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Guide to Norley, 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.
NORLEY, is a township, in the lordship of Kingsley, parish of Frodsham, union of Runcorn, hundred of Eddisbury, and South division of the county of Chester, it is 5 miles (S. E.) from Frodsham, on the road to Northwich. A church was erected here in 1832. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.
Norley St John The Evangelist was created from a former chapelry within Frodsham, Cheshire Ancient Parish.
Norley is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It lies to the north of Delamere Forest, near the village of Cuddington.
The parish church of St John the Evangelist stands to the northwest of the village. Its benefice is combined with those of Christ Church, Crowton, and St John the Evangelist, Kingsley.
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 241237. 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.
Norley St John the Evangelist 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|
|Norley St John the Evangelist Parish (1855) Online Records|
|FS PR's||NONE|| NONE
|FS BT'S||1855-1898|| 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 Norley parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Bishop's transcripts: Cheshire Record Office: EDB 157
|Bishop's transcripts for Norley, 1855-1899||Film|
| Baptisms, 1855-1856, burials, 1887-1890, baptisms, 1887-1890, baptisms, burials, 1891-1895, baptisms, 1896-1898, burials, 1896-1899.
|| 1647523 Item 2|
Non Conformist Churches
- Wesleyan Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist Association
Wesleyan Methodist records: Cheshire Record Office call no.: EMS 203/1.
|Church records for the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Norley, 1871-1891||Film|
|Baptisms: 1629-1849 Banns of marriages: 1754, 1761-1769 Marriages: 1629-1786 Burials: 1629-1812||2299474 Item 22|
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:
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
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Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.
BibliographyPevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) , The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 294, ISBN 0 300 09588 0
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