mostly boggy, but extensive drainage has been for some time in operation. The population is employed in cotton-mills, print-works, and bleach-grounds; and in agriculture. Unsworth is the head of a chapelry, of much larger extent than the hamlet, and which includes part of the parish of Middleton. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Rector of Prestwich; net income, £150, with a parsonage-house, built in 1846. 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, at a cost of £1500, raised mainly by subscription; the interior is very neat and commodious. There are places of worship for dissenters; and excellent schools. James Lancaster, in 1737, left property now producing £12. 12. a year, for teaching children.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 414-418. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51361 Date accessed: 02 August 2010.

Unsworth was created a chapel of ease in 1730 from, and lying within the boundaries of Prestwich St Mary, Lancashire.

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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

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


Census records

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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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