Warmingham, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Warmingham, 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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Parish History

WARMINGHAM (St. Leonard), is a parish, partly in the union of Nantwich, but chiefly in that of Congleton, hundred of Northwich, South division of the county of Chester; containing, with the townships of Elton, Moston, and Tetton, 3½ miles (W.) from Sandbach. The Trent and Mersey canal, and the Liverpool and Birmingham railway, pass through the parish.[1]

Warmingham, St Leonard's is an Ancient Parish in Cheshire and includes Elton, Tetton and Moston. 

Warmingham is a village  and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The village lies 3¼ miles to the north of Crewe and 3¼ miles to the west of Sandbach. The parish also includes the settlement of Lane Ends. Nearby villages include Minshull Vernon. St Leonard's Church and the Bear Paw public house are in Warmingham village.

Warmingham was a township in Warmingham Parish, Northwich Hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. In 1936 part of Warmingham was added to Monks Coppenhall and includes the hamlet of Lane Ends.


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
  •  Congleton (1837–1937)
  • Crewe (1937–74)
  • Congleton and Crewe (1974–88)
  • South Cheshire (1988–98)
  • Cheshire East (post 1998) The post 2009 reorganisation of civil registration can be found online at Cheshire BMD

Church records

Warmingham St Leonard 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
Warmingham St Leornard Parish (1538) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1538-1857
FS BT'S 1600-1881
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 Warmingham, Cheshire, 1538-1909 Cheshire Record Office call number: P211/1/1-3, P211/2, P211/3/13, P211/4.

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online  at FamilySearch Historical Records.

Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1538-1746. BRITISH 2106690 Items 10 - 11
Baptisms, 1746-1857. Marriages, 1746-1907. Burials, 1746-1877. BRITISH 2106691 Items 1 - 7

Bishop's transcripts for Warmingham, [157-?]-1881 Records are not in strict chronological order. Some intermittent years are missing. Cheshire Record Office number: ECC/210

An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s transcripts is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records.

Bishop's transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600, 1604, 1607-1611, 1613-1614, 1617-1620, 1624-1630, 1635, 1663-1814, 1816-1832, 1834-1837. Burials, 1658-1660. Baptisms, burials, 1838-1867, 1877-1881. BRITISH
1551110 Item 1
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

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England Adapted 16 April 2013


Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 376, ISBN 0 300 09588 0
Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, pp. 186–187, ISBN 0 907768 18 0