Lostock Gralam, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

LOSTOCK-GRALAM, is a village and a township in Great Budworth parish, and a chapelry partly also in Davenham parish, Cheshire. The village stands on an affluent of the river Weaver, adjacent to the Altrincham and Northwich railway, it is 2 miles ENE of Northwich; and the post office is under Knutsford. The township contains also the hamlet of Lostock-Green, and comprises. The chapelry includes also the townships of Wincham, Hulse, and Lach-Dennis.  A Wesleyan chapel is at Lostock-Green.[1]

Lostock Gralam St John the Evangelist is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1842 from  Great Budworth, Cheshire Ancient Parish and  Witton, Cheshire Ecclesiastical Parish. Other places in the parish include: Wincham, Rudheath, Hulse, Lach Dennis, and Lostock Green.

Lostock Gralam was a township in Witton Chapelry of Great Budworth Parish, Bucklow Hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. In 1936 part of Lostock Gralam was added to Northwich and Included the hamlet of Lostock Green.

Lostock Gralam is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, situated to the east of Northwich. The civil parish of Lostock Gralam also includes the small hamlet of Lostock Green.


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

Church records

Lostock Gralam 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
Lostock Gralam Parish Online Records


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FS PR's 1844-1882
FS BT'S 1892-1892

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

Lostock Green, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).
Lostock Gralam, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1894.

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 24 March 2013

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