GAWSWORTH: St. James (Church of England)

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Church History

An ancient parish church, serving the township of Gawsworth, and parts of the townships of Henbury cum Pexall, Marton (near Congleton) and North Rode.

Boundary Changes

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1728 — reduced when the part of the township of Marton was transferred to Marton: St. James & St. Paul.
  • 1845 — reduced when the part of the township of Henbury cum Pexall was transferred to Henbury: St. Thomas.
  • 1846 — reduced when the part of the township of North Rode was transferred to North Rode: St. Michael.
  • 1962 January 25 — (details not available)

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1557-1999 ; M 1557-2008 ; B 1557-1993 — Cheshire Record Office (P 193)
C from 1999 ; M from 2008 ; B from 1993 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1557-1885 ; M 1557-1958 ; B 1557-1993 — Cheshire Record Office
M 1837-1958 ; B 1813-1860 — Macclesfield Library
Bishop's Transcripts1586, 1590, 1600, 1623-24, 1630-31, 1635-41, 1662, 1664-65, 1667-69,1671-72, 1675-85, 1687, 1691-1833, 1835-39, 1841-42, 1851, 1867-68 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesCMB 1557-1837 — published in: The Registers of the Parish Church of Gawsworth in the County of Chester, edited by R. Dickinson (Ancient Monuments Society, 1955)
C 1557-1885 ; B 1557-1997 — published by North Cheshire Family History Society
M 1557-1812 — published in: Cheshire Parish Registers: Marriages, vol. 1 (Phillimore, 1909)
M 1557-1837 — North & East Cheshire Marriage Index - may be viewable at subscription sites such as ancestry or findmypast
M 1557-1837 (incomplete) — Bertram Merrell Marriage Index of Cheshire (1750-1836)
M 1837-2008 — Cheshire BMD (CE:1040)
B 1557-1997 — National Burial Index
Monumental InscriptionsPublished by North Cheshire Family History Society, 1979 (partial)
NotesC 1667-1673 — omitted from registers

Explanatory NotesIndex of Churches