Godley cum Newton Green, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Godley cum Newton Green, Cheshire family history and genealogy: parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
GODLEY, is a township and a chapelry in Mottram parish, Cheshire. The township lies on the verge of the county, at a junction of railways, it is adjacent to Hyde, 3 miles SSE of Ashton-under-Lyne; and has a station at the railway junction. The chapelry bears the name of Godley-cum-Newton-Green; and was constituted in 1847. Post town is, Newton-Moor, under Manchester.
Godley cum Newton Green is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1847 from Mottram in Longendale Ancient Parish and Newton in Mottram Ecclesiastical Parish.
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 241239.
Godley cum Newton Green St John the Baptist 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|
|Godley cum Newton Green St John the Baptist Parish (1847) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1847-1909
|FS BT'S||1847-1867|| NONE
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers: Cheshire Record Office no.: P153/1/1-2, P153/2/1-7, P153/3/1-2.
|Parish registers for Godley-cum-Newton Green, 1847-1948||Film|
| Baptisms, 1847-1909.
|| 2186913 Items 5 - 6|
| Marriages, 1850-1948. Burials, 1850-Sep. 1902.
|| 2186937 |
| Burials, June 1902-1906.
|| 2186938 Item 1|
Bishop's transcripts: Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 95
|Bishop's transcripts for Godley, 1847-1872||Film|
| Baptisms, 1847-1850, 1849-1867, marriages, 1850-1854, 1856-1860, burials, 1850-1872.
||1647430 Item 2|
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:
- Ashton under Lyne (1837-1923)
Poor Law Union
- Ashton under Lyne
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
- Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 5 March 2013