Stockton Heath, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Stockton Heath, 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.

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Part of this parish is in Lancashire. See also Stockton Heath, Lancashire.

Parish History

STOCKTON-HEATH, is a village in Great Budworth parish, and a chapelry partly also in Runcorn parish, Cheshire. The village stands on the Bridgewater canal, it is 1 mile South of Warrington railway station; has a post-office under Warrington. The chapelry was constituted in 1838. The church was built in 1826. There is a Methodist chapel.[1]

Stockton Heath is an Ecclesiastical Parish partly in the county of Cheshire and partly in Lancashire; created in 1838 from Great Budworth, Cheshire Ancient Parish and  Runcorn, Cheshire Ancient Parish (both Cheshire) and Warrington  Ancient Parish (Lancashire). Stockton Heath is a civil parish and suburban area of the Borough of Warrington in Cheshire, England. It is located to the north of the Bridgewater Canal and to the south of the Manchester Ship Canal, which divides Stockton Heath from Latchford and north Warrington. The civil parish is part of Warrington Unitary authority and it has a Warrington postcode but remains part of the ceremonial county of Cheshire and emergncy services are provided by Cheshire.

Stockton Heath, St. Thomas was founded in 1838 as the parish church for Acton Grange, Appleton (part), Walton Inferior and Walton Superior.


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.

Runcorn (1897–1974)
Warrington (post 1974)

Registration events may be searched online at Cheshire BMD

Church records

Stockton Heath St Thomas 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
Stockton Heath St Thomas Parish (1838) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1838-1893

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.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetter of England and Wales (1870-72) Adapted 8 April 2013

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.