THORNTON-LE-MOORS: St. Mary (Church of England)

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Church History

An ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Dunham on the Hill, Elton, Hapsford, Thornton-le-Moors and Wimbolds Trafford.

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

On 27 October 1971 the parish was abolished and its area transferred to Ellesmere Port: Christ Church.

Church Records

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

Original Registers C 1574-1998 ; M 1575-1999 ; B 1574-1898 — Cheshire Record Office (P 163)
C from 1998 ; M from 1999 ; B from 1898 — Church
Microfilm Copies C 1574-1901 ; M 1575-1837 ; B 1574-1898 — Cheshire Record Office ; Family History Society of Cheshire ; Manchester Archives & Local Studies ; Ellesmere Port Library
Bishop's Transcripts 1588, 1601, 1611, 1614-17, 1623, 1625, 1627-35, 1637, 1639-41, 1663, 1666, 1668-77, 1679-82, 1684, 1689-91, 1694-1701, 1703-61, 1763-1889  (microfilmed) ; 1890-91 — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and Indexes M 1574-1753 ; B 1641-1666 (transcripts) — Cheshire Record Office
M 1701-1837 (incomplete) — Bertram Merrell Marriage Index of Cheshire (1750-1836)
M 1790-1837 — North & East Cheshire Marriage Index - may be viewable at subscription sites such as ancestry or findmypast
M 1837-1958 — Cheshire BMD (CW:CE46)

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