Buglawton, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Buglawton is a suburb of Congleton, in the south-east of Cheshire. It was a parish and an urban district (i.e. effectively an independent town) from 1894 until 1936, when it was incorporated in Congleton borough.

The area of the former parish includes the hamlets of Timbersbrook, Key Green, Crossley, and Havannah, and the Cheshire side of The Cloud, a distinctive hill just outside of the boundaries of the Peak District National Park. At 343 metres (1,125 ft) in height, it is one of the tallest hills in the area. The Cloud lies just off the A523 road near the village of Bosley in South Cheshire, and offers views over Congleton, Biddulph, Macclesfield, Holmes Chapel, and the Greater Manchester area.

Buglawton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1841 from chapelry in  Astbury, Cheshire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Eaton

Buga is a personal name and hlawton means "a settlement".

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Buglawton like this:

BUGLAWTON, a township-chapelry in Astbury parish, Cheshire; on the river Dane and the North Stafford railway, 2 miles NE of Congleton. Post Town, Congleton. Acres, 2,852. Real property, £8,127. Pop., 2,014. Houses, 411. B. Hall is the seat of the Pearsons. There are several silk-mills and a cotton-mill. The living is a p. curacy in the dio. of Chester. Value, £160.* Patron, the Rector of Astbury. The church is good. There are two Methodist chapels and a national school.



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.Events may aslo be searched online at Cheshire BMD

Church records

Buglawton 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
Buglawton Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1813-1909
1841-1882   NONE
FS BT'S 1851-1856   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. The first film number is 241249.

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.

Poor Law Unions

Congleton Poor Law Union, Cheshire

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

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