Lower Peover, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Lower Peover, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Lower Peover, Cheshire|
St Oswald's Church, Lower Peover
|County||Cheshire, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Altrincham|
|Parish registers: 1570|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1600|
|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]
PEOVER (Lower), is a chapelry in Great Budworth parish, Cheshire; on the River Peover, 2¾ miles S by W of Knutsford railway station. It comprises the townships of Nether Peover, Inferior Peover, Allostock, and Plumley; and its post town is Nether Peover, under Knutsford.
Lower Peover St Oswald was formed as an ancient chapelry later a parish from Great Budworth, Cheshire Genealogy Ancient parish. Peover is pronounced Pee-ver.
An ancient chapelry in Great Budworth parish, including the townships of Allostock, Peover Inferior, Nether Peover and Plumley
A church has been on this site since at least 1269, when it was a chapel of ease to Great Budworth. A south chapel was added around 1610 and the north chapel in 1624.
Resources[edit | edit source]
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- Click on the location pin on the map
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- 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
|Lower Peover 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)
- 1671-1900 England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index (dates may vary by parish)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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]
- Altrincham (1837–98)
- Bucklow (1898–1974)
- Macclesfield (1974–98)
- Cheshire East (post 1998)
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
- Altrincham (1836–95)
- Bucklow (1895–1930).
- Altrincham (renamed Bucklow) Poor Law Union, Cheshire Genealogy
- part Northwich Poor Law Union, Cheshire Genealogy
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]
Lower Peover (see Peover Inferior) on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 26 March 2013
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: B. T Batsford, pp. 200–204
Salter, Mark (1995), The Old Parish Churches of Cheshire, Malvern: Folly Publications, pp. 44–45, ISBN 1871731232
Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) , The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 258, ISBN 0 300 09588 0