Oughtrington, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Oughtrington, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Parish History

OUGHTRINGTON, a hamlet in Lymm parish, Cheshire; on the Bridgewater canal, 5½ miles W S W of Altrincham. [1]


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 241240.

Church Records

Oughtrington 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
Oughtrington St Peter Parish (1881) Online Records


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FS PR's 1872-1909   NONE

Oughtrington was a hamlet in Lymm parish. Built in 1872 as a chapel to Lymm: St. Mary the Virgin, Parish for part of Lymm in 1881.

 Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers of St. Peter's Church, Oughtrington, 1872-1938. Cheshire Record Office call no.: P237/4964/1-3, 5-7.

Parish Registers: Oughtrington Film
Burials, 1872-1874, baptisms, 1872-1874, 1873, 1875-1876, baptisms, burials, 1892-1899, 1901.
2149024 Items 1 - 6

Bishop's transcripts for St. Peter's Church, Oughtrington, 1872-1901. Cheshire Record Office: EDB 161

Bishops Transcripts: Oughtrington
Baptisms, 1881-1891, 1893, 1892, 1894-1897, 1899.
1647668 Item 3

Non-Conformist Churches

Not Known

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 and death indexes available:

Registration Districts

  • Altrincham (1837-98)
  • Bucklow (1898-1974)
  • Warrington (1974+)

Poor Law Unions

  • Altrincham (1836-95)
  • Bucklow (1895-1930)

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

See a gazetteer description of Adlington at Vision of Britain.

Web Sites