Davenham, Cheshire Family History Guide

Davenham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Stanthorne, Wharton, Winsford, Whatcroft, Shurlach, Wharton Christ Church, Bostock, Shipbrooke, Eaton, Eaton near Northwich, Leftwich, Moulton, Newhall, Newhall near Northwich, and Shipbrook.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:


  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1588

Wharton Christ Church

  • Parish registers: 1843
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1851


  • Parish registers: None
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1844

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DAVENHAM, a township and a parish in Northwich district, Cheshire. The township lies on the river Dane, near the Trent and Mersey canal, 1½ mile E by N of Hartford r. station, and 2 S of Northwich; and has a post office under Northwich, and fairs on 15 April and 15 Oct. Acres, 479. Real property, £2,005. Pop., 518. Houses, 109. The parish contains also the townships of Rudheath, Shipbrook, Newhall, Whatcroft, Bostock, Stanthorne, Wharton, Moulton, Eaton, Leftwich, and Shurlach. Acres, 9,449. Real property, £43,209. Pop., 6,855. Houses, 1,397. The property is much sub-divided. Brine pits are here. An action was fought, in 1643, at Rudheath, between the royalists and the parliamentarians. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £727. Patron, James F. France, Esq. The church is very good. The vicarages of Wharton and Dane-Bridge are separate benefices. There are two Independent chapels, three Methodist chapels, three national schools, and charities £71.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cheshire
  • Civil Registration District: Northwich
  • 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: Middlewich
  • Poor Law Union: Northwich
  • Hundred: Northwich
  • Province: York