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KENYON, a township in Winwick parish, Lancashire; on the Liverpool and Manchester railway, at the junction of the Bolton and Leigh railway, 2½ miles E by N of Newton-in-Mackerfield. It has a station at the r. junction, and a post office under Manchester: and it gives the title of baron to the family of Kenyon. Acres, 1,597. Real property, £2,419. Pop., 274. Houses, 55. Bricks are made.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)


Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Kenyon area is Wigan & Leigh.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Kenyon was a township in the parish of Winwick.
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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Kenyon was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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