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"BOSTOCK, a township in the parish of DAVENHAM, hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¾ miles (N. W. by W.) from Middlewich, containing 174 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Bostock was a township in Davenham ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 6768), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 173 in 1801, 154 in 1851, 197 in 1901, 146 in 1951, and 229 in 2001.
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Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-99)
  • Middlewich & Sandbach (1899-1907)
  • Middlewich (1907-67)
  • South East Cheshire (1967-74)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2012)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)
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Historical Geography

  • 1883 March 25 — Gained a detached part of Moulton (9 acres, pop. 0 in 1891)
  • 1936 April 1 — Gained part of Wharton (16 acres, pop. 20 in 1931), and lost parts to Moulton (10 acres, pop. 3 in 1931) and Winsford (54 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)
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Politics & Government

  • Northwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Northwich Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Northwich
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Northwich (1885-1974)