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Houghton, Middleton and Arbury

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"HOUGHTON, a hamlet and a township in Winwick parish, Lancashire. The hamlet lies 2½ miles NNE of Warrington. The township includes also Middleton and Arbury, and comprises 839 acres. Real property, £1,745. Pop., 253. Houses, 45."

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


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Houghton Middleton and Arbury area is Warrington.


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "ARBURY, a township in the parish of Winwick, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 3 miles to the N. of Warrington. It is a joint township with Houghton and Middleton. The Liverpool and Manchester railway passes near it."

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  • "HOUGHTON, a township in the parish of Winwick, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 2 miles N. of Warrington. It includes the hamlet of Middleton.

    MIDDLETON, a hamlet in the parish of Winwick, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.E. of Warrington. It is joined to Houghton-on-Arbury to form a township."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Houghton Middleton and Arbury was a township in the parish of Winwick.

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Probate Records

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


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