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SPEKE, a township, with a r. station, in Childwall parish, Lancashire; on the river Mersey, and on the Warrington and Liverpool railway, 7 miles SE of Liverpool. Acres, 5,492; of which 3,020 are water. Real property, £5,165. Pop., 571. Houses, 89. S. Hall is the seat of R. Watt, Esq.

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

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Census

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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Speke area is Liverpool.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"SPEKE, a township in the parish of Childwall, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 6 miles S.W. of Prescot. It has stations on the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire, and London and North-Western railways. It is situated on the river Mersey. The village is considerable."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Speke was a township in the parish of Childwall.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Speke 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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Societies

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