Weaverham, Cheshire Family History Guide

Weaverham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Gorstage, Cuddington, Crowton, Acton, Weaverham Lordship, Wallerscote, Wallerscoat, Sandiway, Onston, and Milton.

Alternative names: Weaverham cum Milton

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1576
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1579

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

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Weaverham

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WEAVERHAM, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Northwich district, Cheshire. The village stands near the river Weaver, 1 mile E by S of Acton r. station, and 3¼ W by N of Northwich; and has a post-office under Northwich, and fairs on 8 April and 8 Oct. The township includes a small part of Whitegate parish, contains Milton hamlet, and comprises 3,528 acres. Real property, £8,774. Pop., 1,530. Houses, 337. The parish includes 5 other township; and, with the Whitegate part of W. township, comprises 7,634 acres. Pop., 2,782. Houses, 596. The property is subdivided. Four manors belong to A. H. S. Barry, Esq.; and Acton manor, with Gorstage Hall, belongs to R. Ashton, Esq. Sandway Bank is the seat of J. B. Littledale, Esq. Bricks and tiles are made. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £340. The church was restored in 1855. There are five Methodist chapels, an endowed grammar-school with £55 a year, a national school, and charities £60.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

WEAVERHAM (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Northwich, Second division of the hundred of Eddisbury, S. division of the county of Chester; containing 2596 inhabitants, of whom 834 are in the township, and 580 in the lordship, of Weaverham, 3¼ miles (W. by N.) from Northwich. This parish includes the townships of Acton, Crowton, Cuddington, Onston, and Wallerscoat; and comprises 7000 acres, whereof 3257 are in Weaverham township and lordship. The road from Manchester to Chester runs along the southern and eastern boundary, and the river Weaver on the north; the Liverpool and Birmingham railway passes through the parish for about three miles, nearly from the Hartford station to the Dutton viaduct over the valley of the Weaver. Pig-fairs are held in spring and autumn. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £12. 11. 10½., and in the gift of the Bishop of Chester: the great tithes have been commuted for £400; and the vicarial for £340; there is a glebe-house, and the glebe contains 30 acres. The church was erected in the reign of Elizabeth. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists; also a free school endowed by William Barker. The interest of £100, left by Mary Barker, is applied to apprenticing children; and here is a charity for six decayed housekeepers, who are selected by the vicar.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Acton

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Acton, a township in the parish of Weaverham, county-palatine of Chester; 4½ miles west-north-west from Northwich, 29¼ by railway from Liverpool, and 68 from Birmingham. Pop., in 1801, 210; in 1831, 335. Houses 63. Acres 1,300. A. P. £1,847. Poor rates, in 1837, £132.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom Capper 1808

Acton, a township in the parish of Waverham, hundred of Eddisbury, Chester, situated by the Grand Trunk canal, 4 miles from Nantwich, and 177 from London; containing 39 houses and 210 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

Crowton

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CROWTON, a township, in the parish of Weaverham, union of Northwich, Second division of the hundred of Eddisbury, S. division of the county of Chester, 5¼ miles (W. by N.) from Northwich; containing 454 inhabitants, and comprising 1250 acres. The soil is partly clay and partly sand. The river Weaver bounds the township on the north.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Cuddington

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CUDDINGTON, a township, in the parish of Weaverham, union of Northwich, Second division of the hundred of Eddisbury, S. division of the county of Chester, 4¾ miles (W. by S.) from Northwich; containing 253 inhabitants. It comprises 1031 acres, of a sandy soil. The road from Tarporley to Weaverham passes through.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Onston

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ONSTON, a township, in the parish of Weaverham, union of Northwich, Second division of the hundred of Eddisbury, S. division of the county of Chester, 5 miles (W. by N.) from the town of Northwich; containing 85 inhabitants, and comprising 279 acres of land, the soil of which is clay.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Wallerscoat

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

WALLERSCOAT, a township, in the parish of Weaverham. union of Northwich, Second division of the hundred of Eddisbury, S. division of the county of Chester, 1½ mile (W.) from Northwich; containing 8 inhabitants, and comprising 116 acres of land.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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Administration

  • 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: Frodsham
  • Poor Law Union: Northwich
  • Hundred: Eddisbury
  • Province: York