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Tarleton

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TARLETON, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Ormskirk district, Lancashire. The village stands on the river Douglas, 2½ miles WNW of Croston r. station, and 8 NNE of Ormskirk; and has a post-office under Preston. The parish is cut into three divisions, and comprises 5,405 acres. Real property, £8,081. Pop., 1,987. Houses, 365. The manor belongs to Sir T. G. Hesketh, Bart., and Lord Lilford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £960.* Patron, the Rev. M. Fletcher. The church is a plain brick building. A national school at Mere-Brow is used as a chapel of ease. There are three Methodist chapels, an endowed school with £29 a year, a school of industry, and charities £8. The sub-district contains 20 parishes. Acres, 12,139. Pop., 3,656. Houses, 667.

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

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Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"TARLETON, a parish in the hundred of Leyland, county Lancaster, 8 miles N.E. of Ormskirk, and 9½ S.W. of Preston. Chorley is its post town. The village is situated on the river Douglas, near Tarleton Moss. This parish, formerly a chapelry in the parish of Croston, is separated into three divisions, viz:, Tarleton, Holmes, and Sollom. The soil is loamy and moss, with a subsoil of clay. The living is a rectoryin the diocese of Manchester, value £800. The church, dedicated to St. John or St. Mary, was rebuilt in 1719. The parochial charities produce about £37 per annum, of which £29 go to a school. There are a school of industry and an infant school. The parish is skirted by the Leeds and Liverpool canal. Sir T. G. Hesketh, Bart., of Rufford Hall, and G. A. L. Keck, Esq., of Bank Hall, are lords of the manor. Fairs are held on the 23rd and 24th April."

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Tarleton 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.