LITTLE LEIGH: St. Michael & All Angels (Church of England)

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Church History

An ancient chapelry in the parish of Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints, which in 1834 became the district church for the townships of Bartington and Little Leigh, and part of the township of Dutton. The boundaries of "The Little Leigh District" were described in the London Gazette on 15 July 1834:

"The boundary to commence at Acton-bridge, over the River Weaver, and to follow the line up the said river to the west end of Saltersford- tunnel; then proceeding north eastward by the boundary of Bampton, crossing the road leading to Great Budworth, and continuing down the brook which divides Little Leigh and Cogshall to the point marked A. ; then in a north
west direction by the boundary of Sevenoaks and Lower Whitley, to a certain bridge, called Streetlane-bridge, over the brook which divides Little Leigh and Lower Whitley ; and from the said bridge along the said brook as far as a certain meadow, marked B.; then in a west direction to a field called the Moors ; and thence in a south west direction until it joins the township of Aston by Sutton, at the point C.; then in a south east direction down a small rivulet which divides that part of the township of Dutton which lies in the parish of Great Budworth from that part of the said township which lies in the parish of Runcorn, to the point D.; and from thence by the line of the River Weaver, by the township.of Bartington, to Acton-bridge, where the boundary commenced"

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1782-1997 ; M 1844-2012 ; B 1841-1982 — Cheshire Record Office (P 178)
C from 1997 ; M from 2012 ; B from 1982 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1782-1937 ; M 1844-1983 ; B 1841-1982 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1782-1937 ; M 1844-1847 ; B 1841-1915 — Family History Society of Cheshire
M 1847-1983 — Northwich Library
Bishop's Transcripts1813-45, 1847-56, 1858-64 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesC 1782-1812 (transcript by G, H, & C, S, Buchan) — Cheshire Record Office ; Society of Genealogists' Library
M 1844-1974 — Cheshire BMD (CW:133)
Monumental InscriptionsPublished by the Family History Society of Cheshire, 1992

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