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: St. Chad

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

Wybunbury

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].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

WYBUNBURY (St. Chad), a parish, in the union and hundred of Nantwich, S. division of the county of Chester; containing 4674 inhabitants, of whom 529 are in the township, 3½ miles (E. S. E.) from Nantwich. The parish consists of the townships of Basford, Batherton, Blakenhall, Bridgemere, Checkley with Wrinehill, Chorlton, Doddington, Hatherton, Hough, Hunsterson, Lea, Rope, Shavington with Gresty, Stapeley, Walgherton, Weston, Wybunbury, and part of Willaston. It comprises by measurement 17,808 acres, of which 812a. 3r. 38p. are in Wybunbury township. The greater part is grazing land divided into dairy-farms, whose chief produce is cheese; a comparatively small portion of the land is arable: the surface is generally level, and the grounds are watered by a rivulet. The Liverpool and Birmingham railway skirts the parish on the east. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £13. 12. 1.; net income, £295; patron and appropriator, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church was rebuilt in 1595, and again in 1832. At Doddington and Weston are separate incumbencies. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. A school was founded by Sir Thomas Delves, Bart., who also endowed some schools for girls in different parts of the parish. In the churchyard is a school called the Wybunbury Charity, built by subscription about 80 years since, and endowed by several persons for 20 boys. An hospital dedicated to the Holy Cross and St. George, for a master and brethren, existed before 1464.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Checkley cum Wrinehill

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Checkley-cum-Wrinehill, a township in Wybunbury parish, Cheshire; near the Grand Junction railway, 6 ½ miles SE by E of Nantwich. Acres, 1,433. Real property, £1,991. Pop., 202. Houses, 38.

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

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Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

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

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

Occupations

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War and Conflict

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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

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Cemeteries

St. Chad’s Church Wybunbury (new churchyard) : monumental inscriptions Author: Moston, Bill; South Cheshire Family History Society

Census

Census returns for Wybunbury, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts Weston, 1843-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Weston (near Crewe, Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office

Bishop’s transcripts Wybunbury, 1600-1886 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wybunbury (Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office

Church records for the Englesea Brook Methodist Chapel, Weston (near Crewe), 1842-1957 Author: Englesea Brook Chapel (Weston, near Crewe, Cheshire : Methodist); Cheshire Record Office

Church records for the Primitive Methodist Church, Willaston, 1928-1951 Author: Primitive Methodist Church (Willaston, near Nantwich, Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office

Church records for the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Hough, 1854-1984 Author: Wesleyan Methodist Church (Hough, Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office

Churchwardens’ accounts, 1687-1835 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wybunbury (Cheshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1653-1700 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wybunbury (Cheshire)

Parish register transcripts, Wybunbury, Cheshire, England Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wybunbury (Cheshire); Norman, Bertram William Tuff, 1880-1959

Parish registers for Weston (near Crewe), 1843-2000 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Weston (near Crewe, Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office

Parish registers for Wybunbury, 1558-1962 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wybunbury (Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office

St. Chad’s Church, Wybunbury, Cheshire : an account of burials and places in the parish churchyard, Wybunbury, Cheshire, 1807 to 1875 Author: Hay, Janet; Hay, Bill; Church of England. Parish Church of Wybunbury (Cheshire)

St. Chad’s Church, Wybunbury, Cheshire, churchwardens accounts, 1687 to 1828 : a tanscript of extracts taken circa 1887 Author: Hay, Janet; Hay, Bill

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Public records

Parish records and accounts for Wybunbury, 1754-1869 Author: Wybunbury (Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office

Schools

School registers, 1866-1907 Author: Delves Charity School (Wybunbury, Cheshire); Lincolnshire Archives Office (England); Cheshire Record Office

Taxation

Land tax assessments for Nantwich hundred, 1781-1786, 1815-1819 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office

Land tax assessments for Wybunbury, 1781-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office

Parish records and accounts for Wybunbury, 1754-1869 Author: Wybunbury (Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office

Newspaper Archives

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Maps

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Administration

  • 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