Alvanley, Cheshire Genealogy

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Alvanley St John the Evangelist was created as chapelry in the ancient parish of Frodsham. In the present church is a wooden board giving the list of curates since 1677 and vicars since 1861

The church was built in 1860 to a design by J. S. Crowther at the expense of Catherine Emma Arden, the youngest daughter of Richard Arden, 1st Baron Alvanley.

Census Records

Civil Registration

Registration Districts

Here is a list of the districts that included Alvanley from 1837, with dates of inclusion.

  • Runcorn (1837–1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974–98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998–2009)
  • Cheshire West (2009+)

Church Records

Church of England (Anglican)

Alvanley is a township-chapelry in Frodsham parish. The church is known as St. John the Evangelist. The original records are at the Cheshire Record Office:

  • Parish registers of christenings 1809-1970, marriage banns 1861-1953, burials 1791-1885. CRO call number: P 81/1/1, P 81/2/1-2, P 81/3, P 81/4.
  • Bishop's transcripts for Alvanley, 1811-1877. CRO call number: EDB 7.

The parish is included in the Cheshire Parishes collection on Record Search at

Here is a list of the parish registers available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City:

Contents Film
Baptisms, burials, 1791-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1970. Banns of marriages, 1861-1953. FHL Film
2186838 Items 10 - 13
Burials, 1813-1885. FHL Film
2186839 Item 1

Here is a list of the Bishop's transcripts available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City:

Content Film
Baptisms, burials, 1811-1829, 1831, 1830, 1832-1846, 1848-1853, baptisms, 1850-1851, burials, 1853-1856, baptisms, 1854, 1853-1856, 1854-1855, burials, 1854, 1856-1860, 1858, 1860, baptisms, 1858, 1857, 1856-1860, 1859, 1860, 1859, 1860-1865, burials, 1860-1866, baptisms, 1865-1868, burials, 1866-1868, baptisms, burials, 1873, baptisms, 1874. FHL Film
1595461 Item 3
Baptisms, 1874-1877, burials, 1874-1877. FHL Film
1595462 Item 1

Nonconformist Churches

There were no known nonconformist congregations in Alvanley.

Poor Law Unions

From 1835, Avanley was in the Poor Law Union of Runcorn.

Probate Records

Before 1858, Avanley, along with the rest of the county of Cheshire, was under the probate jurisdiction of the Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory).  Click on the link to the court for information on access to records and indexes.

Web SItes


Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, p. 96, ISBN 0 907768 18 0