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NETHERTON, a township, with a village, in Sefton parish, Lancashire; on the river Alt, and on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, 6 miles N by E of Liverpool. Acres, 1,090. Real property, 2,661. Pop., 286. Houses, 45. The manor belongs to the Earl of Sefton. There is a Roman Catholic chapel.

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



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Church History

Church Records

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Netherton area is Sefton South.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Netherton was a township in the parish of Sefton.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Netherton 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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