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From: Ellen Edwards <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Re: 'ACTON Near Nantwich' Book - Query?
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 10:56:03 -0700
Ancient history, we're into here! I really can't imagine what a church would
look like in 1100, can you?
My searches of Macclesfield and Kingsley this week brought up the 1100s,
"Revealing Cheshire's Past," from Cheshire County council has brought up
some marvelous facts and documents with early families mentioned.
I'm always so amazed at the history you have in England.
Here in New Westminster (British Columbia, Canada), our earliest dates are
about 1840...the oldest house still surviving, is on my street, 1865, built
for the postmaster named Clarkson, who of course, came from England! I'm in
an "old" British settlement section of the city, my grandparents were from
----- Original Message -----
From: "M.A.Reynolds" <>
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 4:03 AM
Subject: [CHS] Re: 'ACTON Near Nantwich' Book - Query?
> Hi Ellen
> The 'Acton' book states:-
> St.Mary's, Acton
> It is believed to date from between 1150 and 1180, although there is
> evidence that a church stood on the present site in the tenth century.
>>From another of my new books 'Nantwich & Crewe' photographic memories by
> Dorothy Nicholle:
> St. Mary's Church is the oldest building in the town. Much of the
> structure dates back to the 14th century; although it is thought that
> building work was probably interrupted by the Black Death and only resumed
> much later that same century.
> Until the 16th century it was just a chapel of ease for nearby Acton
> church, which was considered to be far more important.
> So confirms your comments.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ellen Edwards" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 5:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHS] Re: 'ACTON Near Nantwich' Book - Query?
>> Acton was the parish church before Nantwich, so the story goes.
>> This booklet would likely clarify that.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "M.A.Reynolds" <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 6:37 AM
>> Subject: [CHS] Re: 'ACTON Near Nantwich' Book - Query?
>>>I recently found this book for sale on Amazon by a Book Seller.
>>> (Now out of print I understand) I searched to see if it was available
>>> anywhere else, but it wasn't.
>>> One of the front pages has this list with the penned signature of each
>>> of the people involved in its production named.
>>> Does anyone on the list know anything about this book?
>>> Why all the signatures are in it?
>>> Is it rare, or did they sign every book published?
>>> Researchers and Editor:
>>> Frank A. Latham
>>> Local History Group
>>> Nancy Beech
>>> Alison J. Cross
>>> David Elsworth
>>> John Elsworth
>>> Mary Evans
>>> Philip Hitchen
>>> Andrew Lamberton
>>> Bert Lewis
>>> Phoebe Lewis
>>> Ann Owen
>>> Lionel Parry-Williams
>>> Mervyn Pritchard
>>> Kenneth Spibey
>>> allan Whatley
>>> ACTON Near Nantwich
>>> The History of a Cheshire Parish and its seventeen townships
>>> Earlier titles in this series of histories of Cheshire villages are:
>>> "Alpraham" 1969
>>> "Tilstone Fearnall" 1970
>>> "Tiverton" 1971
>>> By Frank A. Latham
>>> "Tarporley" 1973
>>> "Cuddington & Sandiway" 1975
>>> "Tattenhall" 1977
>>> "Christleton" 1979
>>> "Farndon" 1981
>>> "Barrow" 1983
>>> "Tarvin" 1985
>>> "Frodsham" 1987
>>> "Bunbury" 1989
>>> "Delamere" 1991
>>> "Vale Royal" 1993
>>> By Local History Groups
>>> Edited by Frank A. Latham
>>> It is a nice little book, with old maps of the area inside both front &
>>> back covers of the book.
>>> It gives the history of Acton, has a few photographs, lists Church
>>> details, covers each village and general information.
>>> It gives lists of People with dates and places, Councils and their
>>> members and dates. War Memorials, Sound School, and Parish Priests.
>>> I would think with the increase in Family History Research now, it is a
>>> great shame if this book is no longer available.
>>> I would be very grateful for any information about it.
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>>> Cheshire online BMD records
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