Gee Cross, Cheshire Genealogy

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Gee Cross

Guide to Gee Cross, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Parish History

WERNETH, a township, in the parish and union of Stockport, hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, 5 miles (N. E. by E.) from Stockport. In the township are the hamlets of Gee-Cross and Compstall-Bridge, it consists of one wide street, half a mile in length, on the road from Stockport to Mottram-in-Longdendale. A church, dedicated to St. Paul, a plain but neat structure, was erected in 1841. At Compstall is a place of worship for Methodists, and at GeeCross one for Unitarians. [1]


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.

Church Records

Gee-Cross is a hamlet in the parish of Stockport. Created a parish in 1880 from Comstall, Hyde St George and Hyde St Thomas.-*

Gee Cross Chapelry registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
Gee Cross Holy Trinity Chapelry (1880) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1818-1906

 Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City

Bishop's transcripts for Gee-Cross Chapelry, 1899-1902 Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 93.

Bishops Transcripts: Gee Cross
Baptisms, burials, 1889, 1891-1892, 1895-1898, burials, 1899.
1647429 Item 6
Baptisms, burials, 1899-1900, 1902.
1647430 Item 1

Non-Conformist Churches

  • Unitarian

Non-Conformists Church Records:

Hyde, Gee Cross Unitarian, burials, 4 Jan. 1786 to 14 Apr. 1877
References: (Partial Index to) Church records, 1714-1848 / Gee Cross Unitarian Church (Hyde)

Church records for the Gee Cross Unitarian Church (Hyde) Film
Hyde Gee Cross Unitarian, burials, 4 Jan. 1786 to 14 Apr. 1877
Granite Mountain Record Vault British B2 Access Services 6395265

Civil Registration

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:

Registration Districts

  • Stockport (1837-1930)

Poor Law Unions

  • Stockport

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.

see also England Cheshire Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Maps and Gazetteers

See a gazetteer description of Adlington at Vision of Britain.



  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 513-517. Date accessed: 17 January 2014.