Bradshaw, a chapelry in the parish of Great Bolton, hundred of Salford, 3 miles N.N.E. from Bolton. Inhabitants 713. Bradshaw Hall is an ancient mansion of the date of James I.: it was the seat of the too celebrated serjeant Bradshaw1, who presided at the trial of Charles I. There is a manor-house bearing the same name in Lever Darcy, and another in Aspull near Wigan.
1. The celebrated serjeant Bradshaw was not the Bradshaw who presided at the trial of Charles I, it was Judge John Bradshawe of Marple, Stockport, Cheshire.- Vera Bromage, Manchester.
(3) The New Lancashire Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary 1830