Mossley, Lancashire Genealogy
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 was large village that 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.
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.
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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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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 350-353.&nbsp;Adapted.&nbsp;Date accessed: 20 July 2010.