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Agden (near Malpas)

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"AGDEN, a township in the parish of MALPAS, higher division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¾ miles (S. E.) from Malpas, containing 122 inhabitants. The Duke of Bridgewater's canal passes through the township." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Agden was a township and chapelry in Malpas ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 5143), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 90 in 1801, 98 in 1851, 60 in 1901, 60 in 1951, and 42 in 2001.
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Churches

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Civil Registration

  • Wrexham (1837-53)
  • Whitchurch (1853-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-74)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Court Records

  • Broxton (1828-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)
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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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Politics and Government

  • Whitchurch Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Malpas Rural District (1894-1936)
  • Tarvin Rural District (1936-74)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Wrexham (1837-53)
  • Whitchurch (1853-1930).
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Northwich (1949-54)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)