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Newchurch is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Lancashire, created in 1748 from Winwick, Lancashire Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Desfurlong, Holcroft, Kenyon, Bury Lane, Twiss Green, Wigshaw, and Risley
"NEWCHURCH in Culcheth a village and a parishin Leigh district, Lancashire. The village stands near Kenyon Junction r. station 3-1/2 miles S of Leigh; and has a post-office under Warrington.
The parish consists of the townships of Kenyon and Culcheth; contains the hamlets of Risley, Bury-Lane, Twiss-Green, Wigshaw, and Holcroft, and was formerly a chapelry of Winwick parish.
There is also a chapel of ease at Bury-Lane."
The are chapels for Methodists here.
Here is an 1848 historical perspective from the topographer, Samuel A. Lewis on this parish:
"NEWCHURCH, a parish [church built by at least 1599], in the union of Leigh, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 4 miles south by west of Leigh, and 6 north by east from Warrington. This parish consists of the townships of Culcheth and Kenyon, which were separated from the parish of Winwick in 1845, and formed into a distinct rectory.
There is a place of worship for Wesleyans; and a Presbyterian chapel."
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|NEWCHURCH (CULCHETH) ST NICHOLAS PARISH (1599) Indexes|
1599-1812 - see both Winwick
& Southworth with Croft Parishes bef.1845
|BURY-LANE ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1879) Indexes|
|GLAZEBURY ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1864) Indexes|
|See also SOUTHWORTH WITH CROFT CHRIST CHURCH PARISH (1833) Indexes|
Newchurch in Culcheth is a recently created parish as of 1845 and prior to that year, was a chapelry in Winwick Parish (which also see). Original parish registers exist at the Cheshire Record Office, Duke Street, Chester CH1 1RL.
Here are the film numbers in the Record Office's reference call numbers for collection for Newchurch (Culcheth) (no dedication):
Baptisms Transcript-1599-1812- 929.3272 N1
Baptisms Transcript-1813-1841- MFE 929.342761 Ne(808) or F929.3272 N1
Burials Transcript-1607-1812- 929.3272 N1
Burials Transcript-1813-1841- MFE 929.342761 Ne(808) or F929.3272 N1
Marriages Transcript-1607-1751- 929.3272 N1
Marriages Transcript-1837-1841- Archives LPRS Transcript
For original registers of above please enquire at Lancashire Record Office.
In addition, microfilmed copies of Newchurch's original registers are accessible for searching via the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A and/or for ordering at any of its 4,600 satellite FamilySearch Centers worldwide.
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 306898. 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.
Poor Law Unions
Leigh, Lancashire Poor Law Union from 1845
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire 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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