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"WHITBY, a township partly in the parish of EASTHAM, and partly in that of STOKE, higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 6¼ miles (N.) from Chester, containing 250 inhabitants. The Ellesmere, or Wirrall, canal passes through the parish." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Whitby was a township in the ancient parishes of Eastham and Stoak, Wirral hundred (SJ 3974), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1911 to become part of Ellesmere Port.
  • It included the hamlets of Ellesmere Port and Whitbyheath.
  • The population was 89 in 1801, 72 in 1851, and 91 in 1901.

For the period after 1911, see Ellesmere Port.


Civil Registration

  • Wirral (1837-1911)

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Historical Geography

  • 1911 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Ellesmere Port (pop. 10145 in 1911)

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Politics and Government

  • Wirral Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Wirral Rural District (1894-1910)
  • Ellesmere Port & Whitby Urban District (1910-11)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Wirral (1836-1911)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1911)