Bickerton, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

BICKERTON, a township and a chapelry in Malpas parish, Cheshire. The township lies 4 miles S of Beeston railway station, and 5 NE of Malpas; and has a post office under Whitchurch. The chapelry is more extensive than the township; and was constituted in 1843.[1]

Bickerton Holy Trinity is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1840 from  Malpas, Cheshire Ancient Parish.Other places in the parish include: Broxton, Bulkeley, Duckington, Egerton, and Larkton.

Bickerton is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, about eight miles (13 km) north of Whitchurch in Shropshire. The parish also includes the small settlement of Gallantry Bank. Bickerton appears in the Domesday survey as Bicretone. It was owned by Drogo from Robert FitzHugh, baron of Malpas, and was found waste at the time of the survey. Woodland extending to half a league (about ¾ mile) was recorded. The name is Anglo-Saxon in origin, and relates to bees.

Holy Trinity Church, Bickerton stands to the north of the village of Bickerton, Cheshire, England The church is a Grade II listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester, and the deanery of Malpas. Its benefice is combined with those of St Wenefrede's Church, Bickley , St John's Church,  Burwardsley, Cheshire and All Saints Church, Harthill, Cheshire.


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

  • Nantwich (1837–1937)
  • Crewe (1937–74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974–88)
  • South Cheshire (1988–98)
  • Cheshire Central (post 1998) The post 2009 reorganisation of civil registration can be found online at Cheshire BMD

Church records

Bickerton parish 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
Bickerton Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1836-1909
FS BT'S 1855-1909   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.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Non Conformist Churches

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.

Poor Law Unions

Nantwich Poor Law Union

Whitchurch Incorporation Poor Law Union, Shropshire Duckington and Larkton

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Wilson, John Marius,Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) adapted 2 February 2013

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.