Ellesmere, Shropshire Family History Guide

Ellesmere is an Ancient Parish partly in Flintshire. The parish includes the townships of Ellesmere, Colemere, Crickett, Criftins, Eastwick, Elson-with-Greenhill, Birch and Lythe, Cockshutt and Crosemere, Frankton, Hamptons-Wood, Hardwick, Kenwicks-with-Stockett and Whettall, Kenwicks-Park, Kenwicks-Wood, Lee, Lyneal, New Marton, Newnes, Northwood, Oteley-with-Newton and Spoonhill, Ridges, Stocks-with-Coptivinney, Tetchill-with-French, and the chapelry of …

Ellesmere Universal British Directory 1791

Is distant from London 144 miles, sixteen from Salop, and twenty-three from Chester.  This town is of Saxon origin, and takes its name from the water, which is called Aelsmere, or the greatest mere, being the chief in this part of the county.  This lake is 101 acres in dimensions; …