Runcorn Weston St John, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Runcorn Weston St John is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1842 from  Runcorn, Cheshire Ancient Parish.

St John the Evangelist's Church, Weston is in Weston, once a separate village and now part of the town of Runcorn, Cheshire, England. The church is a Grade II* listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Frodsham

The church was built between 1897 and 1898 to a design by Douglas and Fordham at a cost of over £5,000 (£410 thousand as of 2010). It was initially a chapel of ease to Runcorn parish church. In order to raise funds to build the church, its choirboys wrote thousands of letters to choristers and choirboys of churches and cathedrals throughout the country. This initiative aroused the interest of many people, and over 5,000 donations were received from people in all walks of life. Because of this, it is sometimes known as "the choirboys' church". The tower was added in 1900 at a cost of approximately £700 (£60 thousand as of 2010). A clock costing about £60 made by J. B. Joyce of Whitchurch was added to the tower in 1901. St John's became a separate parish in 1931. In 1998 an automated winding system was added to the clock, also made by Messrs. Joyce, costing £3,250.


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.

Events may be searched online at Cheshire BMD

Registration districts

Runcorn (1837–1974)
Halton (post 1974)

Church records

Weston St John 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
Weston St John 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.

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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.

Poor Law Unions

Runcorn 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

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