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Guide to Chelford, 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.
Chelford St John the Evangelist is an ancient chapelry in the Ancient Parish of Prestbury St Peter. It was the church for Old Withington from its foundation. The parish is the archdeaconry of Macclesfield and the deanery of Knutsford. Its modern benefice is combined with that of St Peter, Lower Withington.
The church dates from 1774–76 and the west tower was added in 1840
CHELFORD, is a chapelry, in the parish of Prestbury, the union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, it is 5 miles (S. E. by E.) from Knutsford; it contains the township of Old Withington. Here is a station on the Manchester and Birmingham railway. The chapel, rebuilt in 1776.
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 241240. 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.
Chelford St John the Evangelist registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (FindMyPast) - (£)|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|FMP = FindMyPast|
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)|
|Chelford St John the Evangelist Chapelry (1653) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1653-1909
|FS BT'S||1715-1903|| 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.
Prestbury, St. Peter (C of E). The ancient parish church for Old Withington.
Chelford, St. John the Evangelist (C of E). An ancient chapelry in Prestbury parish. Parish registers for Chelford, 1679-1934 Cheshire Record Office call no.: P182/1/1-2, P182/2, P182/3, P182/6129.
Microfilm copy of original filmed at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England.
Here is a list of church records on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
|Parish Register Content||FHL Film|
|Marriages, 1679-1752. Baptisms, burials, 1679-1849. Burials, 1850-1894.||BRITISH 2069042 Items 3 - 6|
|Baptisms, 1849-1934.||BRITISH 2262741 Item 7|
Bishop's transcripts for Chelford, 1839-1903 Cheshire Record Office: call number EDB 49 Microfilm of originals in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester.
|Bishop's Transcript||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, burials, 1839-1903.||BRITISH 1647368 Item 1|
IGI coverage 1674-1794
The parish may be found in FamilySearch Historical Records (formerly Record Search) and further information about record sources can be found in The Family History Library Catalog
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:
- Macclesfield (1837–1937)
- Cheshire East
Poor Law Unions
- Macclesfield Poor Law Union,Cheshire
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
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- ↑ Lewis, Samuel A. A Topigraphical Dictionary of England (1848) Date Accessed: 15 February 2013
- ↑ Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
- ↑ Cheshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 16 October 2013.
- ↑ 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 15 October 2013.
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