Werneth, Cheshire Genealogy
|Poor Law Union||Stockport|
|Parish registers: 1839|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1847|
|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|
WERNETH, is a township-chapelry, in the parish and union of Stockport, hundred of Macclesfield, North division of the county of Chester, 5 miles (N. E. by E.) from Stockport. In the township are the hamlets or villages of Compstall, has a post-office under Stockport; Gee-Cross has a post office under Manchester, and Compstall-Bridge, as well a the village of Apethorne. A church, dedicated to St. Paul, a plain but neat structure, was erected in 1841, and is in the village of Compstall. There is a chapel for New Connexion Methodists in Compstall, and at GeeCross there is a chapel for Unitarians. 
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 241246.
Werneth St Paul 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|
|FMP = FindMyPast|
|NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)|
|Werneth St Paul Parish (1839) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1839-1848
|FS BT'S|| 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. Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Chapelry of Werneth Parish registers: Chester Record Office call no.: P231/1-2.
Parish registers for chapelry of Werneth, Cheshire, 1839-1887
Baptisms, 1839-1865. Burials, 1841-1887.
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Non Conformist Churches
- Wesleyan Methodist
- New Connexion Methodist
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:
- Stockport (1837-97)
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
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Werneth on GENUKI
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted 16 April 2013
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 16 April 2013
- 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 15 October 2013.