Stoak, Cheshire Family History Guide

Stoak is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Little Stanney.

Alternative names: Stoke, Stoke near Chester

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1573
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STOKE, a township in Great Boughton district, and a parish partly also in Wirral district, Cheshire. The township lies on the Mersey canal, 2½ miles W of Dunham-Hill r. station, and 4¾ N by E of Chester. Acres, 706. Real property, £1,038. Pop., 102. Houses, 15. The parish contains also Great and Little Stanney townships, and part of Whitby. Post town, Chester. Acres, 2,749. Pop., 431. Houses, 69. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £130. Patron, Sir J. Bunbury, Bart. The church was restored in 1827. Charities, £28.

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: 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: Wirral
  • Poor Law Union: Great Boughton
  • Hundred: Wirral
  • Province: York