Dane Bridge, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

DANE-BRIDGE, is an ecclesiastical parish, partly in the parish of Davenham, and partly in the parochial chapelry of Witton, parish of Great Budworth, union and hundred of Northwich, S. division of the county of Chester, it is 1 mile (S.) from Northwich. Dane-Bridge was constituted a district in April, 1846, and a parish in 1847. There are places of worship for Calvinists, Ranters, and Wesleyans.[1]

Dane Bridge St Pauls is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1846 from  Davenham, Cheshire Ancient Parish and  Witton, Cheshire Ecclesiastical Parish, serving parts of Leftwich and Northwich townships. Closed in 1930.


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

  • Northwich (1837–1937) Registration events may be searched online at Cheshire BMD

Church records

Dane Bridge 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
Dane Bridge Parish (1846) Online Records


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FS PR's 1846-1909

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.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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.

Poor Law Unions

Northwich Poor Law Union, Cheshire

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.

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), adapted 22 Jan 2013<br>

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.