KNUTSFORD: St. John the Baptist (Church of England)

Church Hill.

Church History

An ancient parish church (formerly dedicated to: St. Helena), originally serving the townships of Bexton, Knutsford Nether, Ollerton, Knutsford Over and Toft.

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1840 — reduced when the township of Ollerton was transferred to Marthall: All Saints.
  • 1855 — reduced when the townships of Bexton and Toft, and part of the township of Knutsford Nether, were transfered to Toft: St. John the Evangelist.
  • 1860 August 30 — reduced when the township of Knutsford Over and part of the township of Knutsford Nether were transferred to Knutsford: St. Cross.
  • 1968 November 22 — (details not available)

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1582-1969 ; M 1582-1970 ; B 1582-1972 — Cheshire Record Office (P 7)
C from 1969 ; M from 1970 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1582-1928 ; M 1582-1952 ; B 1582-1972 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1582-1928 ; M 1582-1924 ; B 1582-1942 — Family History Society of Cheshire, Knutsford Library ; Wilmslow Library
Bishop's Transcripts1581, 1608, 1610, 1617-18, 1620, 1622-25, 1627-30, 1633-34, 1640, 1662-63, 1665-68, 1670-77, 1679-85, 1687-89, 1691-96, 1698-1768, 1770-1815, 1825, 1827-67 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office ; Family History Society of Cheshire
Copies and IndexesM 1754-1837 — North & East Cheshire Marriage Index - may be viewable at subscription sites such as ancestry or findmypast
M 1620-1837(incomplete) — Bertram Merrell Marriage Index of Cheshire (1750-1836)
M 1837-1993 — Cheshire BMD (CE:1049)
B 1582-1752 — published by Cheshire Parish Register Project
Monumental InscriptionsPublished by North Cheshire Family History Society, 1975
Transcript by Family History Society of Cheshire (edited by J. Barnes) 1979 (partial) — Cheshire Record Office

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