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|Little Leigh, Cheshire|
St Michael's and All Angels, Little Leigh Cheshire
|Poor Law Union||Northwich PLU|
|Parish registers: 1561|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1576|
|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|
LEIGH (LITTLE), is a village, a township, and a chapelry in Great Bedworth parish, Cheshire. The village stands near the Grand Trunk canal and the river Weaver, 3½ miles NW of Northwich railway station. The chapelry includes also the townships of Dutton and Bartington; and was constituted in 1833. There is a Baptist chapel.
Little Leigh, St Michael and All Angels was formerly a chapel in the Ancient parish of Great Budworth, Cheshire including Bartington, Little Leigh and part of Dutton.
The present church was built in 1879 to a design by Edmund Kirby. Before the church was built the chapel [from the 1770's] stood in what is now the churchyard.
St Michael and All Angels Church, Little Leigh is in the village of Little Leigh, Cheshire, England. The church is a Grade II listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Great Budworth.
Little Leigh is a civil parish and village within the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is located approximately 2 miles north of Weaverham on the A533 road.
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 241233.
Little Leigh St Michael and All Angels 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|
|Little Leigh St Michael and All Angels Parish (1782) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1782-1909
|FS BT'S||1813-1864|| 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 the chapelry of Little Leigh, 1782-1983 Little Leigh was a chapelry in the parish of Great Budworth and a parish from 1866
An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online in FamilySearch Historical Records
|Baptisms, 1782-1937. Marriages, 1844-1847. Banns, 1844-1956. Burials, 1841-1915.||BRITISH 1656403 Items 2 - 8|
|Marriages, 1847-1983||BRITISH 2045911 Item 3|
|Marriages, 1847-1983.||BRITISH 2069091 Item 3|
|Burials, 1915-1982. Graves, 1920-1959.||BRITISH 2147302 Items 5 - 6|
Bishop's transcripts for Little Leigh, 1813-1864 Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 128
An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s Transcripts (Diocese of Chester) is available online in FamilySearch Historical Records
|Bishop's transcripts Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 1813-1840, 1853, 1855. Baptisms, burials, 1841-1845, 1847-1852, 1854, 1856, 1858-1864.||BRITISH 1647518 Item 2|
Little Leigh, Baptist Chapel.
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.
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BibliographyPevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) , The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 255, ISBN 0 300 09588 0
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