||3,828 acres, including 104 of inland
water. This is the area of the borough.
||B. T. Barton, Bury, 40.
||The Liverpool and Bury line was
opened in 1848.
Itin. vii, 49; he also remarks that
Bury had 'but a poor market.' Camden,
on the other hand, calls it a market town
'not less considerable than Rochdale';
Brit. (ed. 1695), 745.
||8 Eliz. cap. 12; Bury is one of the
five towns named. For a Bury ulnage
case in 1547–9 see Duchy Plead. (Rec.
Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), iii, 6–10.
Tour through Great Britain (ed. 1738),
||Barton, Bury, 23.
||Ibid. 41; Christmas, Shrovetide, and
Good Friday each had special matches,
the final games being played in Easter
||Ibid. 42. The old court house stood
near the cross; ibid. 44.
||Ibid. 43; it was used for the last
time about 1800.
||Ibid. 43, 300. It stood near the
centre of the market-place, and was taken
down in 1818.
||Ibid. 13, 34; one of them was like
a white rabbit.
||Ibid. 7; Local Gleanings, Lancs. and
Ches. i, 71, gives 'in or before 1798.'
Manch A. Guardian N. and Q. no. 490.
||In 1867 they were the Times, Guardian, and Broadsheet.
||An early theatrical performance in a
barn in Moss Lane in 1787 ended in the
collapse of the building and death or injury
to many of the spectators; Barton, Bury,
18–23; see also 32.
Lancs. and Ches. Antiq. Soc. v, 75;
it was issued by Samuel Waring, otherwise notable as a prosperous Nonconformist; ibid., and Ormerod, Parentalia.
||Subs. R. bdle. 250, no. 9, Lanc.; for
||By the Bury Improvement Acts, 1872
and 1885. The bounds are described in
the Bury Times Business Directory.
||The county borough includes Bury
and parts of Elton, Tottington Lower
End, Walmersley - with - Shuttleworth,
Birtle-with-Bamford, Heap, Pilsworth,
Pilkington, and Radcliffe. It was made
a single civil parish or township in 1894
by Local Gov. Bd. Order 31671.
Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), i, 59, 60, 145. After
the Montbegons sold Tottington to the
Lacys, Bury was held of the Earl of
Lincoln, as in 1242, when it was part
of the dower of the countess (ibid. 153);
and afterwards of the Earls and Dukes of
Lancaster. Sake fee of 8s. and castleward 10s. were payable for Bury; Extent
of 17 Edw. II; Sheriff's Compotus of
22 Edw. III.
||Farrer, Lancs. Pipe R. 77. A little
later Henry de Bury is named; ibid.
It was probably another Henry de Bury
who about 1240 attested a surrender of
part of Rochdale rectory; Whalley
Coucber (Chet. Soc.), i, 143.
||In 1244–5 Adam de Bury laid claim
to the Montbegon inheritance on the
strength of this descent; the jury did
not allow it, so that Alice may have been
illegitimate; Assize R. 482, m. 17.
Alice, wife of Eward (or Ailward) de
Bury, received from her father, Adam de
Montbegon, land in Tottington; Lancs.
Inq. and Extents, i, 61.
||Ibid. 60. Robert de Bury and
Adam de Bury attested an Eccles
Charter about 1205; Whalley Coucher
(Chet. Soc), i, 57. It is impossible to
say how many Adams there were. Adam
de Bury secured an acknowledgement of
his right to a moiety of Shuttleworth in
1227; Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and
Ches.), i, 49. He was one of the twelve
knights engaged in the perambulation of
the forest in 1228; Lancs. Pipe R. 420.
A little later he confirmed land in Marland to Stanlaw Abbey; Whalley Coucher,
ii, 593. He held the knight's fee in
1242; Inq. and Extents, i, 153. Four years
later he recovered a small strip of land,
probably on the boundary, against Geoffrey
de Radcliffe; Assize R. 404, m. 3.
An Adam, son of Adam de Bury, appears in 1246 at Bradley, near Chipping,
but he may be of another family; Final
Conc. i, 102.
The king in 1250 ordered the sheriff
not to place Adam de Bury on juries so
long as he continued to be coroner;
Close R. 64, m. 1. In 1251 Adam was one
of the knights attesting the grant of
Ordsall to David de Hulton; Gregson,
Fragments (ed. Harland), 347.
The rights of Adam's mill were in 1256
acknowledged by two of the tenants, who
agreed to grind corn growing on the
lands they held of him to the twentieth
measure; but should Adam allow his
mill to fall into decay then they were to
be at liberty to grind elsewhere, without
giving any multure to him; Final Conc. i,
120. Two years before this Adam had
claimed suit of mill against various
tenants; Curia Regis R. 154, m. 16, 17.
An Alexander de Bury made a grant
of Gollinroyd about 1260; Ormerod,
Adam de Bury was plaintiff and defendant in suits of 1277 and 1278; Assize
R. 1235, m. 13; R. 1238, m. 31, 32;
R. 1239, m. 37, 39. He was again plaintiff in 1281; Pat. 9 Edw. I, m. 14 d.
Sir Adam de Bury and Adam his son
attested a Barton charter before or about
that time; De Trafford Deeds, no. 192.
In 1287 Anabel, widow of Adam de
Bury, claimed a third part of the manor
of Bury and advowson of the church,
against Henry de Lacy; De Banco R.
67, m. 56.
Inq. and Extents, i, 313. Already in
1300 he had been charged by Alexander
son of Henry del Hurst with unjust distraint on cattle and corn at the Rhodes in
Bury, but in reply urged that Alexander
was his villein; De Banco R. 131, m. 11.
He occurs as plaintiff in 1306 and 1309;
De Banco R. 161, m. 437 d.; R. 179,
m. 206 d. In 1311 Sir Henry de Bury
held the manor of Bury by the service of
one knight and suit to the court of Tottington from three weeks to three weeks;
De Lacy Inq. (Chet. Soc), 19.
Final Conc. ii, 13; Geoffrey son of
Robert de Bury acted as deforciant. The
advowson of the church was included
with the manor; after the death of Henry
de Bury they were to remain to Margery
daughter of Richard de Radcliffe for life;
after her decease to Henry son of Henry
de Bury and his issue, and in default successively to Alice, Agnes, and Isabel,
daughters of the elder Henry; finally to
Adam son of Matthew de Bury and his
heirs. This fine was frequently cited in
the subsequent disputes as to the manor.
Henry son of Adam de Bury was plaintiff
in 1313; De Banco R. 198, m. 36 d.
||At an inquiry in 1323 it was stated
that Sir Adam Banastre and others made
their confederacy on the Wednesday before
St. Wilfrid's Day, 1315, and a few days
later sent Nicholas de Singleton and
others to capture Adam de Radcliffe and
his brothers. Adam was seized at the
parsonage house at Radcliffe, and his
captors then went to Sir Henry de Bury's
house to find the brothers, who, however,
were not there. Henry de Bury was
thereupon taken, and John de Croston,
Stephen Scallard, and others slew him,
and stole his horse and other goods and
chattels, for which death they were
hanged; Sir William de Bradshagh and
many others of the confederates were outlawed ; Coram Rege R. 254, m. 52.
From these particulars it would seem that
the confederacy was made on 9 Oct. and
the murder was done on or about the
12th. On the following Wednesday (16
Oct.) the king ordered Robert de Lathom
and others to inquire into it (Cal. Pat.
1313–17, p. 419), and another record of
the trial states that John de Walton,
Stephen Shaw, and Adam son of Adam
de Freckleton were the guilty ones, while
a large number of others were with them,
and Adam Banastre, Henry de Lea, and
William de Bradshagh knowingly received
them after the felony was committed;
Coram Rege R. 299, Rex m. 20. This record gives 16 Oct. as the date of the death,
and a number of particulars are given as
to the fate of the guilty persons.
||By the fine above referred to Margery
de Radcliffe (as she was usually called)
had the manor for her life. In 1318 and
1319 certain lands were settled by fine,
the remainders being the same as in the
earlier one; Final Conc. ii, 29, 34. No
mention is made of younger sons of Sir
Henry. In the latter year Margery was
plaintiff in a suit respecting Bury mill;
De Banco R, 299, m, 66 d. In a feodary of
a little later date it is stated that Margery de Radcliffe and Henry her son held
3 plough-lands and 6 oxgangs in Bury for
a knight's fee; Duchy of Lanc. Knights'
Fees, bdle. 1, no. 11. Margery daughter of
Richard de Radcliffe appeared against William de Rawstorn and Adam son of Robert
de Middleton to enforce them to do suit
at her mill; De Banco R. 229, m. 66 d.
In 1322 she charged Robert de Walkden
with having come with other malefactors
and disturbers of the peace—probably in
connexion with the rising of Earl Thomas
—and taken from her manor of Bury
sixty cows, twenty-nine oxen, two horses,
ten heifers, &c.; and Robert was committed to prison; Coram Rege R. 254,
m. 69 d. Margery was living in 1334;
Coram Rege R. 298, Rex m. 1 d.; she was
also living in 1336 as appears by a later
case cited. She presented to the rectory
in 1319, 1323, and 1331; and Henry
son of Sir Henry tie Bury in 1335, as
will be seen by the list of rectors. This
presentation is almost the only recorded
act of the younger Henry. In 1348 Alice,
then widow of Roger de Pilkington, appears to have been in undisputed possession; De Banco R. 354, m. 3 d.
In Oct. 1351 Henry son of Margery de
Radcliffe made his claim to the manor of
Bury, except twenty-one messuages, 300
acres of land, 300 acres of meadow, 300
acres of wood, and 2s. rent. The defendants were Alice and Roger, widow and
son of Roger de Pilkington, and a number
of others holding lands within the manor.
The fine of 1313 was adduced; Henry de
Bury, Margery, and the younger Henry
were all dead ; but Margery had alienated
the manor to Henry, the plaintiff; Henry
had also secured a release from one Adam
de Bury, described as the true heir of
Henry the elder ; Duchy of Lanc. Assize
R. 1, m. 7. Henry son of Margery de
Radcliffe also claimed forty messuages,
600 acres of land, *****&, in Bury, Tottington, and Middleton; ibid. m. 7 d. Similar
statements as to the succession were made
in reply to a claim to messuages and houses
in Bury put forward at the same time by
John de Radcliffe, the defendants being
Alice and Roger de Pilkington and John
son of William de Bury; ibid. m. 2 d.
In this case the jury found that Henry
son of Sir Henry died before Margery;
and that Adam, the true heir, was a
younger son of Sir Henry.
The name of the plaintiff Henry's
father is not given in these suits, but he
is called Henry de Bury, and may have
been, like Adam, a son of Sir Henry born
after the fine of 1313; see Dep. Keeper's
Rep. xxxii, App. 348.
A further claim made by Henry son of
Margery in 1353 was defeated, the jury
again finding that Henry son of Henry de
Bury died before Margery, and that the
plaintiff was not in rerum natura in 1313;
Assize R. 435, m. 21 d. In the following
year Henry son of Margery did not prosecute a claim he made against John de
Radcliffe the elder; Duchy of Lanc. Assize
R. 3, m. 1. John de Radcliffe was more
successful in 1355 against the Pilkingtons, it being found that the lands he
claimed were his free tenement, and that
Alice de Pilkington had wrongly entered
into possession; ibid. R. 4, m. 27 d. About
the same time Henry son of Margery was
also successful in a claim to certain lands,
it being found that these were in Tottington and not in Bury; ibid. m. 28 d. It
is here stated that the quitclaim by Adam,
the son and true heir of Sir Henry de
Bury, was dated in 1336. The dispute
still continued in the following year; ibid.
R. 5, m. 19 d., 20 d. See Lancs. Inq. p.m.
(Chet. Soc), ii, 175.
||a In spite of the claims put forward
Roger de Pilkington appears to have retained possession, contributing to the aid
of 1346–55 as lord of Bury; Feud. Aids,
iii, 87. He probably made a settlement of the manor in 1350, a fine of
£100 being recorded in that year for an
'alienation'; Accts. (Exch. Q.R.), bdle.
108, m. 34. From a suit of July 1354,
it appears that lands in the Rhodes which
William the Baxter of Stockport had
granted to Margery de Radcliffe descended to Roger de Pilkington, who
obtained a quitclaim from Almarica,
William's widow; Duchy of Lanc. Assize
R. 3,m. 3d. In 1368 Sir Roger de Pilkington again made a formal statement of
his title ; De Banco R. 431, m. 351.
An account of the family is given under
Pilkington in Prestwich. In 1421 it was
found that Sir John de Pilkington had
held a moiety of the manor and the advowson of the church in conjunction with
Margery his wife, and also a fourth part
of the manor by grant of his father, while
he had given the other fourth part to his
son Sir John de Pilkington and Margaret
his wife; the whole manor was held of
the king as of his duchy of Lancaster;
Lancs. Inq. p.m. (Chet. Soc. ii, 179). A
number of the Pilkington charters of the
period 1420–50 are copied in Raines MSS.
(Chet. Lib.), xxxviii, fol. 1–17.
In 1431 Sir John Pilkington was in
possession; Feud. Aids, iii, 96. So also
in 1445–6, the relief being stated as 100s.;
Duchy of Lanc. Knights' Fees, bdle. 2, no.
20. In 1443 Sir John Pilkington complained that the bailiff of Salfordshire had
unjustly distrained his cattle at Redvales
(Redyuals). The bailiff asserted that
Bury was held of the king by knight's
service, to wit, by homage, fealty, and
scutage, and by the service of doing suit
at the king's wapentake of Salford every
three weeks, by the rent of 10s. called
castle ward, and by the rent of 8s.; and
the castle ward rent being in arrear for
four years, he had taken four oxen. Sir
John denied that this rent was due from
him; Pal. of Lanc. Plea R. 5, m. 16b. In
1483 it was returned that Sir Thomas
Pilkington paid 8s. yearly for Bury and
10s. for ward of Lancaster Castle; Duchy
of Lanc. Misc. 130.
||Pat. 4 Hen. VII, 23 Feb. In the
inquisition after the death of Thomas, the
second earl, in 1521, it was found that he
had held the manor of Bury and tenements there of the king, as of his duchy of
Lancaster by the service of one knight's
fee and by the rent of 8s.; it was worth
£30 clear per annum. Sir Henry Halsall
was appointed steward of Bury and Pilkington in 1509, with an annuity of £10;
Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. v, no. 68.
At that time (1519–20) there were four
constables of Bury, appearing at the court
of Tottington. The bailiff of the latter
manor complained that he had not been
allowed to distrain within the lordship of
Bury for several amercements, and that
stray sheep seized within Tottington had
been driven off by servants of the Earl of
Derby. The earl had liberty of waif and
stray within Bury, and after the sheep
had been recovered by his servants proclamation was, as usual, made in the
market of Bury, and they were delivered
to their owners; Duchy Plead. (Rec. Soc.
Lancs. and Ches.), i, 84–8. The earl
was said to hold the manor of Bury,
'to be one of the four judgers' at
every court held within the lordship of
Tottington; Duchy of Lanc. Dep. xii,
The manors of Bury and Pilkington
with the advowson of Bury were among
the dower lands of Charlotte, Countess of
Derby, in 1652, and she was allowed to
compound for them. The 'old rents ' of
Bury in 1640 amounted to £163 8s. 9d.,
and the tolls of fairs and markets to £10;
Royalist Comp. Papers (Rec. Soc. Lancs,
and Ches.), ii, 182, 184.
||The manor of Pilkington, the advowson of Bury, &c., were included in a
settlement by William, Earl of Derby, in
1677; Pal. of Lanc. Feet of F. bdle. 199, m.
55. The advowson of Bury and other properties were in the hands of John, Earl of
Anglesey, and Henrietta Maria his wife
in 1708; ibid. bdle. 260, m. 53. The
manors of Bury and Pilkington, with the
advowson of Bury, were included in a
general arrangement in 1715; ibid. bdle.
276, m. 71. The manors of Bury and
Pilkington and the 'perpetual advowson,
presentation, donation, and the free disposition of the church of Bury' were likewise included in a recovery of the estates
of Edward, Earl of Derby, the first of
the Bickerstaffe line, in 1747; Pal. of
Lanc. Plea R. 567, m. 3. There were
similar recoveries in 1776 and 1797;
ibid. R. 623, m. 1a; Assize R. 10, Aug.
Assizes, 37 Geo. III.
||Henry VI about 1440 granted to Sir
John Pilkington a weekly market on
Friday and two fairs of three days each at
the feasts of St. George and the Nativity
of Our Lady; Raines MSS. (Chet. Lib.),
xxxviii, fol. 1.
Edward IV seems to have confirmed
or varied this grant to Thomas Pilkington;
Lancs, and Ches. Rec. (Rec. Soc. Lancs,
and Ches.), ii, 299. In the 17th and 18th
centuries Thursday was the market day.
Thomas Chetham of Nuthurst complained that having been appointed
(Pin 1521) bailiffof the manors of Bury and
Pilkington for eighteen years during the
minority of the heir, he had exercised his
office till 22 April, 'on which day yearly
time out of mind hath been a fair within
the said manor of Bury'; but John
Greenhalgh and about six score 'misruled
and riotous persons,' provided with bills,
gleaves, batts, staves, swords, and bucklers,
assaulted at the toll booth, commanded
him 'not to be so hardy nor further to
intermeddle in the said office of bailiwick,' and made a solemn cry in the fair
that all should obey only the orders of
John Greenhalgh, as deputy bailiff of Sir
Richard Tempest; Clowes D.
In 1826 the Thursday market had long
been obsolete, but custom had established
one on Saturday. Fairs were held on
5 March, 3 May, and 18 September;
Baines, Lancs. Dir. i, 581.
Dep. Keeper's Rep. xxxvii, App. 179;
licence to Thomas Pilkington to build,
fortify, and castellate a mansion within his
manor of Bury. It appears to have fallen
into decay very quickly, as Leland about
1535 speaks of it as a ruin; Itin. vii, 49.
It 'stood in Castle croft, close to the
town, on the banks of the old course of
the Irwell'; Baines, Dir. i, 576. The
'old course' is represented by the boundary of the township of Elton. There is
a plan in Aikin's Country Round Manchester, 269; and a description of remains
found in 1864 in Trans. Hist. Soc. xx,
17–20; and see Lancs, and Ches. Antiq.
Soc. xxii, 152. Some of the stones, showing the masons' marks, have been built
into the walls of the volunteer drill hall.
||Baines, Dir. i, 580.
||Alan son of William de Bury is
named in 1357; Duchy of Lanc. Assize
R. 6, m. 1 d.
James Bury, who died about 1515, had
various messuages and lands in Bury,
Middleton, and Tottington, held of the
king as of his duchy of Lancaster by the
sixth part of a knight's fee; Ralph, the
son and heir, aged forty in 1521, had been
an idiot from his birth, and his uncle
Rawlin, brother of James, was the next
heir; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m. v, no. 34.
Ralph died in 1539, and was succeeded by
his cousin Gilbert, son of Rawlin; ibid,
viii, no. 24.
There is nothing to show in what part
of the manor (or parish) of Bury their
lands were situated.
||Henry de Bury in 1309 claimed 4
acres of land and half an acre of meadow
against Robert del Bridge; De Banco R.
179, m. 206 d.; and three years afterwards the defendant called upon John son
and heir of John de Heaton to warrant
him; ibid. R. 195, m. 219 d. It was
found that John, the heir, was a minor,
and the case was adjourned till he should
be of age; ibid. R. 198, m. 36 d.
Geoffrey del Bridge in 1313–14 claimed
common of pasture in Bury against Henry
de Bury, Hugh son of Thomas de Longworth, and others; but it was shown
that Geoffrey had no land except an approvement from the waste, to which
common of pasture did not pertain; Assize
R. 424, m. 1.
||Geoffrey son of John del Holt in
1345 purchased a messuage and lands
from Henry de Broxop (Broksoppe) and
Margery his wife; Final Conc, ii, 121.
Robert del Holt of 'Chesum' is named
in 1428–9; ibid, iii, 125.
In the inquisition (1555) after the
death of Robert Holt of Stubley, his lands
in Bury are stated to have been held of
the Crown by knight's service; Duchy of
Lanc. Inq. p.m. x, no. 48. Robert Holt,
his nephew and heir, who died two years
later, settled a part of his land in Chesham and Bury on his wife Cecily for her
life; ibid, x, no. 7. The succeeding
Robert Holt, who died 1561, held his
lands in Bury of the Earl of Derby in
socage by a rent of 4s. 4d. for all services;
ibid, xi, no. 15. John Holt of Stubley,
who died in 1622, held the 'manors' of
Naden and Chesham; Lancs. Inq. p.m.
(Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), iii, 336.
Chesham for over a century descended
with Naden (and Stubley); Pal. of Lanc.
Feet of F. bdle. 63, no. 177; 198, m. 92.
In 1708 the manor of Chesham, with
lands, houses, water-mill, horse-mill,
dovecote, &c., in Chesham, Bury, Tottington, Elton, Middleton, &c., were the
subject of a settlement by James Holt,
Dorothy [Grantham] his wife, Vincent
Grantham, and Edward Jodrell the elder;
ibid. bdle. 261, m. 84.
||Captain John Allen was summoned
by the heralds in 1664; Dugdale, Visit.
p. v. There is a pedigree in Raines' MSS.
(Chet. Lib.), xxxi, fol. 84, 85, from which
it appears that John Allen had a son
Richard, whose daughter Elizabeth married
William Dawson of Manchester, and was
the mother of James Dawson, executed
for participation in the rebellion of 1745.
Captain Allen's daughter Dorothy was
mother of John Byrom of Kersal.
||Isabel wife of John de Wakefield in
1313–14 claimed Haslum against Henry
de Bury and Richard Spacald; Assize R.
424, m. 1.
Robert Nevill, son and heir of Sir
Thomas,by William Bradford his guardian,
complained in 1429 that Sir John Pilkington had disseised him of three messuages, 200 acres of land, &c., in Bury
and Haslum, held of Sir John in socage,
by the service of 1d. a year, and grinding
his corn without multure at the mill of
Bury. Sir John replied that the tenure
was knight's service, and that Robert,
being a minor, was his ward. The jury,
however, found for the plaintiff; Pal. of
Lane. Plea R. 2, m. 21.
Adam de Haslum occurs in 1256;
Final Conc. i, 120. The surname continued to be common in the district.
Haslam Brow lies to the south of Bury;
Haalem Hey is in Elton.
Final Conc, iii, 102; Duchy of Lanc.
Inq. p.m. xviii, no. 9. The land was
called Quistondene, and was perhaps in
Walmersley; there are deeds about it
(1276 and 1427) in Court of Wards,
Deeds and Evidences, box 153, no. 1, 7.
Duchy Plead. (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and
Ches.), ii, 239.
||Lawrence Grime of Shropshire alleged that children of intestate parents in
Lancashire ought to have the clear estate
divided equally among them, except an
heir had been declared or some promotion or advancement had been made to
some of the children during the parents'
lives. The custom was denied by Oliver
Grimes; Duchy of Lanc. Plead, civ, G,
8; cvii, G, 4.
Ducatus Lanc. (Rec. Com.), iii, 325;
Lancs, and Cbes. Rec. ii, 267. These disputes appear to have been renewed in the
latter part of the 17th century; Raines
MSS. xxxi, fol. 342–4.
The will of James Greenhalgh (1524),
lessee of Bury Mill, is printed in Piccope,
Wills (Chet. Soc), ii, 203.
||Baines, Lancs, (ed. 1836), ii, 673.
||9 & 10 Vict. cap. 293. The Local
Government Act of 1858 was adopted
between 1864 and 1870; Lond. Gaz.
16 Aug. 1864; 20 Nov. 1866; 8 July
1870. Other Improvement Acts were
passed in 1872 (increasing the number of
commissioners to thirty, and giving further
powers) and 1882; 35 & 36 Vict. cap.
146; 45 & 46 Vict. cap. 170.
||Dated 9 Sept. 1876.
||See a former note.
||The members have almost invariably
been Liberals; Pink and Beaven, Parl.
Repre. of Lancs. 327–30. In the early part
of last century there was a great variety
of political parties—Painites, Jacobins,
Rumpers, Republicans, Carlilites, and
Chartists; Barton, Bury, 7. The story
of the earlier elections is told in the same
||Gas was made as early as 1818;
Barton, Bury, 101. The gasworks, first
erected by a private company formed in
1828, were purchased by the Improvement Commissioners in 1857. The
streets had been lighted with gas from
||The Bury and Radcliffe Waterworks
Company, formed in 1838, supplied water,
but its works were acquired by the Improvement Commissioners, and passed to
the corporation. The Bury and District
Joint Water Board, formed in 1900, now
owns the works, which have numerous
||Baines, Lancs, (ed. 1868), i, 522. A
Market Act was passed in 1834.
||It contains the Wrigley collection of
||Opened in 1894.
||The Commissioners became the
burial board in 1864 (Lond. Gaz. 14 June).
||The first dispensary is said to have
been due to Rector John Stanley; the
present institution was founded in 1829.
The hospital was built in 1882, and enlarged in 1893.
||Baines, Lancs, (ed. 1868), i, 522;
Barton, Bury, 127.
Lond. Gaz. 10 Mar. 1847.
||Ibid. 25 Jan. 1860. The original
provisions as to the pews are given in
Barton, Bury, 150, 152.
||For endowment see Lond. Gaz.
28 July 1863. The site was given by
Lord Derby; Barton, Bury, 153, 154.
Lond. Gaz. 6 Feb. 1866; endowments, ibid, 11 May 1866, and 30 July
1869. The schools were erected about
1849, and service was held in them from
1861; Barton, Bury, 154.
||For district see Lond. Gaz. 21 May
1867; Barton, Bury, 155.
||For district see Lond. Gaz. 11 Feb.
1873; Barton, Bury, 156.
||The Sunday school began in a room
in Hudcar Mill in 1826; in 1850 a school
building was erected and service was held
in it; Barton, Bury, 156, 157.
||The Wesleyan Methodist chapel in
Union Street was built in 1815–17; it has
a burial-ground. The New Connexion
had a chapel in Bury Lane in 1813; the
Primitive Methodists opened a preachingroom in 1824; Baines, Lanes. Dir. i, 577.
The present Primitive Methodist chapel
was opened in 1866. For particulars as
to the United Methodist Free Church see
Barton, Bury, 159.
||That in Tenterden Street dates from
1845; that at Chesham from 1881.
||Full details are given in Nightingale,
Lancs. Nonconf. iii, 185–210.
Lancs. Noncon. iii, 182, 183; he
became a Trinitarian.
||The expenses of the building are
given in Raines MSS. (Chet. Lib.), xxxi,
||Nightingale, op. cit. iii, 178–84.
||J. Butterworth, Bury (reprint, 1902),
||There was, however, a chapel about
1829; ibid. 'In 1821 there were not
more than five Catholic families in the
town, when mass was said once a month
in the upper room of a wool warehouse.
In 1834 the first resident priest was appointed'; Kelly, Engl. Cath. Mission, 111.