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Guide to Newchurch, Culcheth, Lancashire family history and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

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Parish History

NEWCHURCH in Culcheth a village and a parish in Leigh district, Lancashire. The village stands near Kenyon Junction railway 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, Lancashire parish. Other places in the parish include: Desfurlong, Holcroft, Kenyon, Bury Lane, Twiss Green, Wigshaw, and Risley. There is also a chapel of ease at Bury-Lane.

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.[1]


Civil Registration

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

Church records

Online Records

AC = (£)
FMP = (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS =
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
Baptisms Marriages Burials

1599-1812 - see both Winwick

& Southworth with Croft Parishes bef.1845

1607-1651; 1681-1751


LOPC 1730-1943 1730-1751; 1837-1979 1730-1930
LBMD None 1837-2007 None 
AC  1599-1812 1599-1812 1599-1812
BURY-LANE ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1879) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None  None
LBMD None None None
GLAZEBURY ALL SAINTS Chapelry (1864) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None None None
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1848-1892 None None
LOPC 1833-1905 1845-1960 1834-1989
LBMD None 1839-1974 None 
AC  None  None None 

Original Records
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

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 306898.

Poor Law Unions

Haslingden, Lancashire Poor Law Union

Leigh, Lancashire Poor Law Union from 1845

Probate records

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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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 389-393. Adapted. Date accessed: 22 October 2013.


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