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Penketh

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PENKETH, a township in Prescot parish, Lancashire; on the Sankey canal, the Warrington and Runcorn-Gap railway, and the river Mersey, at Fidler's ferry, 3½ miles W S W of Warrington. It has a station on the railway, a post-office under Warrington, a brewery, Quaker and Wesleyan chapels, and a national school. Acres, 1,048. Real property, £3,117. Pop. in 1851, 679; in 1861, 784. Houses, 141.

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

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Society of Friends (Quakers)
Penketh, Society of Friends
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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Penketh area is Warrington.

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"PENKETH, a township in the parish of Prescot, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 3 miles W. of Warrington, its post town. It is a station on the Warrington, Runcorn, and St. Helen's railway. The village is situated near the Sankey canal and Fidlers' Ferry, on the river Mersey. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. There is a brewery. The Friends have a school in the neighbourhood."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Penketh was a township in the parish of Prescot.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Penketh 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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