Note: We now know that indeed there was a Hamlet called Chaddock. Reference www.boothstown.com. This page preserved to show the reliability of some official sources.
Regarding this mythical place called Chaddock somewhere in the county of Lancashire UK: I emailed the Ordance (sic) Survey people, who here in the UK are the government agency responsible for cartography etc. This is their reply: Dear Mr Chaddock Thank you for your recent e-mail enquiry. I have looked in the current gazetteer of Great Britain which has all of the names on the 1:50,000 scale of mapping, a 1932 and also a 1956 edition gazetteer. Chaddock unfortunately does not appear in these. I suggest you contact the local County Record Office for the area or alternatively contact the following who may be able to help you with your enquiry: British Library Great Russell Street LONDON WC2B 3DG Tel no 0171 323 7700 If I can be of any further assistance please contact me again. Tracey Parker Customer Information I'll contact the County Record Office in Lancaster to see if they can shed any light.
Submitted by Rob Chaddock - 3/8/97
I spoke on the phone today to a nice lady who works in the Lancashire County Records office about the place called Chaddock. After searching their records they were able to tell me that there were no records relating to Chaddock, but "1½ miles West of Rochdale on the Bury road" there was indeed a "hamlet" by the name of Chadwick in the district of Spotland in the town of Rochdale, Lancashire. She also confirmed that there was a Chadwick Hall with members of the family Chadwick living there untill the 1700's. Modern records show that this hall is no longer there, however I will actively pursue this by driving to the area to see if I can find any references myself. It's getting interesting now!! The lady also mentioned that they have records of "Poll Tax" returns for four members of the Chadwick family from the 1300's in the place called Salford, which is also not far from here. Salford and Rochdale are now part of the urban sprawl that is modern Manchester.
Submitted by Rob Chaddock - 3/11/97