Where both exist for the same parish and date, therefore, your search may well return two entries for an individual.
The Cheshire Non-Conformist and Roman Catholic baptism records include those for Baptists, Congregationalists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Society of Friends (Quakers), Unitarians and Roman Catholics.
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The amount of information varies a great deal but they may contain some or all of the following information about your ancestor: The Methodist movement grew in Cheshire from the 1740s.
In 1726 he was elected a fellow of Lincoln College at Oxford, and in the following year he left Oxford temporarily to act as curate to his father, the rector of Epworth.
Wesley was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1728 and returned to Oxford in 1729.Before 1837, regardless of religious beliefs, most people were baptised, married and buried in the local Church of England Parish.Despite differences in belief and even after the Toleration Act of 1689 which granted freedom to worship, many non-conformists continued to use their local parish church for registration purposes.However, some non-conformists did keep their own registers, particularly baptism and burial registers, in the period between 16.Between 17 is was illegal to marry anywhere except in a Church of England parish Church unless you were a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) or Jewish.The Diocese of Chester Bishop's Transcripts of Burials cover the Diocese of Chester which comprises the historic County of Cheshire in its pre-1974 boundaries.