Aston by Sutton, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Aston by Sutton, Cheshire family history and genealogy:  parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.

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Parish History

ASTON-BY-SUTTON, is a parochial chapelry, in the parish and union of Runcorn, hundred of Bucklow, N. division of the county of Chester, it is 1 mile (S. by W.) from Preston-Brook.[1]

Aston by Sutton St Peter was initially a chapelry in the Ancient Parish of Runcorn and included Aston by Sutton, Aston Grange, Sutton (near Runcorn) and a small part of Dutton, becoming a parish church in its own right from 1861.

St Peter's Church, Aston-by-Sutton is in Aston Lane in the small hamlet of Aston-by-Sutton, Cheshire near to the town of Runcorn.

The first religious building in the hamlet was a chapel of ease in the parish of Runcorn built in 1236 by Sir Thomas de Dutton which was known as the chapel of Poosey (or Pooseye).

The first chapel on the site of the present church was built in the early 16th century, not later than 1542. Following this the present chancel was built in 1697 for Sir Willoughby Aston, the architect possibly being John Vanbrugh.


Civil Registration

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. 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 a nd death indexes available:

Registration Districts
  • Runcorn

Church Records

Aston by Sutton St Peter 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
Aston by Sutton St Peter Chapelry (1623) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1671-1909
FS BT'S 1671-1893   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.

Parish registers of Aston-by-Sutton, 1635-1997

Cheshire Record Office call number: P128/1/1-2, P128/2/1-3, P128/5422/1, P128/3/1-2, P128/5422/2, P128/4/1-2, P128/5422/5, P128/2992/1

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records. Here is a list of church records on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Parish registers Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1635-1974. Marriages, 1635-1961. Burials, 1635-1997. Banns of marriages, 1830-1909. BRITISH
2197742 Items 1 - 13

Bishop's transcripts for Aston-by-Sutton, 1623-1894 The parish church is St. Peter. Aston-by-Sutton was formerly a chapelry in the parish of Runcorn.Cheshire Record Office number: EDB 12

Bishop's transcripts Contents FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1623, 1636-1637, 1641, 1665-1666, 1671-1676, 1678-1679, 1682-1685, 1687-1731, 1733-1739, 1741-1843. Baptisms 1821, 1844-1893. Burials 1844-1894. BRITISH
1655364 Item 2
Another filming BRITISH
1656808 Item 2

An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s transcripts is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records.

Non-Conformist Churches


Census records

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.

Probate records

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.

Poor Law Unions

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 104-108.


  • Richards, Raymond (1950), "The Lesser Chapels of Cheshire: The Church of St. Peter, Aston by Sutton", Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society: 115–135
  • Salter, Mark (1995), The Old Parish Churches of Cheshire, Malvern: Folly Publications, ISBN 1871731232
  • Starkey, H. F. (1990), Old Runcorn, Halton Borough Council