Burton, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Burton, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
St Nicholas Church Burton-in-Wirral
|Poor Law Union||Wirral|
|Parish registers: 1538|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1599|
|Diocese||Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester|
|Probate Court||Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Cheshire (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Cheshire Record Office|
Burton St Nicholas is an ancient parish and includes Puddington and Neston. Sometimes referred to as Burton (near Neston)
BURTON, is a township and a parish in Wirrall district, Cheshire. The township lies on the estuary of the Dee, it is 3¾ miles WSW of Sutton railway station, and 8 miles NW by W of Chester. The parish includes also the township of Puddington; and its Post Town is Neston, under Chester. There is a Roman Catholic chapel.
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 241237.
Burton St Nicholas parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|CPR = Cheshire Parish Register Project - free|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|Burton St Nicholas Parish (1538) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1538-1909
|FS BT'S||1599-1900|| NONE
|Parish Registers Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 1538-1885, marriages, 1538-1950, burials, 1538-1813.||BRITISH 2147304 Items 6 - 12|
|Marriages, July 1950-1966. Banns of marriages, 1844-1946. Burials, 1813-1993.||BRITISH 2147305 Items 1 - 4|
|Baptisms, 1885-1969.||BRITISH 924697 Item 4|
Burton, St. Nicholas (C of E). An ancient parish church serving the townships of Burton and Puddington. Registers of Baptisms 1538–1969, Marriages 1538–1997 and burials 1538–1993 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office,
Microfilm copy of originals at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England.
Cheshire Record Office call no.: P54/1/1-3, P54/2/1, P54/3/1-2, P54/5043/1-2, P54/4, P54/5, P54/5744/1.
Notes on the parish of Burton in Wirral
Authors Beazley, F. C. (Frank Charles), b. 1856 (Main Author)Notes Includes index Addenda includes some entries of births, marriages, burials extracted from the registers of Neston, and Shotwick in Cheshire England. Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974. on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
Bishop's Transcripts for parish of Burton Microfilm of originals in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester.Cheshire Record Office: EDB 40
|Bishop's Transcripts Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1599-1605, 1607-1610, 1613-1614, 1617-1619, 1621-1625, 1628, 1630, 1632, 1634, 1636, 1642, 1658-1660, 1666, 1669-1676, 1679-1685, 1690, 1695, 1722-1725, 1763-1764, 1779-1796, 1798, 1800-1818, 1820, 1823, 1828, 1830, 1833. Baptisms, 1827, 1851, 1854. Marriages, 1825, 1827. Burials, 1825, 1829, 1831, 1893-1895. Baptisms, burials, 1822-1824, 1826, 1833, 1855-1892, 1896-1900.||BRITISH 1655426 Item 2|
The parish has been transcribed and online entries can be found at Cheshire Parish Register project
Church records of Puddington Hall Catholic Chapel, 1783-1892
Authors Catholic Church. Puddington Hall Chapel (Puddington, Cheshire)
Notes Microfilm copy of originals at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England.
Cheshire Record Office call no.: ERC 6/5072/1-3.Mostly Latin.Puddington is a village and a township in Burton parish.
Baptisms and marriages, 1783-1858 (in Latin). Baptisms, 1859-1892. Marriages, 1880-1883. FHL BRITISH Film 2197775 Items 9 - 11
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:
- Wirral (1837–1974)
- Chester and Ellesmere Port (1974–98)
- Cheshire West (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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Burton (near Neston) on GENUKI
Burton (near Tarvin) on GENUKI
- John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1872. Date accessed: 8 February 2013.
- 'CPR Project Progress (As on 17 January 2014),' Cheshire Parish Register Project, accessed 1 February 2014.
- Cheshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 16 October 2013.
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