Coddington Cheshire Family History Guide

Coddington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Aldersey and Chowley.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1680
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1585

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

Coddington

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CODDINGTON, a township and a parish in Great Boughton district, Cheshire. The township lies on an affluent of the river Dee, 4½ miles SSW of Tattenhall r. station, and 5½ NNW of Malpas; and had formerly a market. Acres, 1,399. Real property, £1,927. Pop., 139. Houses, 17. The parish contains also the townships of Chowley and Aldersey; and its post town is Farndon, under Chester. Acres, 2,957. Real property, £4,226. Pop., 325. Houses, 49. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £262. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The church has Norman columns, early English arches, and a modern belfry; and is good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CODDINGTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Great Boughton, Higher division of the hundred of Broxton, S. division of the county of Chester; comprising the townships of Alderley, Chowley, and Coddington; and containing 324 inhabitants, of whom 109 are in the township of Coddington, 2 miles (S. S. W.) from Handley. This place is supposed to have been a habitation of the Britons. In 1093, it appears to have been held by two brothers, Hugh and Ralph, the former of whom was Baron of Hawarden, and the Earl of Chester's chamberlain, and the latter the earl's butler. In the 31st of Edward III., Hawiss, widow of Ralph Botiler, claimed to have a market here every Monday, and a fair on the eve and festival of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The parish comprises 2957a. 1r. 5p., about onethird of which is arable: in Coddington township are 1337 acres, whereof the soil is clay. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 4. 2., and in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Chester: the incumbent's tithes have been commuted for £247, and the glebe consists of 3 acres; certain impropriate tithes have been commuted for £128. The late church, an ancient structure with a wooden belfry, supposed to have been founded in the eleventh century, was granted, with the living, to Chester Abbey, by Fitz-Hugh, and was one of the few possessions remaining to the abbey that were confirmed to the Dean and Chapter by Queen Elizabeth. This church was taken down in 1833, and a new edifice erected at a cost of £1600. In the middle of a field called the Mudd-field, is a tumulus of uncertain origin, which has never been opened: iron bits of a very large size have been found in a corner of the same field, and a causeway has been traced under ground. John Stone, rector of this parish, and sacrist of the cathedral of Chester, brought hither the communion-plate of that cathedral, and buried it in the church, underneath a seat in the chancel, during the rebellion in 1745.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Aldersey

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Aldersey, a township in the parish of Coddington, county of Chester; 8 miles south-east by south from Chester, on a small branch of the Dee. There were formerly salt-works here, but they have been abandoned since the middle of the 16th century. Pop., in 1801, 154; in 1831. 153. Houses 23. Acres 840. A. P. £1,178. Poor rates, in 1837, £80.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ALDERSEY, a township, in the parish of Coddington, union of Great Boughton, Higher division of the hundred of Broxton, S. division of the county of Chester, 8¾ miles (S. E. by S.) from Chester; containing 138 inhabitants. It comprises 743 acres; the soil is clayey. Salt-works were carried on here in the middle of the sixteenth century; and there is still a brine spring in the neighbourhood, but it is not worked, owing to the distance from which coal must be brought for that purpose.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Census

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911

Parish Records

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Cheshire

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England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900

England, Cheshire Probate Records, 1492-1940

England, Cheshire Workhouse Records, 1848-1967

England, Cheshire, Land Tax Assessments, 1778-1832

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England, Cheshire, Register of Electors, 1842-1900

England, Cheshire, School Records, 1796-1950

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England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

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Administration

  • County: Cheshire
  • Civil Registration District: Great Boughton
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Malpas
  • Poor Law Union: Great Boughton
  • Hundred: Broxton
  • Province: York