Marton St. James,(near Congleton) Cheshire

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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.

Parish History

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.[1]

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.


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
  •  Macclesfield (1837–1998)
  •  Cheshire East (1998+)
    registration events can be searched online at Cheshire BMD

Church records

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


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
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

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.

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

  • Macclesfield

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


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