Tilston, Cheshire Family History Guide

Tilston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Horton, Horton by Malpas, Stretton, Grafton, and Carden.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1585

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

Tilston

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TILSTON, a township and a parish in Great Boughton district, Cheshire. The township lies 3 miles NW of Malpas, and 7 SSW of Tattenhall r. station. Acres, 758. Real property, £1,572. Pop., 382. Houses, 89. The parish contains 4 other townships, and comprises 3,644 acres. Post town, Malpas, under Whitchurch. Pop., 817. Houses, 176. Three manors, with Carden Hall, belong to J. H. Leche, Esq.; Horton manor, to the Rev. J. Y. Dod; and Grafton, to Lord Stanley of Alderley. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester Value, £336. Patron, alternately the Marquis of Cholmondeley and T. T. Drake, Esq. The church is good. There are two Methodist chapels, an endowed school with £6 a year, and charities, £5.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

TILSTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Great Boughton, Higher division of the hundred of Broxton, S. division of the county of Chester; containing, with the townships of Carden, Grafton, Hortonby-Malpas, and Stretton, 923 inhabitants, of whom 450 are in Tilston township, 3 miles (N. W. by N.) from Malpas. In the township are 742 acres, the soil of which is partly clay and partly sand. The Chester canal passes close to the village. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £12. 2. 11.; net income, £333; patrons, the Marquess of Cholmondeley, and T. T. Drake, Esq. The tithes of the township have been commuted for £76, and the glebe consists of 38 acres. A national school is supported partly by an endowment of £16 per annum.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Grafton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Grafton, a township in Tilston parish, Cheshire; 3 ½ miles NW by N of Malpas. Acres, 384. Real property, £601. Pop., 11. House, 1.

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

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

Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000 - FamilySearch

Cheshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1598-1900 - FamilySearch

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

England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900

England, Cheshire, Register of Electors, 1842-1900

England, Cheshire, School Records, 1796-1950

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

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

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

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977

Occupations

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

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Census

Census returns for Tilston, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Tilston, 1585-1839 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tilston (Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office

A modified transcript (with alphabetical index) to the burial registers of Tilston - St. Mary’s, 1813 to 1899 Author: Churton, Margaret; Church of England. Parish Church of Tilston (Cheshire)

Parish chest material for Tilston, 1615-1815 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tilston (Cheshire)

Parish registers for Tilston, 1558-1978 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tilston (Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office

Record of members, 1859-1860 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Tilston Branch (Cheshire)

Manors - Court records

Manor court records, 1750-1836 Author: Manor of Bunbury and Tilston-Fearnall. Court (Cheshire); Manor of Faddiley. Court (Cheshire)

Probate records

The wills and Inventories of the ancient parishes of Malpas, Tilston and Shocklach and their townships in the county of Chester : from 1603 to 1625 Author: Pearson, Mary

Schools

School registers, 1903-1931 Author: Tilstone School (Cheshire); Lincolnshire Archives Office (England); Cheshire Record Office

Taxation

Land tax assessments for Broxton Hundred, 1784-1787, 1789, 1815-1819 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office

Land tax assessments for Tilston, 1784-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

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