Newton in Mottram, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Newton in Mottram, 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

NEWTON, is a village, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in the district of Ashton-under-Lyne, and county of Chester. The village stands near the Peak-Forest canal, and the Manchester and Sheffield railway, 1¼ mile S of the river Tame at the boundary with Lancashire, and 2½ miles S S E of Ashton-under-Lyne. The township contains also the villages of Newton-Green and Floweryfield; is sometimes called Newton-Moor; and is in the parish of Mottram-in-Langdendale. There are chapels for Wesleyans, New Connexion Methodists, andRoman Catholics, and a part of the chapelry of Godley.[1]

Newton in Mottram St Mary was a chapelry of Mottram in Longendale Ancient Parish until it was created as a parish in 1840. It included Floweryfield within the parish. It is one of the 35 townships of Prestbury in the pre-Norman period.


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.Online index Cheshire BMD

Church Records

Newton in Mottram St Mary chapelry 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
Newton in Mottram St Mary Chapelry (1839) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

Cheshire Record Office call number.: P152/1-3, P152/2/1-4, P152/4732/2, P152/3, P152/4/1-3, P152/4732/7-8.

Baptisms, 1839-1919. Marriages, 1842-June 1859. FHL BRITISH Film 2149025 Items 6 - 9

Marriages, June 1859-1950. Banns of marriages, 1852-1882. Burials, 1839-Jan. 1912. FHL BRITISH Film

Burials, Jan. 1912-1960. VAULT BRITISH Film
2149187 Items 1 - 3

Non-Conformist Churches

Mottram St. Andrew, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1895.

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

  • Macclesfield

Registration Districts

  •  Macclesfield (1837–1998)
  •  Cheshire East (1998+)

Registration events can be found online at Cheshire BMD

Maps and Gazetteers

Web sites


  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Adapted 2 April 2013