Wybunbury, Cheshire Family History Guide

Wybunbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Bartherton, Walgherton, Stapeley, Sound, Shavington cum Gresty, Rope, Lea, Hunsterson, Hough, Hatherton, Chorlton, Checkley cum Wrinehill, Bridgmere, Bridgemere, Blakenhall, Batherton, Willaston, and Basford.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WYBUNBURY, a village, a township, a parish and a sub-district, in Nantwich district, Cheshire. The village stands 1¾ mile WSW of Basford r. station, and 3½ S of Crewe; and has a post-office under Nantwich. The township comprises 810 acres. Real property, £3,155. Pop., 567. Houses, 130. The manor belongs to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The parish contains 16 other townships and a part; and comprises 18,414 acres. Pop. in 1851, 4,389; in 1861, 4,985. Houses, 1,008. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £350. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1833, at a cost of £6,000; and is in the early English style, and very spacious. The vicarage of Weston and the p. curacy of Doddington are separate benefices. There are eight Methodist chapels, several endowed schools with aggregately £182 a year, and charities £79. The sub-district includes also two other parishes and two parts; and comprises 32,400 acres. Pop., 16,901. Houses, 3,218.

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: Nantwich
  • 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: Nantwich
  • Poor Law Union: Nantwich
  • Hundred: Nantwich
  • Province: York