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Guide to Alvanley, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Alvanley, Cheshire
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Alvanley Church
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Eddisbury
County Cheshire
Poor Law Union Runcorn PLU
Registration District Runcorn
Records begin
Parish registers: 1809
Bishop's Transcripts: 1811
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Frodsham
Diocese Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Cheshire (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Cheshire Record Office

Contents

Parish History

ALVANLEY, is a chapelry, in the parish of Frodsham, union of Runcorn, the second division of the hundred of Eddisbury, S. division of the county of Chester, it is 3 miles (S. S. W.) from Frodsham. [1]

Alvanley St John the Evangelist was created as chapelry in the ancient parish of Frodsham. In the present church is a wooden board giving the list of curates since 1677 and vicars since 1861

The church was built in 1860 to a design by J. S. Crowther at the expense of Catherine Emma Arden, the youngest daughter of Richard Arden, 1st Baron Alvanley.

Resources

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241237.

Church Records

Alvanley is a township-chapelry in Frodsham parish. The church is known as St. John the Evangelist. The original records are at the Record Office:

  • Parish registers of christenings 1809-1970, marriage banns 1861-1953, burials 1791-1885. CRO call number: P 81/1/1, P 81/2/1-2, P 81/3, P 81/4.
  • Bishop's transcripts for Alvanley, 1811-1877. CRO call number: EDB 7.

Alvanley registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
Alvanley St John the Evangelist Chapelry (1791) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1809-1909
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1791-1885
  NONE
FS BT'S 1811-1877   NONE
  NONE
  NONE
1811-1877
  NONE

The parish is included in the Cheshire Parishes collection FamilySearch Historical  Records at FamilySearch.org.

Here is a list of church records on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Parish Records FHL Film
Baptisms, burials, 1791-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1970. Banns of marriages, 1861-1953.  2186838 Items 10 - 13
Burials, 1813-1885.  2186839 Item 1

Here is a list of church records on microfilm at theFamily History Library in Salt Lake City.

Bishop's Transcripts FHL Film
Baptisms, burials, 1811-1846, 1848-1868, 1873. Burials, 1874.  1595461 Item 3
Baptisms, 1874-1877. Burials, 1874-1877. 1595462 Item 1
Nonconformist Churches

There were no known nonconformist congregations in Alvanley.

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage and death indexes available:

Registration Districts
  • Runcorn (1837–1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974–98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998–2009)
  • Cheshire West (post 2009)

Poor Law Unions

Runcorn Poor Law Union, Cheshire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cheshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Before 1858, Avanley, along with the rest of the county of Cheshire, was under the probate jurisdiction of the Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory).  Click on the link to the court for information on access to records and indexes.

See also England Cheshire Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Maps and Gazetteers

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Websites

Alvanley on GENUKI

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 49-53. Date accessed: 8 Nov 2013.

Bibliography

Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, p. 96, ISBN 0 907768 18 0

 

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