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

Nether Peover, Cheshire
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Northwich
County Cheshire
Poor Law Union Northwich
Registration District Northwich
Records begin
Parish registers: None; For records see Great Budworth
Bishop's Transcripts: None
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


Parish History

PEOVER, NETHER, is a chapelry, in the parish of Great Budworth,the  union and hundred of Northwich, and South division of the county of Chester, it is 3 miles (S. by W.) from Knutsford. The chapel is dedicated to St. Oswald.[1]
Nether Peover is a chapelry of Great Budworth Ancient Parish in Cheshire.


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 241253.

Church records

Nether Peover St Oswald chapelry 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
Nether Peover St Oswald Chapelry (1570) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1580-1896
FS BT'S 1668-1899   NONE

To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

St Oswald's Registers of Baptisms 1570–1968, Marriages 1570–1997 and Burials 1570–1895 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.

Lower Peover was a chapelry in Great Budworth parish. Cheshire Record Office call numbers: P4/1/1-4, P4/3723/1/1-2, P4/2/1-3, P4/3/1-5, P4/4/1-2, P4/5/1-2.

Parish registers Content Film
Baptisms, banns, marriages, burials, 1570-1654, 1661-1778. Baptisms, burials, 1778-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1896 BRITISH 2045886
Marriages, 1778-1934. Burials, 1813-1895. Banns, 1823-1910 VAULT BRITISH 2045871 Items 1 - 9
Marriages, 1934-1952 BRITISH 2262875 Items 9 - 10

 Bishop's transcripts for Lower Peover, 1600-1899 Cheshire Record Office call number: EDB 131

Bishop's transcripts Content  FHL Film
Baptism, marriages, burials, 1600, 1605, 1607-1608, 1612, 1614-1615, 1617, 1621-1623, 1625, 1627-1637, 1639-1640, 1658-1663, 1666-1676, 1680, 1682-1685, 1691-1694, 1696-1703, 1707-1708, 1711-1772. BRITISH 1656843 Item 3
Marriages, 1570-1654, 1661-1778. Banns, 1744-1778. Baptisms, burials, 1570-1654, 1661-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1896 BRITISH 1656844 Item 1
Non-Conformist Churches
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Unitarian.

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
  • Northwich (1837-19740

Poor Law Unions

  • Northwich

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.

see also England Cheshire Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Maps and Gazetteers

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Nether Peover on GENUKI


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 2 April 2013


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