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Researching your Oldham Family History A Short History of Oldham The modern town of Oldham consists of seven original towns, these being Chadderton, Failsworth, Oldham, Lees, Royton, Saddleworth and Shaw. These towns were brought together in to the horror of some people. Oldham is one of three churches in Lancashire having 12 bells; the others being Ashton-under-Lyne and St. Nicholas', Liverpool. The people seem to have subscribed £24 for the bells; they gave the money to the rector, who undertook to buy the bells and place them ready for ringing. Hugh Oldham claimed to be descended from this family, and wore a badge of an owl on hls sleeve. This is it - his rebus. In the Lancashire dialect Oldham is still pronounced "au'- dm". History of the Odom, Odam, Odem, Odum, Odham, Oldham, "Adam" families in England "The Children of Woden (Odin)" by Robert Earl Woodham, Odom Family Historian. Oldham is one of England's great modern centres of manufacture. In it contained only about 60 dwellings, mostly thatched huts. Its rapid progress is due chiefly to its proximity to the Lancashire coal fields. These coal fields give employment to a considerable section of the population.
Recordings of the surname from Lancashire Church Registers include the marriage of Richard Seddon and Alice Scholefeild on 13 January , at Middleton near Oldham. Richard Seddon (), Prime Minister of New Zealand, was born in St Helen's, Lancashire, and served an engineering apprenticeship before going to the Australian gold fields. This collection contains records from the city of Oldham for the years The records come from multiple cemeteries, including Hollinwood, Failsworth, Royton, Crompton, Chadderton, Lees, and Greenacres. Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who. History. Shortly before the First World War the company reached its peak, with its workforce numbering more t people, and Hartford Works at Werneth covering more than 85 acres (, m 2) of land was the largest employer in Oldham and the largest maker of cotton-processing machinery in Lancashire and the world. LEESFIELD, a parochial chapelry in Prestwich and Ashton-under-Lyne parishes, Lancashire; containing the post office village of Lees, and including a portion of Oldham was constituted in Pop. in ,5, Houses, 1, Pop. of the Prestwich portion, 1, .
Chadderton, a township in Prestwich parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the river Irk and the Rochdale Canal, within the parliamentary borough of Oldham. Middleton Junction station on the L. & Y.R. is in the township.. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Oldham. Search our collections - Gallery Oldham website; GM Lives. a searchable website which allows users to find information about documents, books, maps, photographs and more held by archives and local history libraries within Greater Manchester. GM Lives website (opens in a . Search The Phone Book from BT to find contact details of businesses across the UK. The Phone Book ; The Phone Book Find a Business; Find a Person miles from the centre of oldham lancashire miles from the centre of oldham lancashire. Website () Mellor Solicitors Ltd. 8 Church Lane, Oldham, OL1 3AP. OLDHAM, a town, a township, several chapelries, two sub-districts, and a district, in Lancashire. The town stands on an elevation between the rivers Irk and Medlock, near the source of the former and near the W bank of the upper part of the latter, on branches of the Northwestern and the Lancashire and Yorkshire railways, at the junction-terminus of the Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne and Guide.