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Marbury cum Quoisley

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"MARBURY, a parish in the hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, containing, with the townships of Marbury with Quoisley, and Norbury, 833 inhabitants, of which number, 395 are in the township of Marbury with Quoisley, 3½ miles (N. N. E.) from Whitchurch. The living is a perpetual curacy, with the rectory of Whitchurch, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester. The church, an ancient structure, has an elegant chancel, rebuilt by the late Earl of Bridgewater. A branch of the Chester canal passes through the parish, A school-house was erected in 1688, by subscription among the inhabitants. Courts are held annually for the manors of Marbury and Norbury, at which constables are appointed." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

QUOISLEY, a township, joint with Marbury, in the parish of MARBURY, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 3¼ miles (N. by E.) from Whitchurch. The population is returned with Marbury."[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Marbury cum Quoisley, a township in Marbury ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 5645), became a civil parish in 1866.

  • It includes the hamlets of Hollins Lane, Hollyhurst (part), Marley Green and Willeymoor (part).
  • The population was 372 in 1801, 355 in 1851, 317 in 1901, 291 in 1951, and 244 in 2001.


  • Marbury: St. Michael (Church of England). An ancient chapelry in the parish of Whitchurch (Shropshire), which became the district church in 1870.


Civil Registration

  • Nantwich (1837-53)
  • Whitchurch (1853-1937)
  • Crewe (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
  • South Cheshire (1988-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Court Records

  • Nantwich (1828-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Places associated with Marbury ancient parish with separate pages



Politics and Government

  • Whitchurch Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Malpas Rural District (1894-1936), Nantwich Rural District (1894-74)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Nantwich (1837-53)
  • Whitchurch (1853-1930)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Crewe (1949-54)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)