Latchford St James, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Latchford St James, 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 Latchford St James, Lancashire.

Latchford St James, Cheshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Bucklow
County Cheshire
Poor Law Union Warrington
Registration District Warrington
Records begin
Parish registers: 1777
Bishop's Transcripts: 1784
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]

LATCHFORD, a chapelry, in the parish of Grappenhall, union of Warrington, hundred of Bucklow, N. division of the county of Chester. The late chapel, dedicated to St. James, was consecrated in 1781. The village stands on the River Mersey at the boundary with Lancashire, it is 1 mile SE of Warrington; it is partly within Warrington borough; and has a station on the Manchester, Lymm, and Warrington railway. The post-town is Warrington. There are chapels for Baptists and Primitive Methodists.[1] [2]

Latchford St James is an Ecclesiastical Parish partly in Cheshire and partly in Lancashire. It was created in 1796 from the Lancashire part of Grappenhall Ancient Parish (Cheshire). The church is located on Wilderspool Causeway.

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]

Latchford St James 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
Latchford St James Parish (1777) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1777-1914

FS PR's 1777-1909
FS BT'S 1784-1882

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.

Parish registers for St. James' Church, Latchford, 1777-1970 St. James Latchford was a chapelry in the parish of Grappenhall. Some records are identified as St. James Warrington which was a district and parish surrounding and contiguous to Grappenhall.
Cheshire Record Office reference: P147/1-4, 6; P147/3364/1-3; P147/3364/1/2, P147/3364/2/2-4, P147/3364/3/2.

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online in FamilySearch Historical Records (formerly Record Search)

Parish registers Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1777-1851. Burials, 1782-1812. BRITISH 1656401 Items 8 - 10
Baptisms, 1851-1914. Marriages, 1833-1910. Burials, 1813-1917. BRITISH 1656402
Baptisms, 1914-1942. Marriages, 1910-1931. VAULT BRITISH 2191574 Items 5 - 7
Marriages, Aug. 1931-1944. Burials, 1917-1961. VAULT BRITISH 2191575 Items 1 - 2

Parish registers for Christ Church, Latchford, 1863-1940 Cheshire Record Office reference: P249/1, P249/2/1-4.

Parish registers Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1863-1902. Marriages, 1866-1940 (4 registers). BRITISH 2105799 Items 6 - 10

Bishop's transcripts for Latchford, 1784-1882 Latchford is a chapelry in the parish of Grappenhall. The name of the church is St. James. Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 124

An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s Transcripts (Diocese of Chester) is available online in FamilySearch Historical Records (formerly Record Search)

Bishop's transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, burials, 1784-1814, 1816-1832, 1837, 1841. Baptisms, 1815, 1851, 1882. Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1833-1836; 1838-1840. BRITISH 1647517 Item 4
Non-Conformists 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 (1837-45)
  • Warrington (1845-98)

Poor Law Union[edit | edit source]

  • Runcorn (1837-45)
  • Warrington (1845-98)

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]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Latchford on Genuki

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848, adapted 22 March 2013
  2. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales )1870-72). Date Accessed: 22 March 2013