Buglawton, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Buglawton, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Congleton|
|Parish registers: 1839|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1893|
|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|
Buglawton is a suburb of Congleton, in the south-east of Cheshire. It was a parish and an urban district (i.e. effectively an independent town) from 1894 until 1936, when it was incorporated in Congleton borough.
The area of the former parish includes the hamlets of Timbersbrook, Key Green, Crossley, and Havannah, and the Cheshire side of The Cloud, a distinctive hill just outside of the boundaries of the Peak District National Park.
Buglawton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1841 from chapelry in Astbury, Cheshire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Eaton
Buga is a personal name and hlawton means "a settlement".
BUGLAWTON, is a township-chapelry in Astbury parish, Cheshire; on the river Dane and the North Stafford railway, 2 miles NE of Congleton. The post town is Congleton. The original chapel was built by 1840; church the registers of christenings begin in 1840; burials begin from 1839. There are two Methodist chapels.
Other closely associated chapelries also lying within Astbury ancient parish included the chapelries of Congleton St James, St Peter and St Stephen's, Mossley Holy Trinity, Rode, Smallwood, and Somerford; together with several places of worship for dissenters, in the parish.
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.
Buglawton St John the Evangelist 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|
|Buglawton St John the Evangelist Parish (1813) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1813-1909
|FS BT'S||1851-1856|| NONE
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 Buglawton parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers, Cheshire Record Office call no.: P141/1-3, P141/3215/1, P141/3215/2/1-3.
|Buglawton parish registers, 1840-1957||Film|
| Baptisms, 1840-1957. Marriages, 1841-Feb. 1882.
||2149024 Items 7 - 9|
| Marriages, Jan. 1882-1950. Burials, 1840-1939.
|| 2149025 Items 1 - 5|
Bishop's transcripts, Cheshire Record Office: EDB 37
|Bishop's transcripts for Buglawton, 1890-1928||Film|
|Baptisms, 1890, 1893-1894, baptisms, burials, 1928.||1647366 Item 3|
|Another filming, 1990.||1656840 Item 3|
Non Conformist Churches
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Primitive Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist
Church records for the Dane-in-Shaw Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Buglawton, Cheshire, 1911-1956 Cheshire Record Office call no.: EMS 72/5.
| Church records for the Dane-in-Shaw Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Buglawton, Cheshire, 1911-1956
| Marriages, 1911-1956.
||Granite Mountain Record Vault 2299419 Item 1|
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:
- Congleton (1837-1936)
Poor Law Unions
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
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Buglawton on GENUKI
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 100-104. Adapted. Date accessed: 01 July 2013.
- John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Adapted. Date accessed: 8 February 2013