LOWER PEOVER: St. Oswald (Church of England)

Also known as: Nether Peover: St. Oswald
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Church History

An ancient parochial chapelry in the parish of Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints, serving the townships of Allostock, Lower Peover, Nether Peover and Plumley.

The district was affected by the following boundary change:

  • 1909 October 22 — reduced when the following part of the township of Allostock was transferred to Byley cum Lees: St. John the Evangelist: "All that portion of the parish of Lower Peover, in the said county and diocese, which is bounded upon the west partly by two detached portions of the parish of Great Budworth, and partly by the new parish of Saint John the Evangelist, Lostock Gralam, both in the said county and diocese, upon the south-west partly by the last-named new parish and partly by the said new parish of Biley, otherwise Byley, upon the south by the said new parish of Bitey, otherwise Byley, and upon the remaining sides, that is to say, upon the east, upon the north-east, and upon the north, by an imaginary line commencing at the point in the middle of the road leading from Holmes Chapel to Knutsford, where the boundaries of the said new parish of Biley, otherwise Byley, the parochial chapelry of Church Hulme, in the said county and diocese, and the said parish of Lower Peover all meet, and extending thence first northward along the middle of the said road for a distance of thirty-four chains and a half or thereabouts to its junction with Wash-lane, and extending thence first westward and then northwestward along the middle of the said Wash-lane for a distance of seventy-six chains or thereabouts to its junction with the road leading from Middlewich to Knutsford and with the lane leading to Hulme Hall and extending thence first north-westward and then westward along the middle of the lane leading to Hulme Hall for a distance of thirty-six chains or thereabouts to its junction with the footpath leading to Lach Dennis, and extending thence westward along the middle of the said footpath for a distance of forty-six chains or thereabouts to the point opposite to the place where the boundary which divides the said parish of Lower Peover from one of the detached portions of the said parish of Great Budworth commences to follow the fence on the southern side of the said footpath, and extending thence southward in a straight line to the said boundary."

Church Records

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

Original Registers C 1570-1968 ; M 1570-1640, 1661-1997 ; B 1570-1992 — Cheshire Record Office (P 4)
C from 1968 ; M from 1997 ; B from 1992 — Church
Microfilm Copies C 1570-1896 ; M 1570-1640, 1661-1952 ; B 1570-1895 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1570-1896 ; M 1570-1909 ; B 1570-1812 — Family History Society of Cheshire
C 1570-1896 ; M 1570-1934 ; B 1570-1895 — Knutsford Library
Bishop's Transcripts 1600, 1605, 1607-08, 1611, 1614, 1616-18, 1621-23, 1625, 1627-30, 1636-37, 1639-40, 1658-59, 1663, 1666-69, 1671-76, 1680, 1682-85, 1691-1703, 1707-08, 1711, 1713-39, 1741-1814, 1816-17, 1819, 1851, 1877-99 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office
1600, 1605, 1607-08, 1611, 1614, 1616-18, 1621-23, 1625, 1627-30, 1636-37, 1639-40, 1658-59, 1663, 1666-69, 1671-76, 1680, 1682-85, 1691-1703, 1707-08, 1711, 1713-39, 1741-71 — Family History Society of Cheshire (microfilmed)
Copies and Indexes C 1570-1843 ; M 1570-1836 ; B 1570-1843 (transcript) — Cheshire Record Office
M 1600-1637, 1680-1703, 1754-1837 — North & East Cheshire Marriage Index - may be viewable at subscription sites such as ancestry or findmypast
M 1623-1837 (incomplete) — Bertram Merrell Marriage Index of Cheshire (1750-1836)
M 1838-1974 — Cheshire BMD (CW:143)
Monumental Inscriptions Published by North Cheshire Family History Society, 1976
Notes CB 1641-1659 — poorly recorded in registers
M 1640-1661 — omitted from registers

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