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Guide to Audlem, Cheshire family history and genealogy: parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
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 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241247. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Audlem St James parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|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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