The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"CROXTETH PARK, an extra-parochial place in the hundred of West Derby, in the county of Lancaster, 3 miles N.W. of Prescot, and 6 from Liverpool. There is a small hamlet. Croxteth House is the seat of the Earl of Sefton, a descendant of William de Mollines, a Norman noble, who came to England with the Conqueror, and whose name is the eighteenth on the roll of Battle Abbey. Here are preserved two standards taken by Sir William Molyneux, an ancestor of the present earl, at the battle of Flodden."