- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Ness from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "NESS, a village and a township in Neston parish, Cheshire. The village stands near the shore of the Dee's estuary, 1¼ mile S S E of Great Neston; and is a pleasant place. The township comprises 2,375 acres of land, and 1,060 of water. Real property, £1,643. Population in 1851: 454; in 1861: 346. Houses: 70. About 16 houses were taken down between 1851 and 1861. Much of the land belongs to Sir R. Errington, Bart.; and Den Hall is the seat of Mrs. Stanley."
Ness was the birthplace in 1765 of Emma, Lady Hamilton, the mistress of Admiral Lord Nelson.
Ness was in Wirral Rural District from 1894 until 1974 when it joined Neston Urban District.
It included the hamlets of Denhall and Nessholt. The population was 347 in 1801, 454 in 1851, 355 in 1901, and 596 in 1951.