Aldford, Cheshire Genealogy

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Aldford St John the Baptist is an Ancient parish and  includes: Buerton, Edgerley, Churton by Aldford, and Buerton near Chester.

The church was built in 1866 on the site of a previous church to a design by John Douglas at the expense of Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster.

The church is built in red sandstone with a grey-green slate roof and a shingled spire.

Both the pulpit and the font are in marble. The reredos contains five panels of mosaics by Salviati. The stained glass in the east window of the chapel dates from the 19th century and was made by Morris & Co. to a design by Burne-Jones. In the church are memorials some of which have come from the previous church. These include a monument to the memory of Lieut. Job Watson Royle who was killed in 1812 at the Battle of Badajoz. Another memorial is a wooden tablet to Frances Jones who died in 1719. In the vestry is a benefaction board covering the period 1682–1723. At the base of the tower is a list of rectors going back to about 1300.

Church Records

Aldford, St. John the Baptist (C of E). An ancient parish church, serving the townships of Aldford, Buerton, Churton by Aldford and Edgerley. The church was rebuilt in 1866. Registers of baptisms 1639–1919, marriages 1641–2002 and burials 1639–1858 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office, where Bishop's Transcripts survive from 1599.

Parish registers for Aldford, Cheshire, 1639-1982 Cheshire Record Office call number: P91/1/1-3, 2/1-2, P91/3/1-2, P91/5352/1, P91/4.
Romily or Chadkirk was a chapelry in Stockport parish.

Early registers (baptisms, marriages to 1754, burials), 1639-1812 (Includes baptisms, marriages and burials from Romily). Baptisms, 1813-1919. Marriages and banns, 1754-1812. Marriages, 1813-1933. FHL BRITISH Film 2106919 Items 11 - 18

Marriages, 1932-1982. Burials, 1813-1858. Churchyard graves list, 1854. FHL BRITISH Film 2106920 Items 1 - 3

Bishop's transcripts for Aldford, 1599-1915 Microfilm of original records in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England.
Cheshire Record Office call number: EDB 3 Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1599, 1604-1605, 1610, 1613-1614, 1617-1620, 1622-1630, 1641, 1662-1671, 1676-1677, 1679, 1680, 1679, 1696, 1681, 1691, 1685, 1695, 1682, 1684, 1683, 1697, 1699, 1701-1724, 1726-1826, 1829-1830, 1827-1828, 1831-1838, 1840-1841 Baptisms, burials, 1842-1850 FHL BRITISH Film
1647804 Item 2

Baptisms, burials, 1850-1852 Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1853-1857 Baptisms, burials, 1862-1866 Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1870-1871, 1869, 1868-1865 (filmed backwards), 1872-1882 Baptisms, burials, 1883-1889, 1891-1899, 1901, 1900, 1902, 1913-1915 FHL BRITISH Film 1647805 Item 1

Non-Conformist Churches

Aldford, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1891, closed in 1979. Registers 1963–1974 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

Non-Conformist Records

Poor Law Unions

Registration Districts


  •  Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 57–58, ISBN 0 300 09588 0
  • Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, pp. 93, 95, ISBN 0 907768 18 0