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RIDLEY, a township, in the parish of Bunbury, union of Nantwich, First division of the hundred of Eddisbury, S. division of the county of Chester, 6¼ miles (W. by N.) from Nantwich; containing 123 inhabitants. It comprises 1335 acres, of which the prevailing soil is clay. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £100, payable to the Haberdashers' Company, of London. Sir Thomas Egerton, an eminent lawyer, and chancellor under James I., by whom he was created Viscount Brackley, was born here in 1540.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.