Runcorn Weston St John, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Runcorn Weston St John, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Runcorn Weston St John, Cheshire
St John the Evangelist Weston Runcorn .jpg
St John the Evangelist Weston Runcorn
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bucklow
County Cheshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Runcorn
Registration District Runcorn
Records begin
Parish registers: 1842
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Frodsham
Diocese Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
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]

RUNCORN (St. Bartholomew), is a sea-port and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Bucklow, the Northern division of the county of Chester; it is 9 miles SW by W from Warrington, and 12 miles ESE from Liverpool.

The parish includes the chapelries of Aston-by-Sutton, Daresbury, Halton, and Thelwall; and the townships of Acton-Grange, Aston-Grange, Clifton, Hatton,Keckwick, Moore, Newton-by-Daresbury, Norton, Preston-on-the-Hill, Stockham, Sutton, Walton Inferior and Superior, and Weston. [1]

Runcorn Weston St John is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1842 from Runcorn, Cheshire Genealogy Ancient Parish.

St John the Evangelist's Church, Weston is in Weston, once a separate village and now part of the town of Runcorn, Cheshire, England. The church is a Grade II* listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Frodsham

The church was built between 1897 and 1898 to a design by Douglas and Fordham at a cost of over £5,000 (£410 thousand as of 2010). St John's became a separate parish in 1931.

Resources[edit | edit source]

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]

Ruston Weston St John 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
Ruston Weston St John Parish (1842) Online Records


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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. 

Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Parish registers for Weston (near Runcorn) St. John's Church 1914-1954 Cheshire Record Office call nos.: P116/3511/1, P116/1/1-3, P116/3511/2/1-2

Parish registers for Weston St. John's Church
Baptisms, 1914-1954. Marriages, 1924-1940
2262947 Items 17 - 20
Marriages, 1941-1952
2262977 Items 1 - 2
Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

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]

Runcorn 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.

See also England, Cheshire Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

Runcorn Weston St John on GENUKI

Runcorn On GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 5 April 2013

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