chapelry

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chapelry

n, pl -ries
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the district legally assigned to and served by an Anglican chapel

Chapelry

 a congregation of nonconformist chapel-goers, 1707.
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Baldwin also includes an extensive bibliography and four useful maps illustrating the ancient parishes, townships, and chapelries of Cheshire, all so helpful when trying to grasp the extent of Cheshire at a time when geographical boundaries of townships did not always correspond with the parishes, and administrative boundaries often overlapped with other counties.
39) The contests over appointments to the chapelries at Hunslet 1747-49, Holbeck 1754, Bramley 1758, and Armley 1761, were genuinely popular affairs.
Understanding the reception of the Reformation in English counties, towns, parishes, and chapelries has been a staple preoccupation of sixteenth-century historians for at least two generations.