Witton, Cheshire Family History Guide

Witton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1723 from chapelry in Great Budworth Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Castle Northwich, Birches, Northwich, Witton cum Twambrooks, Winnington, Northwich Holy Trinity, Rudheath Lordship, and Rudheath.

Alternative names: Northwich St Helen, Witton near Northwich, Witton Cum Twanbrooks

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:


  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Northwich Holy Trinity

  • Parish registers: 1842
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Castle Northwich

  • Parish registers: 1849
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WITTON-CUM-TWAMBROOKS, a township and a chapelry in Great Budworth parish, Cheshire. The township lies on the river Dane, contiguous on the E to Northwich; includes a large suburb of that town; and has a public institution and reading room, a fine early English church, two Methodist chapels, an endowed grammar-school with £270 a year, national schools, charities £25, two breweries, an iron and brass foundry, flat and boat-building establishments, and numerous salt-works. Acres, 588. Real property, £15,296; of which £80 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 3,493; in 1861, 3,677. Houses, 817. The manor belonged to the Vernons, and passed, in 1757, to the Leycesters. The chapelry includes Northwich township, which has a head post-office and a r. station. Acres of the chapelry, 788. Pop., 4,867. Houses, 1,046. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £168. Patron, the Rev. R. Greenall.

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


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England and Wales Census, 1911

Parish Records

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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

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Death Records

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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


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

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  • 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: Northwich
  • Province: York