Werneth, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

WERNETH, is a township-chapelry, in the parish and union of Stockport, hundred of Macclesfield, North division of the county of Chester, 5 miles (N. E. by E.) from Stockport. In the township are the hamlets or villages of Compstall, has a post-office under Stockport; Gee-Cross has a post office under Manchester, and Compstall-Bridge, as well a the village of Apethorne. A church, dedicated to St. Paul, a plain but neat structure, was erected in 1841, and is in the village of Compstall. There is a chapel for New Connexion Methodists in Compstall, and at GeeCross there is a chapel for Unitarians.[1] [2]


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.

Church records

Werneth 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
Werneth Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1839-1848
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.

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.

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


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted 16 April 2013
  2. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Adapted 16 April 2013

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