Worsley township records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Settlement, removal and examination orders; Pauper apprentice indentures and Bastardy bonds; Vestry meeting minutes; List of constables, militia and supervisors of highway; Constables accounts; Inventory of cattle 1747, 1749; Poor rate valuations; Poor rate books listing names of those in receipt; Overseers minutes; Burial board, lighting and sanitary rate; Expenditure on poor relief and accounts; Overseers expense accounts; Highway rate book; Surveyors accounts

Administrative / Biographical History

Worsley township was situated in the ancient ecclesiastical parish of Eccles. From 1867 part of the township was within the area of the Swinton District Local Board of Health until 1894 when this part of the township was separated to become the township of Swinton. Also in 1894 a very small part of Worsley became part of the new township of Eccles. From 1894 Worsley township was within Worsley Urban District. The township was in the area of Barton upon Irwell poor law Union.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Alternative Form Available

Salford Local History Library has microfilms of constables, churchwardens, supervisors of the highway and overseers. Also poor rate books, poor relief payments, accounts, examinations, settlements, bastardy and apprenticeship indentures.

Custodial History

Deposited by Swinton Central Library, Salford City Treasurer and Administration departments, Lancashire Record Office and the Borough of Swinton and Pendlebury.

Geographical Names