Burwardsley, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Burwardsley, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
St John's Church, Burwardsley Cheshire
|Poor Law Union||Nantwich|
|Parish registers: 1818|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1818|
|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]
Burwardsley St John The Evangelist Cheshire was formed as a chapelry of Bunbury Ancient Parish in 1767 and later became an ecclesiastical parish in 1818.
The church originated in the 17th century. It has a buttress dated 1730 and the church was restored in 1795.
St John's Church, Burwardsley is in the village of Burwardsley, Cheshire, England. Its benefice is combined with those of Holy Trinity, Bickerton, St Wenefrede, Bickley, and All Saints, Harthill, Cheshire.
Burwardsley is a village and civil parish the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The parish also includes the small villages of Burwardsley, Burwardsley Hill, Higher Burwardsley.
BURWARDSLEY, a chapelry, in the parish of Bunbury, union of Nantwich, Higher division of the hundred of Broxton, S. division of the county of Chester, 2 miles (S. E. by S.) from Tattenhall. The Tattenhall station of the Chester and Crewe railway is distant about three miles only. The chapel, dedicated to St. John, erected by subscription in 1735. The Primitive Methodists have a place of worship.
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]
Burwardsley parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Burwardsley Online Parish Records|
|FMP Diocese PRs||1811-1894||1538-1910||1538-1911|
|FMP Diocese BTs||1811-1894||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]
Burwardsley, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1843.
Church records for the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Burwardsley, 1918-1958 Burwardsley is a township-chapelry in Bunbury parish.Cheshire Record Office reference number: EMS 23/1.
|Other Content||FHL Film|
|Marriages, 1918-1958.||VAULT BRITISH 2299419 Item 3|
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]
- Nantwich (1837–92)
- Chester (1892–1937)
- West Cheshire (1937–74)
- Chester and Ellesmere Port (1974–98)
- Cheshire West (post 1998) The post 2009 reorganisation of civil registration can be found online at Cheshire BMD
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
- Nantwich Poor Law Union (1837–92)
- Tarvin (previously Great Boughton) Poor Law Union, Cheshire (1892–1930)
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]
Burwardsley on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A. A Topigraphical Dictionary of England and Wales 1848, adapted 8 February 2013
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
Hubbard, Edward (1991). The Work of John Douglas. London: The Victorian Society. ISBN 0 901657 16 6. pp139,242