Church Minshull, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Church Minshull St Bartholomew is an Ancient Parish in Cheshire including Paradise Green, Wood Green, and Wades Green.

St Bartholomew's Church, Church Minshull is in the village of Church Minshull, Cheshire, England. It is a Grade II* listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Macclesfield and the deanery of Nantwich. Its benefice is combined with those of St Mary,  Acton, Cheshire, St David,  Wettenhall, Cheshire, and St Oswald, Worleston.

It is possible that a Saxon church was originally on the site. This was later replaced by a timber framed church which in 1572 contained at least 50 coats of arms of the local nobility, either depicted in the stained glass or painted on the walls. In 1667 a storm damaged the roof and the west wall. At the beginning of the following century the tower partially collapsed and it was rebuilt in 1702. The rest of the church was still in a dangerous condition and it was rebuilt in 1720. A clock was added to the tower in 1722. There were fires in the church in 1798 and 1804 which led to a restoration in 1861. Further fires occurred in 1874 and 1885. In 1891 there was another restoration of the church, by Walter Boden. The previous internal alterations had weakened the structure of the church and in 2000 it was declared to be unsafe. A major restoration of the roof took place in 2002. During 2007 the tower roof was restored and the parapet rebuilt.

Church Minshull is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The village is located approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) north west of Crewe and to the west of the River Weaver and the Shropshire Union Canal. The principal road through Church Minshull is the B5074 between Nantwich (6 miles to the south) and Winsford (4 miles to the north). The modern village centre is a designated conservation area which contains many houses of Tudor style architecture. A large area in the east of the parish falls within the Weaver Valley Area of Special County Value.


Civil Registration

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.

Registration Districts
  • Nantwich (1837–1937)
  • Crewe (1937–74)
  • Congleton and Crewe (1974–88)
  • South Cheshire (1988–98)
  • Cheshire Central ( post1998) The post 2009 reorganisation of civil registration can be found online at Cheshire BMD

Church records

Church Minshull 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
Church Minshull Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1561-1909
FS BT'S 1605-1898   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 Church Minshull, 1561-1983 Cheshire Record Office call number: P12/1/1-2, P12/2/1, P12/3/1-2, P12/4/1, P12/6124/1-2.

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records.

Parish Registers Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1561-1672. Baptisms, burials, 1672-1850.
Marriages, 1672-1755, 1761-1837. Burials, 1851-1874. Rough registers (baptisms, marriages, burials), 1796-1835. Copy register--index, 1561-1611, 1726-1768.
2262977 Items 3 - 15
Baptisms, 1813-1979. Marriages, 1838-1983. BRITISH
2262741 Items 8 - 9

Bishop's transcripts for Church Minshull, 1605-1898 Cheshire Record Office call number: EDB/67.

An index for Cheshire, Church of England Bishops Transcripts is available at FamilySearch Historical Records.

Bishop's Transcript Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1605, 1609-1610, 1614-1618, 1621-1622, 1624, 1623, 1637, 1639-1640, 1648, 1658-1664, 1666, 1668-1670, 1672-1685, 1687-1689, 1691-1705, 1707-1739, 1742-1743, 1745-1818, 1820-1837, 1852-1856. Baptisms, burials, 1745-1870, 1884-1898. BRITISH
1656841 Item 1
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1605, 1609-1610, 1614-1618, 1621-1624, 1637, 1639-1640, 1648, 1658-1664, 1666, 1668-1670, 1672-1685, 1687-1689, 1691-1705, 1707-1739, 1742-1743, 1745-1837, 1852-1856. Baptisms & burials, 1745-1870, 1884-1898. BRITISH
1655595 Item 2
Non-Conformist Churches


Census records

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.

Probate records

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.See also England Cheshire Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Poor Law Unions

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  • Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: B. T Batsford, pp. 132–136
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 179, ISBN 0 300 09588 0