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Guide to '''Macclesfield Christ Church, 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.<br>
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MACCLESFIELD, is a town, a township, four chapelries, and a district, in Cheshire. It dates from ancient times.  
 
MACCLESFIELD, is a town, a township, four chapelries, and a district, in Cheshire. It dates from ancient times.  
  
There are'''Independents''','''Wesleyan's''', and '''New Connexion Methodist''' chapels; as well as '''United Free Methodist''', '''Baptist''', '''Quakers'''', '''Primitive Methodist''', '''Independent Methodist''' and '''Unitarian''' chapels. As well as a '''Roman Catholic''' church, and a '''W Lady'''-chapel; it contains three chapels, for respectively '''Churchmen''', and '''Dissenters'''.  
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There are '''Independents''','''Wesleyan's''', and '''New Connexion Methodist''' chapels; as well as '''United Free Methodist''', '''Baptist''', '''Quakers'''', '''Primitive Methodist''', '''Independent Methodist''' and '''Unitarian''' chapels. As well as a '''Roman Catholic''' church, and a '''W Lady'''-chapel; it contains three chapels, for respectively '''Churchmen''', and '''Dissenters'''.  
  
 
The '''four chapelries''' of Macclesfield are St. Michael, St. Paul, St. Peter, and '''Christ church'''.The parts of the town beyond Macclesfield township are in the chapelries of Sutton-St. George and Hurdsfield; and all the six chapelries are in '''Prestbury parish'''.<ref>Wilson, John Marius ''[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=726170 Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales]'' 1871-72, adapted 26 March 2013</ref><br>  
 
The '''four chapelries''' of Macclesfield are St. Michael, St. Paul, St. Peter, and '''Christ church'''.The parts of the town beyond Macclesfield township are in the chapelries of Sutton-St. George and Hurdsfield; and all the six chapelries are in '''Prestbury parish'''.<ref>Wilson, John Marius ''[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=726170 Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales]'' 1871-72, adapted 26 March 2013</ref><br>  
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David Simpson was a close friend of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. Unusually for an Anglican church.<br>  
 
David Simpson was a close friend of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. Unusually for an Anglican church.<br>  
  
Following the closure of the church in 1983, the graveyard was reclaimed as an area of open space. This involved the exhumation of at least some of the corpses buried in the graveyard.<br>
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Cheshire Record Office Reference P 84<br>Macclesfield Christ Church Parish<br>Date 16th century - 20th century<br>Registers: C 1775-1983, Marriages 1889-1982, Burials 1776-1961. Records other than registers 1599-1983<br>http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=017-p84&amp;cid=0<br>  
 
Cheshire Record Office Reference P 84<br>Macclesfield Christ Church Parish<br>Date 16th century - 20th century<br>Registers: C 1775-1983, Marriages 1889-1982, Burials 1776-1961. Records other than registers 1599-1983<br>http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=017-p84&amp;cid=0<br>  
  
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Guide to Macclesfield Christ Church, 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.

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Contents

Parish History

MACCLESFIELD, is a town, a township, four chapelries, and a district, in Cheshire. It dates from ancient times.

There are Independents,Wesleyan's, and New Connexion Methodist chapels; as well as United Free Methodist, Baptist, Quakers', Primitive Methodist, Independent Methodist and Unitarian chapels. As well as a Roman Catholic church, and a W Lady-chapel; it contains three chapels, for respectively Churchmen, and Dissenters.

The four chapelries of Macclesfield are St. Michael, St. Paul, St. Peter, and Christ church.The parts of the town beyond Macclesfield township are in the chapelries of Sutton-St. George and Hurdsfield; and all the six chapelries are in Prestbury parish.[1]

Great King Street. Founded 1775 as a chapel to Macclesfield, St Michael's, becoming the parish church for part of Macclesfield in 1888; closed in 1983.

In the second half of the 18th century the parish church of Macclesfield. In 1772 David Simpson was appointed curate to the church but was deprived of his curacy because of his evangelical beliefs and preaching. Simpson had been invited to Macclesfield by Charles Roe. Roe built Christ Church for David Simpson, who became its first vicar.

David Simpson was a close friend of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. Unusually for an Anglican church.

Following the closure of the church in 1983, the graveyard was reclaimed as an area of open space. This involved the exhumation of at least some of the corpses buried in the graveyard.

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.

Church records

Macclesfield, Christ Church chapelry 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
Macclesfield, Christ Church Chapelry (1773) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1775-1812
  NONE
1909-1934
  NONE
1776-1919
  NONE
FS BT'S 1779-1836
  NONE
   NONE
  NONE
1779-1843
  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.

Cheshire Record Office Reference P 84
Macclesfield Christ Church Parish
Date 16th century - 20th century
Registers: C 1775-1983, Marriages 1889-1982, Burials 1776-1961. Records other than registers 1599-1983
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=017-p84&cid=0

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 241256.


For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Macclesfield/Macclesfield.shtml

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

Macclesfield Poor Law Union,Cheshire

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

References

  1. Wilson, John Marius Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1871-72, adapted 26 March 2013

Bibliography

Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: B. T Batsford, pp. 213–216
Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 268, ISBN 0 300 09588

David Simpson (1745–1799)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press