Norbury, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Norbury, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Norbury is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1737 from chapelry in Stockport [St Mary] Ancient Parish.
|Poor Law Union||Stockport|
|Parish registers: 1829|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1829|
|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|
NORBURY, is a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Stockport parish, Cheshire. The village stands adjacent to the Stockport and Buxton railway, and near an affluent of the river Mersey, 1 mile S E of Hazlegrove railway station, and 3 S E of Stockport. The township contains also part of the village of Hazlegrove, which has a post-office under Stockport. 
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 241245.
Norbury St Thomas 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|
|FMP = FindMyPast|
|NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)|
|Norbury St Thomas Chapelry (1818) Online Records|
|FS PR's||1818-1909|| NONE
|FS BT'S||1830-1877|| NONE
|FMP (£)|| KN
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 Norbury parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers: Cheshire Record Office call no.: P142/1/1-3, P142/4615/1-11, P142/2/1-5, P142/3/1-2.
| Parish registers from Norbury, near Stockport, 1829-1968
| Baptisms, 1829-1953. Marriages, 1837-1858.
||1941873 Items 5 - 11|
| Marriages, 1858-1929.
| Marriages, Sep. 1929-1956. Marriage banns, 1923-1968. Burials, 1834-1862
|| 1941900 |
| Burials, Apr. 1862-1898.
|| 1941901 Item 1|
Parish registers: Cheshire Record Office: P247/5123/1, 4-7, 14, P247/1/1-2, P247/2/1-2, P247/3.
| Parish registers for Poynton, 1723-1959 (Chapelry of Norbury)
| Baptisms, 1723-1795, marriages, 1723-1753. Baptisms, 1795-1868 (includes the chapelry of Norbury, 1812-1829).
|| 2149189 Items 2 - 5|
| Baptisms, 1868-1959. Marriages, 1859-1947.
|| 2149188 |
| Baptisms, 1868-1958 (another filming). Marriages, 1859-1936 (another filming).
|| 2149189 Items 6 - 9|
| Banns of marriages, 1859-1934.
|| 2149189 Item 1|
| Marriages, 1936-1947. Burials, 1840-1883
|| 2149219 Items 1 - 2|
Parish registers: Microfiche of original published: [S.l.] : North Cheshire Family History Society, 1997-c2001
| Parish of St. Thomas, Norbury (Hazel Grove) (Chapelry of Norbury)
| Part 1, a list of burials in date order, 1834-1898. (3 fiches)
|| Granite Mountain Record Vault British B2 Access Services 6200566|
| Part 2, an alphabetical listing of burials, 1834-1898. (3 fiches)
|| Granite Mountain Record Vault British B2 Access Services 6200567|
| Burials, 1898-1977 (7 fiches)
|| Granite Mountain Record Vault British B2 Access Services 6395271|
Bishop's transcripts: Microfilm of originals in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester.
|Bishop's transcripts for Norbury, 1829-1877||Film|
|Baptisms, 1829-1833, baptisms, burials, 1834-1874, baptisms, 1875-1877, burials, 1875-1877.||1647523 Item 1|
Bishop's transcripts: Cheshire Record Office: EDB 171
| Bishop's transcripts for Poynton and Norbury, 1723-1864 (Chapelry of Norbury)
|Baptisms, marriages, 1723-1726, baptisms, 1727-1733, baptisms, marriages, 1733-1753, baptisms, 1754-1801, 1809-1810, 1807-1808, 1805, 1804, 1802, 1801, 1810-1827, 1829, 1831-1839, 1840, 1839, baptisms, burials, 1840, baptisms, 1841-1842, burials, 1841-1842, baptisms, burials, 1843-1862, baptisms, 1863.||1647669 Item 3|
|Baptisms, burials, 1863, burials, 1864.||1647670 Item 1|
Stockport has numerous churches and chapels. The principal faiths include:
Stockport, Our Lady and the Apostles (Roman Catholic), Edgeley Road. Founded 1799, rebuilt in 1905.
Stockport, St. Joseph (Roman Catholic), Tatton Street. Founded 1851, the present church was Built in 1862. Registers of baptisms 1862–1912, marriages 1863–1934 and burials 1862–1905 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
Stockport, St. Michael (Roman Catholic). Registers of baptisms 1851–1895, marriages 1856–1882 and burials 1863–1866 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
Stockport, St. Ambrose (Roman Catholic), Adswood Road. Founded 1939.
Stockport, Friends' Meeting House (Quakers), Lower Hillgate. Built in 1705.
Stockport, United Reform Church (Hanover Chapel) (Independent/Congregational). Records of baptisms 1816–1961 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
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:
- Stockport (1837-1900)
Poor Law Unions
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.
Norbury (near Stockport) on GENUKI
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date accessed: 2 April 2013
- 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 15 October 2013.