Ince Cheshire Family History Guide

Ince is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Alterative names: Stoke with Ince

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1687
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Stanlow
  • Thornton le Moors
  • Great Stanney
  • Frodsham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

INCE, a village and a parish in Great Boughton district, Cheshire. The village stands adjacent to the Mersey, and to the Hooton and Helsby railway, 4½ miles W by S of Frodsham; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Chester. The parish comprises 1,560 acres of land, and 2,285 of water. Real property, £3,656. Pop., 371. Houses, 63. The manor, with all the land, belonged to the abbots of St. Werburgh; went, at the dissolution, to Sir Richard Cotton; passed to the Cholmondeleys, the Wynnes, the Warings, and the Yateses; and belongs now to Edmund W. P. Yates, Esq. Ince Hall, the seat of Mr. Yates, was built in 1849; and is an edifice of white freestone, in the Italian style. Traces of a monastic establishment exist in what are now the houses of a farmstead. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £250. Patron, E. W. P. Yates, Esq. The Church consists of nave, N aisle, and chancel, with a tower; and was restored in 1854, at a cost of about £3,400. Charities, £7.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Cheshire
Civil Registration District: Great Boughton
Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester
Rural Deanery: Chester
Poor Law Union: Great Boughton
Hundred: Eddisbury
Province: York