Henbury, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Henbury, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Macclesfield|
|Parish registers: 1845|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1892|
|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|
HENBURY, is a township and a chapelry in Prestbury parish, Cheshire. The township lies 2 miles W of Macclesfield railway station; it includes the hamlet of Pexhall; and bears the name of Henbury-with-Pexhall. The chapelry extends beyond the township, includes part of the borough of Macclesfield, and was constituted in 1845. Post town, is Macclesfield. The church was built in 1845; there is a Wesleyan chapel.
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.
Henbury St Thomas 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|
|Henbury St Thomas Parish (1813) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1813-1909
|FS BT'S|| 1892-1904
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 Henbruy parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers, Cheshire Record Office no.: P253/1.
|Parish registers for St. Thomas, Henbury, Cheshire, 1845-1981||Film|
| Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1845-1871.
|| 1656723 Item 7|
| Baptisms, 1871-1956. Marriages, 1869-1955.
|| 2106997 Items 12 - 14|
| Burials, 1845-1956. Register of graves, 1907-1981.
|| 2106998 Items 1 - 3|
Bishop's transcripts, Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 107
|Bishop's transcripts for Henbury, 1892-1904||Film|
|Baptisms, burials, 1892-1893, burials, 1894-1895, baptisms, 1894-1897, burials, 1896-1899, baptisms, 1898-1902, burials, 1901-1902, baptisms, 1902-1904, burials, 1903-1904.||1647431 Item 3|
Non Conformist Churches
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:
- Macclesfield (1837-1998)
- Cheshire East (1998-2007)
Poor Law Uniions
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Henbury on GENUKI
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 5 March 2013.
- 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.