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Ridley

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"RIDLEY, a township in that part of the parish of BUNBURY which is in the first division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 6¼ miles (W. by N.) from Nantwich, containing 123 inhabitants. Sir Thomas Egerton, an eminent lawyer, Lord Chancellor under James 1., by whom he was created Viscount Brackley, was born here in 1540; he died in 1617." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Ridley was a township in Bunbury ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5454), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 122 in 1801, 133 in 1851, 109 in 1901, 138 in 1951, and 120 in 2001.
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Civil Registration

  • Nantwich (1837-1937)
  • Crewe (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
  • South Cheshire (1988-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)
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Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)
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Historical Geography

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Nantwich Rural District (1894-74)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Nantwich
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Voting Registers

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