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HALTON: St. Mary the Virgin (Church of England)

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Church History

Founded in 1732 as a chapelry in the parish of Runcorn: All Saints, serving the townships of Clifton, Halton, Norton and Stockham, which became a district church. In 1860. The boundaries of "The District Chapelry of Halton" were described in the London Gazette on 16 May 1860:

"All those portions of the parish of Runcorn, in the county and diocese of Chester, which are comprised within the townships of Clifton, Norton, and Stockham. And also all that portion of the township of Halton, in the same parish, which is not included within the particular district of the Holy Trinity, Runcorn."

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

In 1973 the district was amalgamated with Runcorn: Holy Trinity and Grange: St. Andrew to create the combined district of "East Runcorn with Halton".

The district also included the subsidiary churches of Castlefields: Christ ChurchNorton: St. Bertoline & St. Christopher, and Hallwood: St. Mark.

Church Records

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

Original Registers C 1732-1986 ; M 1733-1749, 1860-2006 Cheshire Record Office (P 27)
C from 1986 ; M from 2006 Church
Microfilm Copies C 1732-1940 ; M 1733-1749, 1860-1936 Cheshire Record Office ; Manchester Archives & Local Studies ; Family History Society of Cheshire
C 1732-1940 ; M 1733-1749, 1860-1957 Halton Lea Library
Bishop's Transcripts 1732-39, 1741-1841, 1843-45, 1851-87 (microfilmed) Cheshire Record Office
Copies and Indexes M 1860-1951 Cheshire BMD (HA:C15)
Notes M 1738-1746 omitted from registers
M 1759-1860 see Runcorn: All Saints
B none

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