Thelwall, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Thelwall, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Thelwall All Saints Cheshire
|Poor Law Union||Warrington|
|Parish registers: 1782|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1812|
|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]
THELWALL, is a township, in the parochial chapelry of Daresbury, parish of Runcorn, union of Warrington, East division of the hundred of Bucklow, North division of the county of Chester, it is 3 miles (E. S. E.) from Warrington. The church, dedicated to All Saints, was rebuilt in 1843.
Thelwall All Saints was formed as chapel to Runcorn All Saints, Cheshire Ancient parish and became the parish church for part of Thelwall in 1870; other parts of the parish from 1866 are served by All Saints Latchford, Cheshire.
The origins of a church or chapel at Thelwall are unclear. It has been thought that a chapel was built by Richard Brooke of Norton Priory but a legal suit in 1663 suggests that there was a chapel on the site before this date. At this time Thelwall was in the parish of Runcorn. In 1663 the chapel on the site was restored by Robert Pickering. After this the chapel fell into disrepair. It was restored again and re-opened in 1782.By the following century the church was too small for its congregation and in 1843 a new church was built and consecrated.
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]
Thelwall parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Thelwall Online Parish Records|
|FMP Diocese PRs||1538-1911||1538-1910||1538-1911|
|FMP Diocese BTs||1576-1906||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]
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 (1845–96)
- Runcorn (1896–1937)
- Warrington post 1937
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
- Runcorn (1836–45)
- Warrington Poor Law Union, Lancashire (1845–96)
- Runcorn (1896–1930)
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.
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]
Thelwall on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 12 April 2013
[edit | edit source]
Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) , The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 356–357, ISBN 0 300 09588 0