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ELSTON, a township in Preston parish, Lancashire; on the river Ribble, 5 miles ENE of Preston. Acres, 934. Real property, 998. Pop., 53. Houses, 10.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)



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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Elston area is Preston and South Ribble

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Elston was a township in the parish of Preston.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Elston was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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