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Woolston and Martincroft

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WOOLSTON-WITH-MARTINSCROFT, a township in Warrington parish, Lancashire; 2½ miles E by N of Warrington. Acres, 1,444. Real property, £2,950. Pop., 496. Houses, 97. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Roman Catholics.

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

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Archives & Libraries

Local studies information is held at Warrington library.

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Woolston and Martincroft area is Warrington.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"WOOLSTON, a township in the parish of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 2½ miles N.E. of Warrington railway station, and 8 S.W. of Leigh. It is a joint township with Martinscroft. The village is situated on the bank of the Mersey, and on the road from Warrington to Manchester. The Roman Catholics and Wesleyans have chapels."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

MARTINSCROFT, a township in the parish of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 2 miles N.E. of Warrington. It is a joint township with Woolston."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Woolston and Martincroft was a township in the parish of Warrington.

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Maps

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Woolston and Martincroft 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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Societies

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