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Guide to Hurdsfield, 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.
HURDSFIELD, is a township, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester; and is adjoining the town of Macclesfield on the east. The Macclesfield and Chapel-en-le-Frith road, and the Macclesfield canal, pass through. A very neat church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was consecrated in 1837. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.
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.
Hurdsfield Holy Trinity 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|
|Hurdsfield Holy Trinity Parish (1839) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1839-1909
|FS BT'S|| 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.
Here is a list of Hurdsfield parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Cheshire Record Office no.: P165/1/1-2, P165/2/1-7, P165/3/1-3, P165/4/1.
|Parish registers for Hurdsfield, 1839-1980||Film|
| Baptisms, 1839-1927.
||2186939 Items 5 - 6|
| Marriages, 1840-1969. Burials, 1839-1887.
|| 2186940 |
| Burials, 1887-1940. Graves register, 1840-1980.
|| 2186941 Items 1 - 2|
Bishop's transcripts, Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 116
|Bishop's transcripts for Hurdsfield, 1846-1847||Film|
|Baptisms, 1846-1847, burials, 1846-1847, baptisms, burials, 1847.||1647433 Item 3|
Non Conformist Churches
Cheshire Record Office call no.: EMS 1/1.
|Church records for the Waterloo Street New Connexion Methodist Chapel, Hurdsfield, 1878-1965||Film|
|Baptisms, 1878-1965.||2299472 Item 6|
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 (1837-1975)
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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