Unsworth Dragon

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  1. Ian Topham says:

    Re: Unsworth Dragon
    It would be good to try and identify whether Thomas Unsworth was a genuine historical figure and where the mansion mentioned in the above account is or was. However, Unsworth was part of Pilkington, which ceased to be a township since 1894. According to ‘A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 5’ (1911)’The manor of PILKINGTON was held of the lords of Manchester by the fourth part of a knight’s fee, by a family which took the local name, and its dependence on Manchester continued, at least in name, till the 18th century……Though Unsworth gave a surname to a family which occurs in various other places, it does not seem to have had any prominent residents of that name.