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A church on the site was noted in the Domesday Book. It is likely that a new church was built in the 14th century and remodelled in the 16th century. The church was completely rebuilt between 1858 and 1860 by W. H. Brakspear, although the 16th century roofs of the aisles were retained and incorporated into the new structure.  
 
A church on the site was noted in the Domesday Book. It is likely that a new church was built in the 14th century and remodelled in the 16th century. The church was completely rebuilt between 1858 and 1860 by W. H. Brakspear, although the 16th century roofs of the aisles were retained and incorporated into the new structure.  
  
BOWDON, or Bowden (St. Nicholas), a '''parish''', in the union of Altrincham, hundred of Bucklow, N. division of the county of Chester; comprising the '''chapelries of Altrincham and Carrington''', the townships of Ashley, Baguley, Bowdon, Dunham-Massey, Hale, Partington, and Timperley, and part of the townships of Agden, Ashton-upon-Mersey, and Bollington; 1 mile (S. W. by S.) from Altrincham. There are three chapels, forming separate incumbencies; viz., Altrincham, built in 1799; Carrington, built about 1760, at the cost of the Countess of Stamford; and Ringway, the date of which is uncertain.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A. ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50816#s24 A Topographical Dictionary of England and Wales]'' (1848), adapted 5 February 2013</ref><br>  
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BOWDON, or Bowden (St. Nicholas), is a '''parish''', in the union of Altrincham, hundred of Bucklow, N. division of the county of Chester; comprising the '''chapelries of Altrincham and Carrington''', the townships of <u>Ashley, Baguley, Bowdon, Dunham-Massey, Hale, Partington, and Timperley</u>, and part of the townships of <u>Agden, Ashton-upon-Mersey, and Bollington</u>; it is 1 mile (S. W. by S.) from Altrincham. There are three chapels, forming separate incumbencies; viz., Altrincham, built in 1799; Carrington, built about 1760, at the cost of the Countess of Stamford; and Ringway, the date of which is uncertain.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A. ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50816#s24 A Topographical Dictionary of England and Wales]'' (1848), adapted 5 February 2013</ref><br>
  
 
== Resources<br>  ==
 
== Resources<br>  ==

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Parish History

Bowdon St Mary the Virgin  is an ancient parish is Cheshire including originally Altrincham, Ashley, Baguley, Bowdon, Carrington, Dunham Massey, Hale (near Altrincham), Partington and Timperley and parts of Agden (near Lymm), Ashton upon Mersey and Bollington (near Lymm).

A church on the site was noted in the Domesday Book. It is likely that a new church was built in the 14th century and remodelled in the 16th century. The church was completely rebuilt between 1858 and 1860 by W. H. Brakspear, although the 16th century roofs of the aisles were retained and incorporated into the new structure.

BOWDON, or Bowden (St. Nicholas), is a parish, in the union of Altrincham, hundred of Bucklow, N. division of the county of Chester; comprising the chapelries of Altrincham and Carrington, the townships of Ashley, Baguley, Bowdon, Dunham-Massey, Hale, Partington, and Timperley, and part of the townships of Agden, Ashton-upon-Mersey, and Bollington; it is 1 mile (S. W. by S.) from Altrincham. There are three chapels, forming separate incumbencies; viz., Altrincham, built in 1799; Carrington, built about 1760, at the cost of the Countess of Stamford; and Ringway, the date of which is uncertain.[1]

Resources

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.


Registration Districts

  • Altrincham (1837–98)
  • Bucklow (1898–1974)
  • Trafford (post 1974)

registration events may be searched online at Cheshire BMD


Church Records

Bowdonn 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
FMP = FindMyPast
Acton Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1628-1909
  NONE
1628-1934
  NONE
1628-1973
  NONE
FS BT'S 1605-1900   NONE
1606-1837
  NONE
1605-1900
  NONE
FMP (£)      KN  

      KN

1628-2000
1628-2000


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. Parish registers for Bowdon, 1628-1993

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online in FamilySearch Historical Records. Here is a list of church registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Parish Records Content FHL Film
Marriages, 1628-1681, 1683-1774. Baptisms, 1628-1738. Burials, 1628-1738. BRITISH 2092999
Baptisms and burials, 1770-1812. Marriages, 1775-1828. BRITISH 2093924
Baptisms, 1813-1855. Marriages, 1828-1837. Burials, 1813-1841. BRITISH 2093925
Baptisms, 1853-1881. Burials, 1841-1884. BRITISH 2093926
Baptisms, 1881-1956. Burials, 1884-1973. BRITISH 2093927
Baptisms, June 1956-1964. Marriages, 1837-December 1872. BRITISH 2093928
Marriages, December 1872-1976. BRITISH 2093929
Banns of marriages, 1842-1908. Grave register, 1673-1993 (with index). BRITISH 2094110 Items 1 - 4

Bishop's transcripts for Bowdon, 1600-1900 Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 32

An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s Transcripts is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records

Bishop's Transcripts Contents FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600, 1606-1607, 1610-1611, 1616, 1621, 1623, 1626-1629, 1633, 1635, 1637, 1640, 1660, 1663, 1666, 1668-1676, 1678-1683, 1685, 1688, 1690-1692, 1694, 1696-1697. BRITISH 1655398 Item 3
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1697-1702,1705-1821. BRITISH 1655420
Burials, (January-December) 1821, 1838-August 1843. Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1822-1837. Baptisms 1838-1843. BRITISH 1655421
Baptisms, 1845, 1847-1871. Burials, July 1843-July 1872. BRITISH 1655422
Baptisms, 1871-1894, 1898-1900. Burials, (June-December), 1871-1900. BRITISH 1655423 Item 1
Non-Conformist Churches

Bowdon, St. Paul's Methodist Church (Wesleyan), Enville Road. Built in 1880.
Bowdon, Methodist Church (Wesleyan), Vicarage Lane.
Bowdon, Methodist Church (Wesleyan), Priory Street.
Bowdon, Presbyterian Church, Delamere Road. Built in 1872.


Non-Conformist Records:


Bowdon- Bowdon Wesleyan, Enville Road Manchester Central Library collection:
Baptisms-1857-1927- MFPR 2134
Baptisms-1927-1966- Archives C18/5

Their website is here.

Church records for Wesleyan Methodist Church, Bowdon, 1857-1927

Non-Conformist Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1857-1927. BRITISH 2357269 Item 11

Bowdon Vale Methodist church

Bowdon Downs- Bowden Downs Congregational Manchester City Library collection
Burials-1881-1887- MFPR 2157

Bowdon- Partington Independent Baptisms-1815-1837- MFPR 292. Also searchable http://www.bmdregisters.co.uk/

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 241233.



Poor Law Unions

Altrincham (renamed Bucklow) Poor Law Union, Cheshire

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.


Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England and Wales (1848), adapted 5 February 2013

To take an online 360 tour of the church http://www.bowdonchurch.org/#/st-marys/4535967268

Bibliography

  • Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven & London: Yale University Press, pp. 110, ISBN 0 300 09588 0
  • Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford
  • Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, pp. 113, ISBN 0 907768 18 0