Woodford, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Woodford, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
WOODFORD, a township, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, 6 miles (S. by W.) from 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 241240.
Woodford Parish 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|
|Woodford Christ Church Parish (1873) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1842-1909
| FS BT's
Woodford was founded in 1842 as a chapel to Prestbury and made a Parish in 1873.
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers for Woodford, Cheshire, 1842-1935 Cheshire Record Office call no.: P148/1-3.
|Parish Registers: Woodford||Film|
| Baptisms, 1842-1926. Marriages, 1874-1935. Burials, 1848-1922.
|| 2106684 Items 2 - 4|
Bishop's transcripts for Woodford, 1842-1892 Cheshire Record Office: EDB 227
| Bishops Transcripts: Woodford
| Baptisms, 1Baptisms, 1842, 1844-1846, 1848, 1850, 1852, baptisms, burials, 1854-1860, baptisms, 1861, baptisms, burials, 1862-1866, 1891-1892.881-1891, 1893, 1892, 1894-1897, 1899.
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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 (1837-1939)
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
See a gazetteer description of Adlington at Vision of Britain.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 652-654. Date accessed: 24 January 2014.