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Guide to Byley, 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.
Byley St John is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1848 from Middlewich Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: St John Byley and Byley with Lees.
Byley (or Byley cum Yatehouse) was a township in Middlewich Parish, Northwich Hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866.
BYLEY, a township in Middlewich parish, and a chapelry in Middlewich, Devenham, and Sandbach parishes, Cheshire--each of which also see. The township bears the name of Byleycum-Yatehouse; and lies near the Trunk canal, 2 miles N of Middlewich, and 3½ NE of Winsford railway station. The chapelry bears the name of Byleywith-Lees, or St. John Byley; and was constituted in 1847. Post Town, Middlewich.
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 241250. 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.
Byley St John the Evangeilst parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|Byley St John the Evangelist (1848) Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1874-1906
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.
Here is a list of Byley parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers, Cheshire Record Office no.: P100/1-3.
|Parish registers for Byley-with-Lees, 1848-1972||Film|
| Baptisms, 1848-1906. Banns, 1864-1942. Burials, 1849-1898.
||1655851 Items 3 - 6|
|Marriages, 1864-1972.||2262739 Item 6|
Bishop's transcripts, Cheshire Record Office: EDB 42
|Bishop's transcripts for Byley-with-Lees, 1855-1903||Film|
| Baptisms, burials, 1857-1858, baptisms, 1860-1861, 1859-1860, burials, 1859-1860, baptisms, burials, 1880-1885, baptisms, 1886-1887, burials, 1886-1887, baptisms, 1888-1891, burials, 1889-1891, baptisms, 1892-1896, burials, 1892-1896, baptisms, 1897-1900, 1855, baptisms, burials, 1856, burials, 1897-1900, 1901, 1903, baptisms, 1901-1903.
|| 1647366 Item 6|
| Another filming, 1990.
|| 1656840 Item 6|
Non Conformist Churches
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:
- Northwich (1837–1974)
- Vale Royal (1974–98)
- Cheshire Central (1998–2009)
- Cheshire West (post 2009)
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- ↑ Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date accessed: 8 February 2013.
- ↑ 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.
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