Caughall

CAUGHALL, a township, in the parish of Backford, union of Great Boughton, Lower division of the hundred of Broxton, S. division of the county of Chester, 3½ miles (N. by E.) from Chester; containing 16 inhabitants, and comprising 310 acres. The manor belonged for several generations to a family of the same name, of whom Roger de Caughall, who died in the early part of the 15th century, left two daughters, through whom it passed into the families of Massey and Osbaldeston. One moiety afterwards came to Sir Thomas Stanley Massey Stanley, and the other became vested in the feoffees of the grammar school at Whitchurch. The Ellesmere canal flows on the west of the township.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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