Marton St. James,(near Congleton) Cheshire
Guide to Marton St James, 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.
MARTON, a village and a township-chapelry in Prestbury parish, Cheshire. The village stands 3½ miles W by N of North Rode Junction raulway station, and 3½ miles N by W of Congleton; and has a post office under Congleton. The church was built about 1343.
Marton St James and St Paul was formerly a chapelry in the Ancient Parish of Prestbury and became a parish in 1728. Marton was one of the 35 townships in the Pre- Norman Ancient Parish of Prestbury. The church was founded and endowed in 1343. Restorations were carried out in 1850 and in 1871.
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.
- Macclesfield (1837–1998)
- Cheshire East (1998+)
registration events can be searched online at Cheshire BMD
Martin St. James and St Paul 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|
|FMP = FindMyPast|
|Martin St. James and St Paul Parish (1563) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1594-1909
|FS BT'S|| 1622-1909
|FMP (£)|| KN
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 Marton (near Congleton), 1536-2001
Microfilm copy of original record in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. Marton is a chapelry in the parish of Prestbury. The church is known as St. James'.Cheshire Record Office Call number.: P224/1-4, P224/6130/1-2.
|Parish registers||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1536-1722, 1724-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1837. Marriages 1769. Burials 1813-1846.|| BRITISH |
1656603 Items 4 - 8
|Baptisms, 1838-2000. Burials, 1847-2001.|| FHL BRITISH |
2262784 Items 2 - 3
|Baptisms, 1838-2000. Burials, 1847-2001.|| BRITISH |
2356794 Items 1 - 2
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.
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.
- Wilson John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Accessed 29 March 2013
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any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.