Great Budworth, Cheshire Genealogy
Great Budworth, St. Mary and All Saints (C of E). A large ancient parish, originally serving the townships of Allostock, Anderton, Antrobus, Appleton, Aston by Budworth, Barnton, Bartington, Birches, Castle Northwich, Cogshall, Comberbach, Crowley, Dutton (part), Great Budworth, Hartford (part), Hulse, Lach Dennis, Little Leigh, Lostock Gralam, Marbury (near Northwich), Marston, Nether Peover, Northwich, Peover Inferior, Pickmere, Plumley, Rudheath (part), Seven Oaks, Stretton (near Runcorn), Tabley Inferior, Whitley Inferior, Whitley Superior, Wincham, Winnington and Witton cum Twambrooks
Lower Peover, St. Oswald (C of E) formed an ancient chapelry in Great Budworth parish.
In the Domesday Book there is a reference to a priest at Great Budworth. The church and its living were given to the Augustinian canons of Norton Priory by William FitzNigel, Constable of Chester and Baron of Halton in 1130. Geoffrey de Dutton was an early benefactor of the church. The oldest part of the present church, the Lady Chapel, dates from the 14th century; the rest of the church from the 15th and 16th centuries. Rowland Egerton-Warburton of Arley Hall paid for a restoration of the church in the 1850s.
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.
- Runcorn (1837–1974)
- Vale Royal (1974–98)
- Cheshire Central (1998–2009)
- Cheshire West (post 2009)
Registration events can be searched online at Cheshire BMD.
Great Budworth 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|
|Great Budworth (1558) Parish Online Records|
|FS BT'S|| 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.
Parish registers for Great Budworth exist, 1558-1956. Some Latin in early registers.
Call numbers for parish registers in the Cheshire Record Office are: P41/1/1-4, P41/2/1-4, P41/3315/1, P41/3997/1, P41/3997/4-7, P41/3/1-15, P41/4/1-7, P41/5/1-4. Film copies in the Family History Library (FHL) are listed in the following table.
|Parish registers Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1558-1734.||2262979|
|Baptisms, 1734-1923 (fire damage to registers, 1734-1812). Marriages, 1734-1754 (fire damage).||2262980|
|Marriages, July 1841-1884, 1893-1912.||2262982|
|Marriages, 1884-1893, 1912-1956. Banns of marriages, 1754-June 1840.||2298975|
|Banns of marriages, May 1840-1950. Burials, 1734-1839.||2298976|
|Burials, 1839-1892.||2298977 Item 1 - 2|
Bishop's transcripts for Great Budworth, 1605-1900 Cheshire Record Office call number: EDB 97.
|Bishop's transcripts Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials 1605-1608, 1612-1614, 1617-1622, 1625-1631, 1634, 1638-1642, 1658-1660, 1662, 1665-1671, 1673-1685, 1690-1738, 1741-1833.||1655825|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1756.||1894725 Item 1|
|Marriages, burials, 1833. Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1834-1837. Baptisms, burials, 1838, 1840-1844, 1870-1900.||1655826 Item 1|
Great Budworth, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Cheshire Record Office DocumentReference EMS 176
LITTLE BUDWORTH CHAPEL Date 1888-1924
Description Trustees' records book The chapel was built by the Wesleyan Methodists in 1888
Extent 1 vol
Their website is here.
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.
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
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any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.
- Clifton-Taylor, Alec (1974), English Parish Churches as Work of Art, London: Batsford, p. 240, ISBN 0 7134 2776 0
- Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 170–175
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) , The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 227–228, ISBN 0 300 09588 0
- Bilsborough, Norman (1983), The Treasures of Cheshire, Manchester: The North West Civic Trust, p. 141, ISBN 0901347353
- Salter, Mark (1995), The Old Parish Churches of Cheshire, Malvern: Folly Publications, p. 40, ISBN 1871731232