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WERNETH, is a township-chapelry, in the parish and union of Stockport, hundred of Macclesfield, North division of the county of Chester, 5 miles (N. E. by E.) from Stockport. In the township are the hamlets or villages of Compstall, has a post-office under Stockport; Gee-Cross has a post office under Manchester, and Compstall-Bridge, as well a the village of Apethorne. A church, dedicated to St. Paul, a plain but neat structure, was erected in 1841, and is in the village of Compstall. There is a chapel for New Connexion Methodists in Compstall, and at GeeCross there is a chapel for Unitarians. 
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 241246. 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.
Werneth St Paul 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|
|FMP = FindMyPast|
|NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)|
|Werneth St Paul Parish (1839) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1839-1848
|FS BT'S|| 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. Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Chapelry of Werneth Parish registers: Chester Record Office call no.: P231/1-2.
Parish registers for chapelry of Werneth, Cheshire, 1839-1887
Baptisms, 1839-1865. Burials, 1841-1887.
1941927 Items 3 - 4
Non Conformist Churches
- Wesleyan Methodist
- New Connexion Methodist
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:
- Stockport (1837-97)
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.
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- ↑ Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted 16 April 2013
- ↑ Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 16 April 2013
- ↑ 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 15 October 2013.
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