Weston (near Runcorn), Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Weston (near Runcorn), Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Weston (near Runcorn), Cheshire|
|Poor Law Union||Runcorn|
|Parish registers: 1866|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1866|
|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]
WESTON, a township, with a village, in Runcorn parish, Cheshire; at the influx of the River Weaver to the Mersey, 2 miles SSW of Runcorn. It includes Weston Point chapelry; and it has a church, a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, extensive freestone quarries, extensive chemical works, spacious wet docks, and a branch mineral railway to Runcorn.
Weston became a parish in 1866.
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]
Weston (near Runcorn) parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Weston (near Runcorn) Online Parish Records|
|FMP Diocese PRs||1842-1909||1538-1910||1538-1911|
|FMP Diocese BTs||1842-1909||1576-1906||1576-1906|
|FS Catalog PRs|
|FS Catalog BTs|
Weston Point parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Weston Point Online Parish Records|
|FMP Diocese PRs||1538-1911||1538-1910||1538-1911|
|FMP Diocese BTs||1576-1906||1576-1906||1576-1906|
|FS Catalog PRs|
|FS Catalog BTs|
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Records are also available at the Cheshire Archives and Local Studies.
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images
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 (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.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]
Weston (near Runcorn) on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 20 March 2019.