EASTHAM: St. Mary (Church of England)

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Church History

An ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Childer Thornton, Eastham, Great Sutton, Hooton, Little Sutton, Netherpool, Overpool, and part of the township of Whitby.

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

Church Records

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

Original Registers C 1598-1973 ; M 1598-2006 ; B 1598-1954 — Cheshire Record Office (P 195)
C from 1973 ; M from 2006 ; B from 1954 — Church
Microfilm Copies C 1598-1951 ; M 1598-1951 ; B 1598-1954 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1598-1866 ; M 1598-1838 ; B 1598-1884 — Manchester Archives & Local Studies ; Birkenhead Central Library ; Family History Society of Cheshire ; Ellesmere Port Library
Bishop's Transcripts 1600, 1602-04, 1606-10, 1615, 1617-19, 1621-24, 1626-27, 1630-32, 1634, 1636, 1638-39, 1641, 1663-64, 1668-77, 1679-85, 1690-91, 1694-1736,1741-46, 1749-61, 1764-92, 1794-1830, 1832-70  (microfilmed)  — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and Indexes CMB 1598-1700 — published in: The Parish Registers of Eastham Cheshire, edited by F. Sanders (London, 1891)
CMB 1598-1690 (transcript) — Liverpool Central Library
M 1605-1837 (incomplete) — Bertram Merrell Marriage Index of Cheshire (1750-1836)
M 1837-1935 — Cheshire BMD (WR:BK60)
Notes CMB 1602-1610, 1728-1766 — registers incomplete
M 1734-1754 ; B 1617-1655 — omitted from registers

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