A simple name search (updated regularly)
Note: - Alternatively: ->
To search for a name or word on any page, here’s what you could do.
Click on the ‘Edit’ button on your tool bar; scroll down to ‘Find’, and click on that. (Or if you wish you can use keyboard ‘Ctrl +F’.) Type in the name you are looking for; click on ‘Find Next’ or, press ‘enter’. The first appearance of that name will be highlighted. To continue looking for further instances, repeat click ‘Find next’ or, press ‘enter’.
· Addresses and brief descriptions of each establishment,
· Links to old photographs of the same where available.
· The above establishments arranged in alphabetical order, with lists of their known Licensees,
· Dates of ‘occupation’,
· Links to appropriate census &/or other information.
· (If you know the name but not the ‘place’ you might be able to find a link from here.)
· [Note: Where a name has no link, e.g. because the establishment is ‘unknown’, other details may be given; also, see next link]
· Beer house Keepers, some with location, but the ‘establishment’ is not named - (It was often their own home.)
· 1851 census detail where found.
Vivid descriptions: -
· The Flooding of Platt's Hill Salt Mine, 1880
· A Report on Mining Subsidence, 1882. (With link to a Continuation of the same report).
· 26th September 1896: Damage to House in the Town Centre (Tabley Street)
· ‘Northwich Lake Disappears’ (1912).
· Wincham Road & Marston: (1913 & 1914).
· An ‘Interesting Description’ of local Salt Making, c.1669, by a Dr. William Jackson.
· The old Adelaide Mine (Marston).
· An ‘interactive’ aerial map of Ashton’s and Neumann’s Flashes, as they were in 1946.
· Parish Clerk’s Diary 1747-1834, noting significant local and national, events.
· Various illustrations and links to old photographs and further information, e.g. mine maps.
· Today’s Environment (Link to Vale Royal Borough Council ‘Environment’ Site – no link back to mine!)
· A glittering (and informative) description of a visit to a salt-mine by Osborne in his ‘Guide to the Grand Junction Railway’.
· Link: Copy of a Licence Subscription to use his Steam Pump by James Watt (& Mathew Boulton), 1779.
The areas covered by the old Compensation Acts. (It was later updated further.)
· With map, & photograph of what was the Cheshire Brine Subsidence Compensation Board building.
but with ‘above ground’ details, including the ‘Boreholes’.
· Barons Quay, Witton Bank, Pennys Lane, & Neumann’s- Witton Street.
(Large file – longish download).
· On the River Weaver, between 1737-1914.
· (With map)
· Brunner-Mond 1873.
· People, Boats & their cargoes travelling and working on the Weaver from April 1762 to January 1766.
· October 1859 – August 1894
(In a list of what each boat could carry when fully laden, giving an indication of size.)
· When the Hussars were called to Winsford and the Riot Act was Almost Read.
· (from the Brunner-Mond/ICI - 75th anniversary issue of ‘Alkali News’, November 1948.)
· Photographs included.
· During WW2
· (With each Craft’s Ultimate Fate.)
· Northwich Area Freeholders, 1578
· Northwich Town Plan and Owners of Property/Land c.1600
· Concerning the Plague (16th & 17th centuries) in Cheshire.
· Directory Descriptions and Histories with listed Residents, of Northwich and her surrounding townships in:-
1791, 1828/9, 1834, 1850, 1857, 1865, 1892, 1914 [Follow the progress of various families!]
· The 1841 Census for Anderton, Barnton, Leftwich, Marbury, Marston, Wincham, Witton-cum-Twambrooks.
· The 1851 Census for Acton, Allostock, Anderton, Barnton, Birches, Castle-Northwich, Cogshall, Comberbach, Crowton, Cuddington, Delamere, Hartford, Hulse, Leftwich, Little Leigh, Marston, The hamlet of Milton, Nether Peover, Oakmere, Onston, Weaverham township, Wallerscote with Weaverham lordship; Gorstage, Sandiway & Whitegate, and Witton-cum-Twambrooks. [There is a separate Surname Index for Witton-cum-Twambrooks. However names can also be searched individually through the Index at the top of this page.]
· The 1891 Census for Leftwich
· Cheshire Owners of Cheshire Land, from the 1873 Return.
· Historical accounts, stories, & information about local places and people.
· Other – also linked directly from this page (the one you are reading now) e.g. see 5., below.
· Malbon’s Memorials (Civil War)
· Burghall’s ‘Providence Improved’ (Civil War)
· Appendices to the above two (Civil War Period)
· Some Soldiers Who Died (Civil War)
· 1900/01 Telephone Directory for Northwich
(Other than census)
Marriage Licenses & Bonds, 1635 – 1765. (Northwich & Witton)
Wills & Inventories, 1577 – 1780 (Northwich & Witton)
Wills & Inventories, 1781 – 1837 (Northwich & Witton)
Civil War Soldiers listed in Nantwich Parish Burial Registers.
· (27th September)
· (A month later: 26th October)
· (Abstracts, 1528 – 1760)