Places: Bexton

Place Type

Township

County

Cheshire

Parish

Rostherne (Knutsford chapelry)

Deanery

Frodsham

Causes

EDC 5/4/1 – Pernell Danyell contra Joan Walton

BEXTON

Bexton was a very small hamlet, forming part of the chapelry of Knutsford. In 1848 it was entirely agricultural.

According to the website GENUKI (https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/CHS/bexton) ‘The population was 49 in 1801, 87 in 1851, 124 in 1901, 11 in 1951, and 9 in 2001.’

By the middle of the seventeenth century half was held by the Cholmondeley family and half by the Daniell family.

Sources:

George Ormerod, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, vol. 1 (second edition, revised and enlarged by T. Helsby, London, 1882).

‘Beverstone – Bickleigh’, in A Topographical Dictionary of England, ed. Samuel Lewis (London, 1848), pp. 228-233. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-dict/england/pp228-233 [accessed 29 December 2022].