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Guide to Swettenham, Cheshire family history and genealogy: parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
SWETTENHAM, is a township and a parish in Congleton district, Cheshire. The township lies on the river Dane, 2 miles E of Holmes-Chapel railway station, and 5 miles NW by W of Congleton. The parish contains also Kermincham township, and the post town is, Congleton. There are a Roman Catholic chapel.
Swettenham St Peter is an Ancient Parish in Cheshire and includes Kermincham and Swettenham. The parish was extended in 1880 to include Davenport.
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241251. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Swettenham St Peter parish 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|
|Swettenham St Peter Parish (1547) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1570-1877
|FS BT'S||1596-1861|| 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.
Parish registers of Swettenham, Cheshire, 1570-1890 Cheshire Record Office reference: P139/1/1-2, P139/2/1-2, P139/3/1-2, P139/4.
Two index collections for Cheshire parish registers and Bishop's Transcripts is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records(formerly Record Search) See also England Cheshire Church of England Parish Registers and Bishops’ Transcripts
|Parish registers Content||FHL Film|
|Churchwarden accounts, 1681-1791. Baptisms, 1570-1890. Marriages, 1570-1835. Burials, 1570-1881.||BRITISH 1941869 Items 7 - 13|
Bishop's transcripts for Swettenham, 1596-1861 Records are not in strict chronological order. Some years are missing.
Cheshire Record Office reference EDB 192
|Bishop's transcripts Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1596, 1604-1605, 1615-1618, 1621, 1629-1630, 1632-1633, 1640, 1663-1665, 1669, 1671-1677, 1679-1722, 1726-1836. Baptisms, burials, 1837-1861.||BRITISH 1751852 Item 2|
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:
- Congleton (1837–1937)
- Crewe (1937–74)
- Congleton and Crewe (1974–88)
- South Cheshire (1988–98)
- Cheshire East (post 1998)
Poor Law Unions
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
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any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.
BibliographyRichards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 314–316
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