ACTON: St. Mary (Church of England)

Junction of Monks Lane and Chester Road.

Church History

An ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Acton, Aston-juxta-Mondrum, Austerson, Baddington, Brindley, Burland, Cholmondeston, Coole Pilate, Edleston, Faddiley, Henhull, Hurleston, Poole, Stoke and Worleston, and part of the township of Sound. It also included the ancient parochial chapelry of Wrenbury: St. Margaret.

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1873 January 17 — reduced when the townships of Worleston, Aston-juxta-Mondrum, Cholmondeston, and Poole were transferred to Worleston: St. Oswald.
  • 1930 April 1 — extended to include seven detached areas of Baddiley: St. Michael within the civil parishes of Burland, Faddiley and Brindley, together with the north-eastern portion of the same parish (including Corner Farm, Baddiley Farm, Springelane Hall and Yewtree House).
  • 1930 April 1 — extended to include two detached areas from Wrenbury: St. Margaret.
  • 1930 April 1 — reduced when the civil parishes of Baddington, Austerson and Coole Pilate were transferred to Nantwich: St. Mary.

Church Records

C = Christenings (Baptisms) ; M = Marriages ; B = Burials ; BTs = Bishop's Transcripts

Original Registers C 1653-1962, M 1653-1981, B 1653-1982 — Cheshire Record Office (P 331)
C from 1962 ; M from 1981 ; B from 1982 — Church
Microfilm Copies C 1653-1999 ; M 1653-1999 ; B 1653-1982 — Cheshire Record Office ; Nantwich Library
C 1653-1859 ; M 1653-1858 ; B 1653-1882 — Manchester Archives & Local Studies ; Family History Society of Cheshire
Bishop's Transcripts 1586, 1589, 1593, 1599-1600, 1605, 1609, 1611-14, 1617-18, 1620-24, 1626, 1628, 1630-33, 1636-37, 1639, 1663-69, 1671-82, 1684-1827, 1829-86 — Cheshire Record Office
1875-1886 (microfilmed) — Family History Society of Cheshire
Copies and Indexes C 1653-1812 ; M 1654-1754 ; B 1653-1751 (transcript, 3 vols.) — Cheshire Record Office ; Society of Genealogists' Library ; Nantwich Library
M 1652-1837 — North & East Cheshire Marriage Index - may be viewable at subscription sites such as ancestry or findmypast
M 1617-1837 (incomplete) — Bertram Merrell Marriage Index of Cheshire (1750-1836)
M 1837-1974 — Cheshire BMD (CC:1001)
Monumental Inscriptions Published by the Family History Society of Cheshire

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