Dukinfield St Mark, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

DUKINFIELD, or Duckenfield, a township, four chapelries',and a sub-district, in Stockport parish, Cheshire. The township lies on the river Tame, the Peak Forest canal, and the Manchester and Sheffield railway, at the boundary with Lancashire, and on the ancient boundary of Mercia and Northumbria,St. John, St. Mark, St. Matthew,There are chapels for Independents, Moravians,Unitarian's, Wesleyans, Free Methodists, New Connexion Methodists, and Roman Catholics.[1]

DUKINFIELD, a township, in the parish of Stockport, union of Ashton-under-Lyne, hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester; adjoining Ashton-under-Lyne.
The village is seated upon a pleasant eminence, at the foot of which, to the north, runs the river Tame. This river separates the township from the town of Ashton-under-Lyne, in Lancashire.  A church, dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, was erected in 1840-1841, and consecrated on May 24th in the latter year. An ecclesiastical parish, called St. Mark's, was formed of a part of Dukinfield adjoining Ashton, in February 1846. The Calvinists, Independents, Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists, Methodists of the New Connexion, Moravians, Unitarians, and Roman Catholics have places of worship.[2]


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.

Church records

Dukinfield St Mark 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
Dukinfield St Mark Parish Online Records


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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

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. Wilson,John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870) adapted 19 February 2013
  2. Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848) adapted 19 February 2013

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