Poynton with Worth, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Poynton with Worth or Poynton, a chapelry, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester; containing, with the township of Worth. The chapel, dedicated to St. Thomas, was rebuilt by Sir G. Warren, in 1786.[1] 

Poynton St George was created as an ancient chapelry in Prestbury, Cheshire Ancient Parish. The church dates from 1859.

The name of Poynton is of Saxon origin, but the settlement was omitted in the Domesday survey. The first mention of the manor of Poynton is in 1289 when it was part of the barony of Stockport. Past names include Ponynton and Poynington.

Sir George Warren was a promoter of the extension of the turnpike road from Manchester by way of Hazel Grove to Sandon in Staffordshire where it joined what is now the A51 road.


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 (1837–80) after 1880 see Poynton-with-Worth, Prestbury sub-district of MacclesfieldPost 1837 events may be searched online Cheshire BMD

Church records

Poynton with Worth 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
Poynton with Worth Parish Online Records


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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 transcripts can be searched online at Cheshire Parish Register project.

High Lane, St. Thomas (C of E). The parish church for part of Poynton from 1860.

Prestbury, St. Peter (C of E). The ancient parish church for Poynton.
Poynton, St. George (C of E). An ancient chapelry in Prestbury parish, becoming the parish church for Poynton and Worth in 1871.  Registers of Baptisms 1723–1988, Marriages 1723–53 & 1859–1994 and Burials 1795–1941 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office Microfilm of originals in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester. Poynton was a village, township, and a chapelry in Prestbury parish. It later became a parish.Cheshire Record Office: P247/5123/1, 4-7, 14, P247/1/1-2, P247/2/1-2, P247/3.

Parish Transcript Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1723-1868.  Marriages, 1723-1753. Baptisms, 1795-1868 Chapelry of Norbury, 1812-1829. BRITISH 2149189 Items 2 - 5
Baptisms, 1868-1959. Marriages, 1859-1947. BRITISH 2149188
Baptisms, 1868-1958. Marriages, 1859-1936. BRITISH 2149189 Items 6 - 9
Banns of marriages, 1859-1934. BRITISH 2149189 Item 1
Marriages, 1936-1947. Burials, 1840-1883. BRITISH Film 2149219 Items 1 - 2

Bishop's transcripts for Poynton and Norbury, 1723-1864 Microfilm of originals in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester.
Includes the joint registers with the Chapelry of Norbury, 1813-1829. Chapelry of Poynton in Prestbury parish; chapelry of Norbury in Stockport parish.Cheshire Record Office: EDB 171 

Bishop's transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, 1723-1726, 1733-1753. Baptisms,1727-1733, 1754-1802, 1804-1805, 1807-1827, 1829, 1831-1840, 1863. Baptisms, burials, 1840-1862. BRITISH1647669 Item 3
Baptisms, burials, 1863, burials, 1864. BRITISH 1647670 Item 1
Marriages at Poynton-cum-Worth, 1723-1753. BRITISH 88607 Item 2
Non-Conformist Churches
  • Poynton, Baptist Union Chapel, Park Lane. Built in 1867.
  • Poynton, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Park Lane. Built in 1845.
  • Poynton, Methodist Chapel (Free), Clumber Road. Built in 1846.
Non-Conformist Records:

Register of baptisms for Poynton United Methodist Free Church, 1857-1943 Microfilm copy of original records in the Stockport Central Library, Cheshire, England. 1857-1867, 1897-1943 FHL BRITISH Film 1655521 Items 2-3
Cheshire Non-conformist records are available online in FamilySearch Historical Records (formerly Record Search)

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

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, publ. London: 1848, adapted 25 Jan 2013