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NEWSHAM, a hamlet in Goosnargh chapelry, Kirkham parish, Lancashire; 6½ miles N of Preston. Pop., 54. There is a Roman Catholic chapel.

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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Churches

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Newsham area is Preston.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"NEWSHAM, a hamlet in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 5 miles N.W. of Preston."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Newsham was a township in the parish of St Michaels on Wyre.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Newsham 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

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