Byley, Cheshire Genealogy
Byley St John is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1848 from Middlewich Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: St John Byley and Byley with Lees.
Byley (or Byley cum Yatehouse) was a township in Middlewich Parish, Northwich Hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. In 1892 Byley was extended in 1892 to include the whole of Croxton and Ravenscroft civil parishes. In 1936 part of Leese was added to Byley. Including the hamlets of Drakelow and Yatehouse Green.
Byley is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, about 2½ miles north of Middlewich.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
- Northwich (1837–1974)
- Vale Royal (1974–98)
- Cheshire Central (1998–2009)
- Cheshire West (post 2009) Registration events may be searched online at Cheshire BMD
Byley parish 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|
|Byley Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1874-1906
|FS BT'S||NONE|| 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.
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Non Conformist Churches
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 241250.
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.
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