Town Book of Newton by Daresbury

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Yearly accounts of the constable, the surveyor of highways, and the overseer of the poor for the township of Newton by Daresbury.

Administrative / Biographical History

Newton by Daresbury was a township in Daresbury chapelry of Runcorn parish, within the Bucklow hundred of Cheshire. Anciently Newton was held by the Warburton family of Arley. Sir George Warburton of Arley bequeathed the manor of Newton to Thomas Slaughter esq, who served as high sheriff in 1755. From him the manor descended to his daughter, Mrs Slaughter of Chester. The manor was then sold successively to George Litton, the representatives of Major-General Heron, Thomas Claughton of Warrington, and Rev. George Heron of Daresbury, who was the owner in 1817. In 1936 Newton by Daresbury merged with Keckwick to form Daresbury township.

Conditions Governing Access

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the John Rylands Library by Lady Daresbury of Walton Hall in November 1929.

Note

Description compiled by Henry Sullivan, project archivist, with reference to:

Bibliography

See Arnold W. Boyd, The Town Books of Sevenoaks and Newton by Daresbury, Cheshire, Transactions of the Lancashire & Cheshire Antiquarian Society, vol. 45 (1930), pp. 44-88.