Alsager, Cheshire Genealogy

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

Alsager, Cheshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Broxton
County Cheshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Great Boughton
Registration District Great Boughton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1639
Bishop's Transcripts: 1599
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Malpas
Diocese Chester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Cheshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ALSAGER, is a chapelry, in the parish of Barthomley, the union of Congleton, hundred of Northwich, S. division of the county of Chester, it is 4 miles W from Church Lawton. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

Alsager Christ Church was built as a chapel of ease for the Ancient parish of Barthomley.

The church was built in 1789–90 at the expense of three "Ladies of the Manor of Alsager", Mary, Margaret and Judith Alsager, to a design by Thomas Stringer. It was a chapel of ease to St Bertoline's Church. Barthomley and became a parish church in 1946. To celebrate the centenary of the church a new organ was acquired and dedicated in 1889.

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]

Alsagar was formerly a chapelry in the parish of Barthomley, St. Bertoline (C of E).

  • Alsager, Christ Church (C of E). Built in 1789 as a chapel to Barthomley, and assigned to the township of Alsager in 1852, becoming a separate parish in 1946. Registers of Baptisms 1789–1889, Marriages 1852–1868 and Burials 1789–1908 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Alsager, St. Mary Magdalene (C of E). Built in 1898 as a new parish church for Alsager. Registers of Baptisms 1899–1986 and Marriages 1898–2003 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office (no burials here).  Cheshire Record Office reference: P278/1-3, P278/3636/1-2, P278/4737/1.
  • Bishop's transcripts for Christ Church in Alsager, 1789-1842, Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 4.

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online inRecord Search at

Alsager parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)
FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
Alsager Christ Church Chapelry (1789) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1813-1889

FS PR's 1789-1889
FS BT'S 1798-1842   NONE

Here is a list of Alsager parish records on microfilm at theFamily History Library in Salt Lake City.

Parish Registers Content Film
Baptisms, 1789-1889. Marriages, 1852-1868. Burials, 1789-1865. BRITISH 1655851 Items 7-11
Burials, 1865-1908 BRITISH 2045909 Item 11
Bishop's Transcripts Content Film
Baptisms, burials, 1789-1842 BRITISH 1595460 Item 1

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

  • Alsager, St. Gabriel (Roman Catholic). Built in 1955.
  • Alsager, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Chapel Lane/Hassall Road. Built in 1834, rebuilt in 1852.
  • Alsager, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Crewe Road. Built in 1862, closed in 1969. .
  • Alsager, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Wesley Place/Lawton Road. Built in 1869.
  • Alsager, United Reformed Church (formerly Independent/Congregational). Built in 1877

Non-Conformist Records:

  • Sandbach and Alsager Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, baptisms 1838-1956. Localities include Sandbach, Sandbach Heath, Alsager, Elton, Bradwall, Smallwood, Warmingham, Betchton, Coppenhall, Odd Rode, Crewe, Congleton, Lawton, Nantwich, Biddulph, Ettiley Heath, Thurlwood, Rode Heath, Willaston, Sproston, Hassall, Haslington, and Elworth.
  • Alsager Primitive Methodist, baptisms 1863-1967.

An index for Cheshire Non-conformist records is available online in Record Search at It includes the Sandbach and Alsager Wesleyan Methodist Circuit baptisms. 

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

Content FHLFilm
Sandbach and Alsager Wesleyan Circuit,
Baptisms, 1838-1956
BRITISH  2299550 Item 7
Alsager Primitive Methodist,
Baptisms, 1863-1967
BRITISH  2299417 Item 14

The following records are in the collection of The National Archives, Kew, London:

  • Alsager, Chapel Lane Methodist Chapel, 1911-1968 Minutes, accounts. (Cheshire Record Office Reference EMS 206.)
    A chapel was built in Chapel Lane, now Hassall Road, by the Wesleyan Methodists in 1834. This became the Sunday School when the new chapel was built in 1852.  Extent 11 files:
  • Alsager, Crewe Road Methodist Chapel, 1863-1973.   Registers, minutes, records related to the chapel buildings. (Cheshire Record Office Reference EMS 207.)  The chapel was built by the Primitive Methodists in 1862, closed in 1969 and subsequently sold. Extent 7 files. Access restricted for 50 years, accept registers: [1]
  • Alsager Wesley Place Methodist Chapel, 1869-1973.  Minutes, accounts, records related to the chapel and school buildings. (Cheshire Record Office Reference EMS 208.) The chapel was built in Lawton Road by the Wesleyan Methodists in 1869. Extent 15 files. Access restricted for 50 years:

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]

  •  Congleton (1837–1937)
  •  Crewe (1937–74)
  •  Congleton and Crewe (1974–88)
  •  South Cheshire (1988–98)
  •  Cheshire East (post 1998)

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]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

Alsager on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 44-49. Date accessed: 8 Nov 2013.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 58–59, ISBN 0 300 09588 0
Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, pp. 95, ISBN 0 907768 18 0