Wharton, Cheshire Genealogy

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

Parish History

WHARTON, a township, in the parish of Davenham, union and hundred of Northwich, S. division of the county of Chester, 2½ miles (W. N. W.) from Middlewich. [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

Wharton Parish 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
Wharton Christ Church Parish (1860) Online Records


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FS PR's 1843-1909

 Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Parish registers for Wharton, 1843-1947 Cheshire Record Office call no.: P214/1/1-4, P214/4662/7, P214/2/1-4, P214/3/1-2.

Parish Registers: Wharton Film
Baptisms, 1843-1882 (2 registers with index for each).
2106221 Items 20 - 21
Index to baptisms, November 1882-November 1908. Baptisms, 1882-1931 (2 registers). Marriages, 1850-1947 (4 registers). Burials, 1843-1927 (2 registers).

Bishop's transcripts for Wharton, 1851-1895 Cheshire Record Office: EDB 217

Bishops Transcripts: Wharton
Baptisms, 1851-1854, baptisms, burials, 1855, baptisms, 1856, baptisms, burials, 1857, baptisms, 1858-1861, burials, 1857-1861, baptisms, 1862-1864, burials, 1862-1864, baptisms, 1865-1875, burials, 1865-1875, baptisms, burials, 1876-1893, 1895, 1894.
1647760 Item 4

Non-Conformist Churches

  • Presbyterian

Non-Conformists Church Records:

Church records for Wharton Presbyterian Church, 1803-1921.

Church records for Wharton Presbyterian Church
Baptisms, 1803-1892; burials, 1869-1921.
2355705 Item 11

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

  • Northwich (1837-1936)

Poor Law Unions

  • Northwich

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


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 534-537. Date accessed: 17 January 2014.