NESTON: St. Mary & St. Helen (Church of England)

High Street.

Church History

An ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Great Neston, Ledsham, Leighton, Little Neston, Ness, Raby, Thornton Hough and Willaston. It included the chapel of Little Neston: St. Michael.

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1859 — reduced when the township of Ledsham was transferred to Capenhurst: Holy Trinity.
  • 1865 May 19 — reduced when the township of Willaston and parts of the townships of Little Neston and Raby were transferred to Willaston: Christ Church.

Church Records

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

Original Registers C 1559-1965 ; M 1559-1974 ; B 1559-1918 — Cheshire Record Office (P 149)
C from 1965 ; M from 1974 ; B from 1918 — Church
Microfilm Copies C 1559-1952 ; M 1559-1951 ; B 1559-1918 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1559-1901 ; M 1559-1911 ; B 1559-1918 — Family History Society of Cheshire ; Birkenhead Central Library
C 1559-1901 ; M 1559-1911 ; B 1559-1888 — Neston Library
Bishop's Transcripts 1581 ; 1587, 1593, 1603(?), 1605, 1607,1609-10, 1612, 1617-24, 1626-27, 1630, 1632, 1634, 1636, 1638-39, 1641-42, 1666-70, 1672-77, 1679-85,1694-95, 1700-39, 1741-45, 1747-1840, 1871-74 (microfilmled) — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and Indexes CMB 1561-1671 (transcript) — Chester Library
CMB 1561-1871 — Cheshire Parish Register Project
M 1559-1837 — North Wales Marriage Index
M 1700-1765, 1800-1837 (incomplete) — Bertram Merrell Marriage Index of Cheshire (1750-1836)
M 1837-1958 — Cheshire BMD (CW:CE37)
B 1574-1871 — National Burial Index
Monumental Inscriptions Transcript by B. H. Chorley, 1970 — Cheshire Record Office

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