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Davenport

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"DAVENPORT, a township in that part of the parish of ASTBURY which is in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 4½ miles (N. W. by W.) from Congleton, containing 96 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Davenport was a township in Astbury ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 8065), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1936 the civil parish was abolished to become part of
  • Brereton.
  • The population was 89 in 1801, 111 in 1851, and 80 in 1901.
 
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Civil Registration

  • Congleton (1837-1936)
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Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-1907)
  • Congleton (County) (1907-36)
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Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Brereton (770 acres, pop. 81 in 1931)

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Congleton Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Congleton Rural District (1894-1936)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Congleton
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1936)