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Chester Cathedral Church Precinct, Cheshire, Chester Christ Church, Cheshire, Chester Holy Trinity, Cheshire, Chester Little St John, Cheshire, Chester St Bridget, Cheshire
Chester St John the Baptist, Cheshire, Chester St Mary on-the-Hill, Cheshire, Chester St Olave, Cheshire, Chester St Oswald, Cheshire, Chester St Paul, Cheshire, Chester St Peter,Cheshire
Backford, Cheshire includes Caughall,Chorlton by Backford, Lea by Backford, Mollington Tarrant
Christleton, Cheshire includes Littleton,
Dodleston, Cheshire includes Lower Kinnerton
Shotwick, Cheshire includes Capenhurst, Great and Little Saughall Woodbank
Shotwick Park, Cheshire extra parochial
Thornton le Moors, Cheshire includes Durham on the Hill, Elton, Hapsford, Wimbolds Trafford
These villages and hamlets are amongst the eccelsiatical parishes above which as civil parishes were in the union:
Bache, Great Boughton, Churton, Croughton, Newton by Chester,Wervin see Chester St Oswald, Cheshire
Blacon cum Crabwall part of Chester Holy Trinity, Cheshire,
Marston cum Lache, Mollington, Mollington Banastre,Moston, Upton by Chester see Chester St Mary on-the-Hill, Cheshire
Picton, Poulton, Bridge Trafford, Mickle Trafford, see Plemstall, Cheshire
• Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service, Cheshire Record Office, Duke Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 1RL. Holdings include: Inmates lists (1875-1954); Births (1914-43); Burials and graves in Union cemetery (1882-1900)
• Burne, R.V.H. (1965) The Treatment of the Poor in the Eighteenth Century in Chester (Journal of the Chester and North Wales Architectural and Historic Society, lii, 44-48.)
• Handley, M (2007) Poor Law Administration in the Chester Local Act Incorporation, 1834-71 (in Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, vol.156).
• Hemingway, J. (1831) History of the City of Chester
• Lewis, C Building Cheshire's First Workhouse (in Chesire History, vol 38, 1998-9
• Utting, EJ (1969) The Working of the Poor Law in Chester in Tudor Times (A thesis for the degree of B. Phil. in Local History, presented to Liverpool University)
For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Chester/Chester.shtml for maps and images for the Union sites.
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