Can anyone help me with a little local knowledge please?
My ancestor John Lees baptised his children at St Margaret's,
Hollingwood. His place of birth was listed on their certificates
as Cross. He was an innkeeper, and an 1825 directory lists
him as proprietor of the Collier's Arms, Cross.
I'd like to look for him in the 1841 census - but I can't find Cross
anywhere! Is it a place, or a district of Oldham, or something else :)
Thanks for any help