Halton, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Halton, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Halton St Mary the Virgin
|County||Cheshire, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Runcorn|
|Parish registers: 1732|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1732|
|Diocese||Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester|
|Probate Court||Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Cheshire (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Cheshire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
HALTON, is a village, a township, and a chapelry in Runcorn parish, Cheshire. The village stands on an eminence near the Bridgewater Canal, the Northwestern railway, and the River Mersey, it is 1½ mile SE of Runcorn, and 3 miles NNE of Frodsham; it commands an extensive view along the Mersey; was once a market town; and has a post office under Preston Brook, as well as a railway station. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists.
Halton St Mary the Virgin is an ecclesiastical parish in Cheshire created from Runcorn Ancient Parish.
Halton had formerly been a chapel of ease to the parish church of Runcorn but in June 1860 it became a separate parish.
Castlefields, Christ Church (Ecumenical). Attached to Halton St Mary for C of E services. Registers of Baptisms start in 1974, and are held at Halton St Mary (no marriages or burials here).
Resources[edit | edit source]
Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]
- Type the name of the parish in the search bar
- Click on the location pin on the map
- Choose Options from the pop up box
- Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes
Census Records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Church Records[edit | edit source]
The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.
Church of England[edit | edit source]
Due to the increasing access of online records:
- Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
- Dates in the following table are approximate
Hover over the collection's title for more information
|Halton Online Parish Records|
|Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog|
|Find My Past-Cheshire ($)|
|Ancestry-Church of England BMD-Cheshire ($)|
|Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)|
|Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage|
|Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)|
|National Burial Index-FMP (Free)|
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.
- Joiner Marriage Index - Cheshire ($)
- The Genealogist Parish Registers - Cheshire ($)
- UK Websites for Parish Records - Links to online genealogical records
- Online Genealogical Index - Links to online genealogical records
Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images (coverage may vary)
- Halton, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Founded 1818, rebuilt in 1875.
- Halton, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1882.
Cheshire Record Office DocumentReference EMS 109 Halton Methodist Chapel Date 19th century - 20th century Various records 1824-1978 URL http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=017-ems109&cid=0
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage and death indexes available:
Registration Districts[edit | edit source]
- Runcorn (1837–1974)
- Halton (post 1974)
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
Probate Records[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source]
Halton on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 5 March 2013
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) , The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, ISBN 0 300 09588 0
- Starkey, H.F. (1990), Old Runcorn, Halton: Halton Borough Council