Rostherne, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Rostherne, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Rostherne-Saint Mary's Church
|Poor Law Union||Altrincham|
|Registration District||Altrincham; Macclesfield|
|Parish registers: 1594|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1600|
|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|
ROSTHERNE, is a village and a township in Altrincham district, and a parish partly also in Macclesfield district, Cheshire. The village stands 3½ miles N of Knutsford railway station, and has a post-office under Knutsford. The parish contains the townships of Tatton, Marthall, Mere, Peover-Superior, Tabley-Superior, Millington, High Leigh, Snelson, and part of Agden. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelries of Bollington and Hoo-Green, in the diocese of Chester. Chapels for Independents, Baptists, and Wesleyans, are in Millington.
Rostherne St Mary is an ancient parish in Cheshire and includes: Millington, Over Tabley, Snelson, Tabley Superior, Mere, Acton, Agden, Agden near Altrincham, Bollington, and Tatton Birkinheath, Bucklow Hill (part) and Yarwood Heath.
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.
Rostherne St Mary parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|CPR = Cheshire Parish Register Project - free|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|Rostherne St Mary Parish (1594) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1594-1909
|FS BT'S||1600-1874|| 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.
Record Search includes the parish in Cheshire Parish collection.
Parish registers from Rostherne, 1594-1919 Cheshire Record Office call numbers: P47/1/1-5, P47/2/1-2, P47/3/1-5, P47/5/1-3.
|Parish registers Content||FHL Film|
|Marriages, 1594-1754. Baptisms, burials, 1596-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1856|| BRITISH 1941850 Items 4 - 10|
|Baptisms, 1855-1919. Marriages and banns, 1754-1789. Marriages, 1789-1870. Burials, 1813-1874. Register of graves, 1757-1780, 1784-1814.||BRITISH 1941851|
|Register of graves, 1814-1903.||BRITISH 1941868 Items 1 - 3|
Bishop's transcripts for Rostheme, 1608-1875 Cheshire Record Office call number: EDB/176
|Bishop's Transcript Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1608, 1612-1613, 1616, 1621-1623, 1627, 1633-1634, 1636-1637 1639-1640, 1658, 1665-1666, 1669-1676, 1679-1685, 1690-1696, 1698-1738, 1741-1749, 1751-1759, 1761-1799, 1803-1813.||BRITISH 1751559 Item 2|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1786-1793, 1795-1799, 1802-1803, 1805-1806, 1808-1812, 1814-1824, 1834-1837. Baptisms, 1838-1849, 1851-1875. Burials, 1813, 1869-1875.||BRITISH 1751560|
- Methodist New Connexion
- Wesleyan Methodist
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
|Bucklow Hill Chapel (Rostherne, Cheshire : Independent)||FHLFilm|
| Church records 1831-1836
||BRITISH 20049 Item 14|
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:
- Altrincham (1837–98)
- Bucklow (1898–1974)
- Macclesfield (1974–98)
- Cheshire East (post 1998)
Poor Law Unions
- Altrincham (1836–95)
- Bucklow (1895–1930)
- Altrincham (renamed Bucklow) Poor Law Union, Cheshire
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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Rostherne on GENUKI
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 29 Jan 2013
- 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.
- 'CPR Project Progress (As on 17 January 2014),' Cheshire Parish Register Project, accessed 1 February 2014.
- Cheshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 16 October 2013.
Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) , The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 324, ISBN 0 300 09588 0Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 286–288