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"INCE, a parish in the second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 6 miles (W. by S.) from Frodsham, containing 460 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £600 private benefaction, £400 royal bounty, and £600 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of Edmund Yates, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. James, has some traces in the Norman style of architecture, but the greater part of the building is of later date. Near it is the ancient manor-house of the abbots of St. Werburgh, and a barn, called the monastery barn, the only vestige remaining of a religious house which is thought to have formerly existed here. Edmund Yates, Esq. erected and supports a free school for poor children. The parish is bounded on the north by the river Mersey, where a pier has been constructed, at the distance of half a mile from the village." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Ince,  a township in the ancient parishes of Ince and Stoak, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5362), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1950 to become part of Ellesmere Port.
  • In 1987 a new civil parish, with smaller boundaries, was created from Ellesmere Port.
  • The population was 443 in 1801, 422 in 1851, 290 in 1901, and 2009 in 2001.

For the period between 1950 and 1987, see Ellesmere Port.


  • Ince: St. James the Great (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (1654 acres) of the township of Ince.
  • Stoak: St. Lawrence (Church of England). The ancient parish church for a small part (85 acres) of the township of Ince.

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Civil Registration

  • Great Boughton (1837-69)
  • Chester (1870-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-50)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1987-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1950)
  • Ellesmere Port (1987-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Gained part of Thornton le Moors (277 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)
  • 1950 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Ellesmere Port (2042 acres, pop. 277 in 1931)
  • 1987 April 1 — Re-created from part of the unparished area of Ellesmere Port (145 hectares, pop. 224 in 1987)

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Politics and Government

  • Chester Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Chester Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Ellesmere Port Urban District (1933-50)
  • Ellesmere Port & Neston (1987-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1915)
  • Chester (1918-48)
  • Wirral (1949-50)