Delamere, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to  Delamere, 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

Delamere St Peter became a parish 1812 from the formerly extra-parochial area of Delamere Forest, and serving the townships of Delamere, Eddisbury, Kingswood and Oakmere.

The church was built in 1817 to a design by James Gunnery at the expense of local Freemasons. It was much altered in 1878 and a vestry was added in 1915.

DELAMERE, is a township in Northwich district, and a parish partly also in Runcorn district, Cheshire. The township lies 5½ miles W by S of Hartford railway station, and 10 miles E by N of Chester. The parish contains also the townships of Eddisbury, Oak mere, and Kingswood; and its post town is Kelsall, under Chester. There are two dissenting chapels.[1]


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.

Registration Districts
  •   Northwich (1837–1974)
  •  Vale Royal (1974–98)
  •  Cheshire Central (1998–2009)
  •  Cheshire West (post 2009) registration events may be searched online at Cheshire BMD

Church records

Delamere 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

Delamere St Peter Parish (1812) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1817-1909
FS BT'S 1817-1876   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 for Delamere, 1817-1972 Cheshire Record Office number: P108/1-4, P108/3/2-5, P108/4/2, P108/10/1, P108/6173/1-3.

Parish Register Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1817-1918; marriages, 1818-1869; burials, 1820-1870. BRITISH 1655856 Items 4 - 6
Marriages, 1869-1919. Burials, 1870-1905. Church accounts, 1817-1913. BRITISH 1655857 Items 1 - 3
Marriages, 1919-1951. Burials, 1905-July 1929. BRITISH 2262945 Items 11 - 15
Burials, July 1929-1948. BRITISH 2262946 Item 1
Parish registers for Delamere, 1817-1972 BRITISH 2262947 Items 14 - 16

Bishop's transcripts for Delamere, 1817-1876 Cheshire Record Office Call number: EDB 76

Bishop's Transcript Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1817-1819, 1876. Burials, 1876. Marriages, 1818. Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1820-1823, 1825-1831. BRITISH 1647369 Item 6

Non-Conformist Churches
  •  Delamere, Presbyterian Chapel. Built in 1816.
  •  Delamere, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion).
  •  Delamere, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).

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

Northwich Poor Law Union, Cheshire

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites


  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) adapted 29 February 2013


Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 197, ISBN 0 300 09588 0