This is what GENUKI has to say about Ince in Makerfield (also known as Ince):
‘INCE-IN-MAKERFIELD, a township and a chapelry in Wigan parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, and the London and Northwestern railway… ‘
Industry: Pop. in 1851, 3,670; in 1861, 8,266. The increase of pop. arose mainly from the extension of mining and manufacturing operations. A fine cannel coal is found; an excellent common coal is very largely worked; and there are extensive iron works, some cotton mills, and chemical works.
Family in Ince:
- James Cunliffe and Margaret Winstanley lived in 1881 at 128 Warrington Road and later in 1891 and 1901 at 1 and 7 Knowles Street in Lower Ince. They lived just up the road from St. Mary’s which is probably the church they attended. James and at least two of his sons were miners in nearby mines.
- James Ramsdale and Catherine Lyon lived in 1891 at 2 Crow Orchard Terrace in Ince (I can’t find this in Google) and in 1901 at 267 Warrington Road, Ince, also local to St Mary’s. At this time James worked with the railway first as a loco engine stoker and later in 1901 as an engine driver.
- Henry Eastham and Alice Ann Rudd had a Chip Shop in 1901 on 222 Manchester Road in Ince.
Photos of Ince: Here is a list of Flickr photos from Ince.
The churches of Ince are:
- Christ Church, Ince Green Lane, Church of England – founded in 1863
- St Mary, Warrington Road, Church of England – founded in 1887
- Ebenezer, Independent Methodist
- Ashton St, Primitive Methodist
- Manley St, Primitive Methodist
- St William, Ince Green Lane, Roman Catholic
- Warrington Road, Salvation Army
- Rose Bridge, Wesleyan Methodist
- Taylor’s Lane, Wesleyan Methodist