Croft with Southworth, Lancashire Genealogy

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== Parish History  ==
 
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CROFT, with Southworth (Christ Church), is a parish in the union of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 5 miles (N. N. E.) from Warrington; containing 1155 inhabitants. The Croft family held lands in Croft in the reign of Edward III.; Southworth gave name to the knightly family of Southworth, and both manors were possessed by Sir John Southworth in the 39th of Elizabeth. They subsequently passed to other families, and also belonged to the Roman Catholic establishment at Stonyhurst. This is a new parish formed out of the parish of Winwick by act of parliament, in 1845. It comprises 1851 acres, whereof 1288 are meadow and pasture, and the remainder nearly all arable... The population consists partly of handloom weavers. The church, which is in the later English style, with a tower and spire, was [rebuilt] in 1833... There are places of worship for Unitarians and Methodists; and a Roman Catholic chapel. A school is endowed with £6. 10. per annum, and a house and garden.
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"CROFT, with Southworth (Christ Church), is '''a parish '''in the union of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 5 miles north by northeast of&nbsp;Warrington.&nbsp;There were places of worship for Unitarians and Methodists as well as&nbsp;a Roman Catholic chapel.<ref>''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 725-729. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50905 Adapted. Date accessed: 29 June 2010.</ref>
 
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From: ''[[A Topographical Dictionary of England]]'' by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 725-729. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50905 Date accessed: 29 June 2010.
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Parish History

"CROFT, with Southworth (Christ Church), is a parish in the union of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 5 miles north by northeast of Warrington. There were places of worship for Unitarians and Methodists as well as a Roman Catholic chapel.[1]

Resources

Civil Registration

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Church records

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Census records

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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Reference

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 725-729. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50905 Adapted. Date accessed: 29 June 2010.