Handley, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Handley, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
All Saints Church, Handley Cheshire
|Poor Law Union||Great Boughton|
|Registration District||Great Boughton|
|Parish registers: 1570|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1596|
|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|
HANDLEY (All Saints), is a parish, in the union of Great Boughton, the hundred of Broxton, S. division of the county of Chester, and is 7½ miles (S. E. by S.) from Chester. The parish is situated on the Chester and Whitchurch road.
Handley All Saints is an Ancient Parish in Cheshire and includes Golbourn(e) David.
All Saints Church, Handley, is to the north of the village of Handley, Cheshire, England. Its benefice is combined with that of St Alban, Tattenhall.
There has been a church on this site from the 12th century. In a restoration in 1854 by James Harrison all the masonry was removed except for the west tower which had been built in 1512.
Handley is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. Milton Green is a hamlet in the parish.
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 241232.
Handley All Saints parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|Handley All Saints Parish (1750) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1570-1934
|FS BT'S||1601-1905|| 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 Handley, 1570-1981 Cheshire Record Office number: P3/1/1-2, 3308/1, 2/1-3, 3872/1, 3308/3.
An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online at Family Search Historical Records.
Here is a list of church records on microfilm at theFamily History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City.
|Parish registers Contents||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 1570-1880. Marriages, 1572-1808, 1812-1981. Burials, 1570-1948.||BRITISH 2000013 Items 1 - 8|
Bishop's transcripts for Handley, 1596-1905 Cheshire Record Office number: WDB 101.
An index for Cheshire, Church of England, bishop’s transcripts is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records
|Bishop's transcripts Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1596, 1599, 1601, 1605, 1604, 1606, 1610, 1613-1615, 1618, 1622-1630, 1633-1635, 1637-1642, 1660-1677, 1679-1685, 1690, 1693-1694, 1696-1697, 1700-1701, 1703, 1711, 1715-1723, 1725-1747, 1749-1809, 1811-1813, 1815, 1817, 1825, 1827-1831, 1833. Baptisms, 1816. Marriages, 1822-1824. Baptisms, burials, 1818-1824, 1826, 1839-1905.|| BRITISH |
1655827 Item 2
Handley, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1862.
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:
- Great Boughton (1837–69)
- Chester (1870–1937)
- West Cheshire (1937–74)
- Chester and Ellesmere Port (1974–98)
- Cheshire West (post 1998)
Poor Law Unions
- Great Boughton (1837–71)
- Tarvin (1871–1930) Tarvin (previously Great Boughton) Poor Law Union, Cheshire
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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Hadley on GENUKI
- Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 5 March 2013
- 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.
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any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.
- Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 175–178
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) , The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 233, ISBN 0 300 09588 0