ROSTHERNE: St. Mary (Church of England)

Church History

An ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of High Legh, Marthall cum Warford, Mere, Millington, Over Peover, Over Tabley, Rostherne, Snelson, and Tatton, and parts of the townships of Agden and Bollington.

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1827 — reduced when the townships of Marthall, Over Peover and Snelson were transferred to Over Peover: St. Lawrence.
  • 1855 November 6 — reduced when the township of Over Tabley and part of the township of Mere were transferred to Over Tabley: St. Paul.
  • 1869 August 10 — reduced when the constituent parts of the towships of Agden and Bollington, together with part of the township of Millington, were transferred to Bollington: Holy Trinity.
  • 1881 March 4 — reduced by the creation of Ashley: St. Elizabeth.
  • 1973 June 20 — reduced when the civil parish of High Legh was transferred to High Legh: St. John.

On 20 June 1973 the district was amalgamated with that of Bollington: Holy Trinity, to form the combined district of "Rostherne with Bollington".

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1594-1978 ; M 1594-2002 ; B 1594-1653 — Cheshire Record Office (P 47)
C from 1978 ; M from 2002 ; B from 1874 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1594-1919 ; M 1594-1870 ; B 1594-1874 — Cheshire Record Office ; Family History Society of Cheshire ; Manchester Archives & Local Studies ; Knutsford Library
Bishop's Transcripts1600, 1608(?), 1612-13, 1616, 1621-23, 1627, 1630-33, 1635-37, 1639-40, 1658-61, 1663, 1665-66, 1668-76, 1678-85, 1690-96, 1698-1738, 1741-99, 1801, 1803-49, 1851-75 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office ; Family History Society of Cheshire
Copies and IndexesC 1593-1812, MB 1603-1812 (transcript) — Manchester Archives & Local Studies (Owen MSS)
C 1595-1735, MB 1594-1735 (transcript) — Society of Genealogists' Library, John Rylands University Library
M 1594-1734, 1784-1837 — North & East Cheshire Marriage Index - may be viewable at subscription sites such as ancestry or findmypast
M 1668-1837 (incomplete) — Bertram Merrell Marriage Index of Cheshire (1750-1836)
M 1837-2002 — Cheshire BMD (CE:1077)
Monumental InscriptionsPublished by North Cheshire Family History Society, 1988
NotesC 1609-1619 ; M 1606-1619 ; B 1612-1617 ; CMB 1648 — omitted from registers

Explanatory NotesIndex of Churches