Fishwick

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FISHWICK, a township in Preston parish, Lancashire; on the river Ribble, 1½ mile E of Preston. Acres, 672. Real property, 7,431; of which 50 are in fisheries. Pop. in 1851, 1,005; in 1861, 1,884. Houses, 318. Many of the inhabitants are factory operatives. Fishwick Hall is the seat of the Shaws.

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

Archives and libraries

Local studies information is held at Preston library.

Cemeteries

Census

Details about the census records, and indexes for Fishwick.

Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.

Maps

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Fishwick 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.

Societies

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.