Frankby

FRANKBY, a township, in the parish of West Kirby, union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Wirrall, S. division of the county of Chester, 7 miles (N. N. W.) from Great Neston; containing 125 inhabitants. The manor passed by marriage from the Orrebies to the Ardernes; it was alienated by the latter about the year 1305, and subsequently went to various families. The township lies about two miles from the shore of the estuary of the river Dee, and comprises 433 acres; the soil is clay and sand, with rock.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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