Winsford, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Winsford, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
OVER (St. Chad), a market-town and parish, having separate jurisdiction, locally in the First division of the hundred of Eddisbury, partly in the union of Nantwich, but chiefly in that of Northwich, S. division of the county of Chester. Between the parishes of Over and Davenham, is Winsford bridge, where the navigation ends. There is a place of worship for Independents. 
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.
The district church for Stockport Etchells from 1882.
Gatley 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|
|Winsford Christ Church Chapelry (1844) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| NONE
| FS BT's
Winsford is formerly a chapelry attached to Over parish, but located in Davenham parish. Winsford is a village in Wharton township. Called Christ Church.
Here is a list of registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Bishop's transcripts for Winsford, 1844-1854 Cheshire Record Office: EDB 223
| Bishops Transcripts: Winsford
| Baptisms, 1844-1854.
|| 1647761 Item 4|
- Wesleyan Methodist
- New Connexion Methodist
- Primitive Methodist
- United Methodist Free
Non-Conformists Church Records:
Church records for St. Paul's United Methodist Free Chapel, Winsford, 1868-1958 Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EMS 236/1/1-5; EMS 236/2/1-3.
|Church records for St. Paul's United Methodist Free Chapel, Winsford||Film|
| Baptisms, 1868-1924. Marriages, 1921-1958.
|| 2299528 Items 9 - 16|
Church records for the Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel, Winsford, 1901-1919 Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EMS 232/1/1.
|Church records for the Bethesda Primitive Methodist Chapel, Winsford||Film|
| Baptisms, 1901-1919.
|| 2299528 Item 4|
Church records for the Central Primitive Methodist Chapel, Winsford, 1861-1914 Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EMS 233/1/1-2.
|Church records for the Central Primitive Methodist Chapel, Winsford||Film|
| Baptisms, 1861-1885, 1905-1914.
|| 2299528 Items 5 - 6|
Church records for the New Connexion Methodist Church, Winsford, 1904-1952 Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EMS 235/1/1, EMS 235/2/1.
|Church records for the New Connexion Methodist Church, Winsford||Film|
| Baptisms, 1904-1931. Marriages, 1938-1952.
|| 2299528 Items 7 - 8|
Church records for the Wharton Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Winsford, 1838-1957Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EMS 237/1/1-4, EMS 237/2/1-4.
| Church records for the Wharton Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Winsford
| Baptisms, 1838-1949. Marriages, 1904-1957.
|| 2299528 Items 17 - 24|
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:
- Northwich (1837-1936)
- Northwich (1936-74)
- Vale Royal (1974-98)
- Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
- Cheshire (2007-09)
- Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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. 495-498. Date accessed: 17 January 2014.