Livesey

LIVESEY, a township, in the parish, union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 1ΒΌ mile (S. W.) from Blackburn; containing 1996 inhabitants. This place gave name to a family who resided here, and were owners of the greater part of the township. James Levesey, in the reign of Edward VI. held the estate as a manor, as did his descendant, James Levesey, in the 9th of James I.: the family has become extinct within memory. The township is separated from Blackburn by the river Darwen, over which, at Ewood, is an aqueduct of one arch for the Leeds and Liverpool canal. Here are considerable works connected with the cotton manufacture. The Wesleyans have a place of worship, erected in the year 1828.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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