Leighton with Minshull, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

LEIGHTON with MINSHULL or MINSHULL-VERNON, a village and a township in Middlewich parish, and a chapelry partly also in Nantwich parish, Cheshire. The village stands on the river Weaver, near the Northwestern railway, 3¾ miles S by W of Middlewich. The township contains also the village of Bradfield-Green. The chapelry was constituted in 1840, and is sometimes called Leighton-cum-Minshull-Vernon. There is an Independent chapel.[1]

Leighton with Minshull Vernon St Peter is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1850 from Leighton town in  Nantwich, Cheshire Ancient Parish and  Middlewich, Cheshire  Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Bradfield Green, Minshul Vernon, Minshull, and Minshull Vernon.

Leighton was a township in Nantwich Parish, Nantwich Hundred , which became a civil parish in 1866.
Including the hamlet of Barrows Green.

Leighton is a scattered settlement and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, which lies immediately north west of Crewe. The parish also includes the village of Barrows Green, which lies on the northern outskirts of Crewe, 1½ miles from the centre. Nearby villages include Bradfield Green and Worleston.


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.

Nantwich (1837–1937)
Crewe (1937–74)
Congleton and Crewe (1974–88)
South Cheshire (1988–98)
Cheshire Central (post 1998) registration events may be searched online at  Cheshire BMD

Church records

Leighton with Minshull 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
Leighton with Minshull Parish Online Records


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FS PR's 1813-1871 (4 entries)
FS BT'S 1840-1856

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, nonconformist 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

A Primitive Methodist chapel was built in Leighton in 1841; it closed in 1899.

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

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Web sites


  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72), adapted 22 March 2013