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"RABY, a township in the parish of NESTON, higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 2 miles (N.E.) from Great Neston, containing 145 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Raby was a township in Neston ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3179), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Merseyside.
  • It includes the hamlet of Plymyard.
  • The population was 131 in 1801, 195 in 1851, 350 in 1901, and 308 in 1951.
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Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1974)
  • Birkenhead (1974+)
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Court Records

  • Wirral (1828+)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Bebington Urban District (1933-37)
  • Bebington Municipal Borough (1937-74)
  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough [Merseyside] (1974+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Wirral
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1948)
  • Bebington (1949-74)