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FISHWICK, a township in Preston parish, Lancashire; on the river Ribble, 1½ mile E of Preston. Acres, 672. Real property, £7,431; of which £50 are in fisheries. Pop. in 1851, 1,005; in 1861, 1,884. Houses, 318. Many of the inhabitants are factory operatives. Fishwick Hall is the seat of the Shaws.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Preston library.

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Cemeteries

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Fishwick area is Preston and South Ribble

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"FISHWICK, a township in the parish of Preston, hundred of Amounderness, county palatine Lancaster, 1 mile E. of Preston, of which it is a well-populated suburb. It is situated close to the river Ribble. Fishwick Hall, a very old mansion, is the seat of W. Shawe, Esq., who is lord of the manor."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Fishwick was a township in the parish of Preston.

Information about boundaries and administrative areas is available from A Vision of Britain through time.

You can see the administrative areas in which Fishwick has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SD556290 (Lat/Lon: 53.755793, -2.6753), Fishwick which are provided by:

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Fishwick was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

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Societies

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.