Chelford, Cheshire

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The church dates from 1774–76 and the west tower was added in 1840  
 
The church dates from 1774–76 and the west tower was added in 1840  
  
CHELFORD, a '''chapelry''', in the '''parish of Prestbury''', union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, 5 miles (S. E. by E.) from Knutsford; containing, with the township of Old Withington. Here is a station on the Manchester and Birmingham railway. The chapel, rebuilt in 1776.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A. ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50869#s11 A Topigraphical Dictionary of England]'' (1848) adapted 15 February 2013</ref><br>  
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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 <u>Old Withington</u>. Here is a station on the Manchester and Birmingham railway. The chapel, rebuilt in 1776.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A. ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50869#s11 A Topigraphical Dictionary of England]'' (1848) adapted 15 February 2013</ref><br>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 19:19, 3 May 2013

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Contents

Parish History

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.[1]

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Registration Districts
  • Macclesfield (1837–1937)
  • Cheshire East
  • online events can be searched at Cheshire BMD

Church records

Chelford 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
FMP = FindMyPast
Chelford Chapelry Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1653-1909
  NONE
1674-1752
  NONE
1674-1894
  NONE
FS BT'S 1715-1903   NONE
1716-1734
  NONE
1715-1903
  NONE
FMP (£)     KN

    KN

1674-1894
1674-1894


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

Non-Conformist Churches

Census records

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 241240.


Probate records

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.

Poor Law Unions

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A. A Topigraphical Dictionary of England (1848) adapted 15 February 2013