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St James' Church, Audlem
|Poor Law Union||Nantwich PLU|
|Registration District||Market Drayton; Nantwich|
|Parish registers: 1557|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1579|
|Diocese||Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester|
|Probate Court||Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Cheshire (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Cheshire Record Office|
AUDLEM (St. James), is a parish, in the union and hundred of Nantwich, S. division of the county of Chester; comprising the townships of Audlem, Buerton, Hankelow, and Tittenley, part of Dodcot cum Wilkesley, and part of Newhall. There is a place of worship for Particular Baptists. 
Audlem, St. James the Great (C of E). An ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Audlem, Buerton, Hankelow and Tittenley, with parts of Coole Pilate, Dodcott cum Wilkesley and Newhall (near Audlem). Registers of Baptisms 1557–1928, Marriages 1557–1923 and Burials 1557–1947 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.
St James' Church, Audlem is in the village of Audlem in south Cheshire, England. The church dates from the late 13th century with additions in the 19th century.
Audlem is a large village and civil parish located in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire in the north west of England, approximately 11 km (7 miles) south of Nantwich. Close to the border with the neighbouring county of Shropshire, the village is eight miles (13 km) east of Whitchurch and seven miles (11 km) north of Market Drayton.
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241247.
Audlem St James parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|CPR = Cheshire Parish Register Project - free|
|FS PR's =|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|Audlem St James Parish (1557) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1557-1909
|FS BT'S||1579-1900|| NONE
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Parish registers for Audlem, 1557-1947 Microfilm copy of original filmed at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England.
Cheshire Record Office call no.: P113/1/1-5, 2/1-4, 3/1-6, 5/1-2.
Here is a list of church registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
|Parish Register||FHL Film|
|Baptisms: 1557-November 1854. Marriages: 1557-1754. Burials:1557-1812.||BRITISH 2093490 Items 2 - 8|
|Baptisms, August 1846-1928. Marriages, 1754-1812 (includes banns), 1813-September 1900.||BRITISH 2093491|
|Marriages, May 1900-1923. Burials, 1813-1923, 1947.||BRITISH 2093492 Items 1 - 5|
Bishop's transcripts for Audlem, 1579-1900 Microfilm copy of original records in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 13.
|Bishop's Transcripts||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1579, 1600-1602, 1605, 1608-1610, 1612-1615, 1620-1621, 1626-1627, 1633-1732.||BRITISH 1655364 Item 3|
|Marriages, 1730-1843. Burials & baptisms, 1730-1843, 1848-1853, 1864-1889. Burials 1890-1899.||BRITISH 1655365|
|Baptisms, 1889-1900.||BRITISH 1655366 Item 1|
Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts are online at FamilySearch Historical Records. Online transcripts completed at Cheshire Parish Register project.
- Audlem, Baptist Chapel. Built in 1840.
- Cox Bank, Jubilee Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1861.
- Audlem, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1862.
- Audlem, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1871, closed in 1943.
Registers of baptisms 1878–1926 are at the Cheshire Record Office.Church records for the Primitive Methodist Church, Audlem, 1878-1926 Notes Microfilm of original filmed at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England. Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EMS 246. Baptisms, 1878-1926 (title board incorrect). FHL BRITISH Film 2299417 Item 15
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage and death indexes available:
Congleton & Crewe (1974–88)
South Cheshire (1988–98)
Cheshire Central (post 1998)
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cheshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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