Stockton Heath, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Stockton Heath, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Part of this parish is in Lancashire. See also Stockton Heath, Lancashire.

Stockton Heath, Cheshire
Stockton Heath St Thomas Cheshire.jpg
Stockton Heath St Thomas Cheshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bucklow
County Cheshire
Poor Law Union Runcorn
Registration District Runcorn
Records begin
Parish registers: 1838
Bishop's Transcripts: 1838
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]

STOCKTON-HEATH, is a village in Great Budworth parish, and a chapelry partly also in Runcorn parish Cheshire. The village stands on the Bridgewater canal, it is 1 mile South of Warrington railway station; has a post-office under Warrington. The chapelry was constituted in 1838. The church was built in 1826. There is a Methodist chapel.[1]

Stockton Heath is an Ecclesiastical Parish partly in the county of Cheshire and partly in Lancashire; created in 1838 from Great Budworth, Cheshire Ancient Parish and Runcorn, Cheshire Ancient Parish (both Cheshire) and Warrington Ancient Parish (Lancashire). Stockton Heath is a civil parish and suburban area of the Borough of Warrington in Cheshire, England. It is located to the north of the Bridgewater Canal and to the south of the Manchester Ship Canal, which divides Stockton Heath from Latchford and north Warrington. The civil parish is part of Warrington Unitary authority and it has a Warrington postcode but remains part of the ceremonial county of Cheshire and emergency services are provided by Cheshire.

Stockton Heath, St. Thomas was founded in 1838 as the parish church for Acton Grange, Appleton (part), Walton Inferior and Walton Superior.

For more information see: Stockport.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Stockton Heath St Thomas 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
Stockton Heath St Thomas Parish (1838) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1838-1893

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.

St. Thomas' Church, Stockton-Heath parish registers:Cheshire Record Office call no.: P58/1/1-4, P58/3375/2/1-4, P58/3375/3/1-4, P58/3375/4/1-2, P58/3375/12/1-3.

Parish registers from St. Thomas' Church, Stockton-Heath, 1838-1947 Film
Baptisms, 1838-1947. Marriages, 1841-1928.
2106219 Items 2 - 9
Marriages, 1928-1945. Burials, 1839-1944. Register of graves, ca. 1839-1946. Sunday School books, 1833-1879.
2106220 Items 1 - 8

St. Thomas' Church in Stockton-Heath Bishop's transcripts: Cheshire Record Office: EDB 189

Bishop's transcripts for St. Thomas' Church in Stockton-Heath, 1838-1844 Film
Baptisms, 1838, baptisms, burials, 1839-1844. 1647671 Item 3
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Non-Conformist records:

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

Church records for Stockton-Heath Wesleyan Methodist church, 1888-1962: Microfilm of original records in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England.

Church records for Stockton-Heath Wesleyan Methodist church, 1888-1962 Film
Baptisms, 1888-1962
2000039 Item 8

Providence Chapel (Stockton-Heath, Cheshire: Independent) Microfilm of original records at the Public Record Office, London.<

Providence Chapel (Stockton-Heath, Cheshire: Independent) Church records, 1815-1855
Church records
20053 Item 1
Another filming. London: Public Record Office, 1986. on 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm.
1482409 Item 6

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 (1897–1974)
  • Warrington (post 1974)

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Runcorn Poor Law Union, Cheshire

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]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

Stockton Heath on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetter of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 8 April 2013

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