WHITEGATE: St. Mary (Church of England)

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Church History

An ancient parish church, originally serving the township of Darnhall, and parts of the townships of Marton, Over and Weaverham cum Milton.

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1863 January 13 — reduced when part of the township of Marton was transferred to the new district of Over: St. John the Evangelist.
  • 1876 May 30 — reduced when the township of Darnhall was transferred to Over: St. Chad.
  • 1935 April 2 — reduced when part of the township of Over was transferred to Sandiway: St. John the Evangelist.
  • 1936 July 17 — reduced when of three detached portions lying wholly within the boundaries of Weaverham: St. Mary were transferred to the latter district.
  • 1936 July 17 — enlarged by the addition of a detached portion of Weaverham: St. Mary lying to the south of Chester Road.

On 27 October 1971 the district was united with that of Little Budworth: St. Peter, to form the combined district of "Whitegate with Little Budworth".

Church Records

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

Original RegistersC 1565-1932 ; M 1565-1942 ; B 1565-1951 — Cheshire Record Office (P 52)
C from 1932 ; M from 1942 ; B from 1952 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1565-1932 ; M 1565-1942 ; B 1565-1951 — Cheshire Record Office ; Winsford Library
C 1565-1883 ; M 1565-1837 ; B 1565-1845 — Family History Society of Cheshire
Bishop's Transcripts1576/7, 1600, 1604, 1607-09, 1611-15, 1617-20, 1622(?), 1623, 1625-26, 1628-30, 1633-37, 1639, 1641, 1658-60, 1664-66, 1668-76, 1679-85, 1688-90, 1692-1713 (microfilmed) ; 1714-38, 1740-50, 1752-1853, 1892-1911 — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesCMB 1565-1837 (transcript by N. Lambert, 3 vols.) — Cheshire Record Office
C 1702-1834 ; M 1702-1813 ; B 1702-1812 (microfilmed transcript) — Society of Genealogists' Library
Copies and IndexesCMB 1565-1871 — Cheshire Parish Register Project
CMB 1565-1837 (typescript and index, 3 vols.) — Cheshire Record Office ; Winsford Library
M 1700-1837 — Bertram Merrell Marriage Index of Cheshire (1750-1836)
M 1754-1837 — North & East Cheshire Marriage Index - may be viewable at subscription sites such as ancestry or findmypast
M 1838-1974 — Cheshire BMD (CW:154)
B 1565-1870 — National Burial Index
Monumental InscriptionsPublished by the Family History Society of Cheshire, 1997

Explanatory NotesIndex of Churches