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Weeton with Preese

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WEETON, a township and a chapelry in Kirkham parish, Lancashire. The township lies adjacent to the Preston and Wyre railway, 3½ miles NW by W of Kirkham; bears the name of W.-with-Preese; and has a fair on Trinity Tuesday. Acres, 2,876. Real property, £3,978. Pop., 465. The manor belongs to the Earl of Derby. The chapelry was constituted in 1843; and its Post town is Kirkham, under Preston. Pop., 1,017. Houses, 194. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £110 Patron, the Vicar of Kirkham. The church was built in 1846. There is a national school.

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


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "MYTHORPE, a hamlet in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 20 miles S. by W. of Lancaster. It is situated near the Lancaster canal and the river Ribble."

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  • "PREESE, a hamlet in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 4 miles N.W. of Kirkham."

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  • "WEETON, a township in the parish of Kirkham, hundred of Amounderness, county Lancaster, 3 miles N.W. of Kirkham. It is joined with Preese. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Manchester, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Kirkham. A fair is held on Trinity Monday and following day for cattle and pedlery."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Weeton with Preese was a township in the parish of Kirkham.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Weeton was in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Richmond are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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