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Elton (near Chester)

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"ELTON, a township in the parish of THORNTON, second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 5¼ miles (W. S. W.) from Frodsham, containing 179 inhabitants. The Grand Trunk canal passes through this parish." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Elton was a township in Thornton ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 4675), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 167 in 1801, 216 in 1851, 190 in 1901, 410 in 1951, and 3528 in 2001.
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Civil Registration

  • Great Boughton (1837-69)
  • Chester (1870-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-74)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)
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Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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Politics & Government

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

  • Great Boughton (1837-71)
  • Chester (1871-1930)
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1915)
  • Chester (1918-74)