Hooton, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Hooton, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
HOOTON, a township, in the parish of Eastham, union, and Higher division of the hundred, of Wirrall, S. division of the county of Chester, 9 miles (N. by W.) from 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 241240.
Hooton Chapelry registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|Hooton St Paul Chapelry (1862) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1862-1934
| FS BT's
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers of Hooton Chapelry, 1862-1954 Cheshire Record Office: P 306/4706/1, 3-5, 8.
|Parish Registers: Hooton||Film|
| Baptisms, 1862-1934.
|| 2186840 Item 12|
| Marriages, 1863-1954. Banns of marriages, 1863-1937.
|| 2186841 Items 1 - 4|
Bishop's transcripts for Hooton Chapelry, 1892-1901 Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 113
| Bishops Transcripts: Hooton
| Baptisms, 1892-1893, 1897-1901..
|| 1647432 Item 2|
Non-Conformists Church Records:
Church records of Hooton Hall Catholic Chapel, 1805-1849 Cheshire Record Office call no.: ERC 4/5071/1-2.
|Church records Church records of Hooton Hall Catholic Chapel||Film|
| Baptisms, marriages, deaths, 1805-1849.
|| 2197775 Item 8|
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 (1837-1937)
- West Cheshire (1937-50)
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
See a gazetteer description of Adlington at Vision of Britain.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 542-545. Date accessed: 17 January 2014.