Marthall with Little Warford

Scope and Content

There are extensive official records relating to Marthall with Little Warford (also known as Marthall-cum-Warford); grid ref. SJ8075. The townships of Marthall with Little Warford, Peover Superior, and Snelson formed the chapelry of Over Peover in Rostherne parish, Cheshire. In 1840 the new parish of Marthall was formed, comprising the townships of Marthall with Little Warford, and Ollerton.

Records comprise those of the Overseers of the Poor, including accounts, receipt and payment books, Poor Rate receipt books, rate books, rating valuation books, settlement certificates and removal orders, 1729-1921 (DP/3/2/1-10); records of the Surveyors of Highways: expenditure books, rate books, receipt check books and a receipt and payment account book, 1862-1893 (DP/3/2/11-14); records of income tax, land tax and inhabited house duties, 1873-1876 (DP/3/2/15-17); lists of electors, 1883-1937 (DP/3/2/18); and papers relating to the Government Evacuation Scheme and the Ollerton and Marthall Comforts Fund during the Second World War (DP/3/2/19-20).