Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1844–1898)
Biography: Rev. Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley was born in 1844 in Burnley, Lancashire, the sixth son of Rev. James Bardsley. He attended the Manchester Grammar School and Worcester College, Oxford, where he earned a B.A. and M.A. He held a number of clerical posts, including curate at St. Luke's, Cheetham, curate at St. Paul's, Kersal, and vicar of Ulverston, Lancashire. Bardsley held the latter post for fifteen years and resigned in 1893 due to failing eyesight. In 1873 he married Annie Pearson of Manchester. Bardsley wrote many genealogical and antiquarian works such as Our English Surnames (1873) and Memorials of St. Ann's Church, Manchester (1877). In addition, he wrote the novel John Lexley's Troubles (1877) and two others. He retired to Oxford where he died in 1898.
References: British Census (1881); Papers of the Manchester Literary Club (1895)