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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Cheshire]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Cheshire Parishes]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Wistaston <br>  
 
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Guide to '''Wistaston, 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.[[Image:St Mary Church Wistaston.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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Guide to '''Wistaston, 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.[[Image:St Mary Church Wistaston.jpg|thumb|right|St Mary Church Wistaston.jpg]]  
  
 
== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Census records  ====
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=== Census records  ===
  
 
{{British Census|241248}}  
 
{{British Census|241248}}  
  
==== Church records  ====
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=== Church records  ===
  
 
Wistaston St Mary parish registers&nbsp;of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:  
 
Wistaston St Mary parish registers&nbsp;of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:  
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For original registers of above please enquire at Cheshire Record Office.<br>The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office<br>Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.ukThe Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)  
 
For original registers of above please enquire at Cheshire Record Office.<br>The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office<br>Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.ukThe Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)  
  
===== Non-Conformist Churches  =====
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==== Non-Conformist Churches  ====
  
 
Wistaston, Methodist Chapel. Built in 1945, rebuilt in 1967.  
 
Wistaston, Methodist Chapel. Built in 1945, rebuilt in 1967.  
  
==== Civil Registration  ====
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=== Civil Registration  ===
  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage a nd death indexes available:  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage a nd death indexes available:  
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*[http://cheshirebmd.org.uk/ Cheshire BMD]
 
*[http://cheshirebmd.org.uk/ Cheshire BMD]
  
===== Registration Districts  =====
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*Cheshire Central (post 1998)The post 2009 reorganisation of civil registration can be found online at&nbsp;[[Cheshire BMD]]
 
*Cheshire Central (post 1998)The post 2009 reorganisation of civil registration can be found online at&nbsp;[[Cheshire BMD]]
  
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
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=== Poor Law Unions  ===
  
 
[[Nantwich Poor Law Union]]  
 
[[Nantwich Poor Law Union]]  
  
==== Probate records  ====
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=== Probate records  ===
  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Cheshire Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Cheshire Probate Records|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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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
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== Bibliography  ==
 
== Bibliography  ==
  
Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 390, ISBN 0 300 09588 0 <br>Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, pp. 191, ISBN 0 907768 18 0  
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Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 390, ISBN 0 300 09588 0 <br>Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, pp. 191, ISBN 0 907768 18 0 {{Cheshire}}  
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Revision as of 14:48, 30 September 2013

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Guide to Wistaston, 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.
St Mary Church Wistaston.jpg

Contents

Parish History

WISTASTON (St. Mary), is a parish, in the union and hundred of Nantwich, South division of the county of Chester, 2½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Nantwich.[1]

Wistaston, Saint Mary is an Ancient Parish in Cheshire.

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Wistaston is in the village of Wistaston, Cheshire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield and the deanery of Nantwich.

The first record of a rector goes back to 1379. The existing records start in 1572. In 1827 the decision was taken that "due to decay it [the church] was unsuitable for public worship". The present church was built in 1827–28 to a design by George Latham.

In the Domesday Survey of 1086, the area was called Wistanestune and was a going concern having a population of 25 to 30 people, valuable woodland and arable land, and deer roaming about. It had been worth 30 shillings, but after William the Conqueror's devastation of Cheshire, it was worth just ten shillings in 1086. It was one of several local villages with the suffix ‘tune’ or ‘ton’ - meaning a ‘farmstead’.

Wistaston is a civil parish and village in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, in north-west England. It is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Crewe town centre and 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Nantwich town centre.

Resources

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 241248.

Church records

Wistaston St Mary 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
Wistaston St Mary Parish (1571) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1571-1909
  NONE
1572-1934
  NONE
1571-1943
  NONE
FS BT'S 1593-1882
  NONE
1593-1829
  NONE
1593-1830
  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 for Wistaston, 1572-1956 Cheshire Record Office call number: P74/1/1-4, P74/2/1-2, P74/3/1-4, P74/4, P74/5/1-2, P74/2985/1/2. Records may be found online at at FamilySearch Historical Records.

Parish registers Contents FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1593, 1600, 1605, 1607, 1610, 1613, 1617, 1620, 1622-1624, 1626, 1629, 1632-1637, 1639-1640, 1653, 1662-1668, 1671-1672, 1674-1682, 1684-1685, 1688-1690, 1692-1715, 1717-1735, 1737-1771, 1773, 1775-1777, 1779-1780, 1782-1830.  Baptisms, 1872-1882 BRITISH
2093668
Burials, 1902-1945. BRITISH
2093669 Item 1
Marriages, 1942-1956. VAULT BRITISH
2262944 Item 2

Bishop's transcripts Wistaston, 1593-1882 Records are not filmed in strict chronological order. Some intermittent years are missing.Cheshire Record Office number: EDB/224 Records may be found at FamilySearch Historical Records.

Bishop's transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1593, 1600, 1605, 1607, 1610, 1613, 1617, 1620, 1622-1624, 1626, 1629, 1632-1637, 1639-1640, 1653, 1662-1668, 1671-1672, 1674-1682, 1684-1685, 1688-1690, 1692-1715, 1717-1735, 1737-1771, 1773, 1775-1777, 1779-1780, 1782-1826, 1828-1829. Baptisms, burials, 1827, 1830. Baptisms, 1872-1882. BRITISH
1836192 Item 1

Wistaston- St Mary
Baptisms-1572-1936- MFPR 680
Burials-1572-1945- MFPR 680
Marriages-1572-1929- MFPR 680

For original registers of above please enquire at Cheshire Record Office.
The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
Email: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.ukThe Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)

Non-Conformist Churches

Wistaston, Methodist Chapel. Built in 1945, rebuilt in 1967.

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 a nd death indexes available:

Registration Districts

  •  Nantwich (1837–1937)
  • Crewe (1937–74)
  • Congleton and Crewe (1974–88)
  • South Cheshire (1988–98)
  • Cheshire Central (post 1998)The post 2009 reorganisation of civil registration can be found online at Cheshire BMD

Poor Law Unions

Nantwich Poor Law Union

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted 19 April 2013


Bibliography

Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 390, ISBN 0 300 09588 0
Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, pp. 191, ISBN 0 907768 18 0