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Bagot family papers relating to Coal Mining in Worsley
Bagot family papers relating to Coal Mining in Worsley
late 18 cent.-early 20 cent.
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Title deeds for land in Worsley, Kearsley and Bolton 1779-1917, papers of legal disputes 1893-1907, financial correspondence 1758-1909Related Material:See also papers at Manchester Archives and Local Studies (Ref GB127.L5)Place:/Swinton/Worsley/Eccles/Lancashire/England
Bagot family papers relating to Coal Mining in Worsley
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late 18 cent.-early 20 cent.
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The Bagot family were active in the mining of coal in Worsley, Lancashire during the mid 19th century. However, the family appears to have originated in the Midlands as they are some papers that refer to Rugeley, Staffordshire and Pipe Hayes in Warwickshire. Early members of the family were vicars of the established church. The Bagots appear to have become involved in mining in 1862 when the Reverand Ralph Bagot of Pipe Hayes agreed to exchange mines with the Hon. Algernon Egerton of Worsley and mine coal at Mense Lea, Worsley. The family eventually set up a trust through which profits were channelled. They do not appear to have lived in the area, indeed towards the end of the 19th century they were still living in the West Midlands Much of this material relates to all aspects of coal mining industry during this period. Towards the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th the family was involved in several court cases concerning disputes between the family and various parties such as the Earl of Ellesmere and Walter Bourke, engineer of Worsley Old Hall.
Purchased 7th February 1978 (266)
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