Lower Whitley, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Lower Whitley, Cheshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
WHITLEY, LOWER, is a township and chapelry, in the parish of Great Budworth, union of Runcorn, hundred of Bucklow, N. division of the county of Chester, it is 4¾ miles (N. W. by N.) from Northwich. The hamlet of Grimsditch is in the township. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.
Lower Whitley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1824 from Great Budworth, Cheshire Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Whitley Inferior and Whitley Superior.
Whitley is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is surrounded by the parishes of Antrobus, Comberbach, Little Leigh and Dutton. It also borders Daresbury in Halton borough as well as Hatton and Stretton in Warrington borough.
There is a Society of Friends burial ground (18th century).
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 241233.
Lower Whitley St Luke chapelry registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|Lower Whitley St Luke Chapelry (1777) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1779-1806
|FS BT'S|| 1847-1850
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.
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Chapelry Lower Whitley parish registers, 1777-1986 Cheshire Record Office no.: P177/3302/1, P177/1/1-4, P177/2, P177/4366/1.
|Chapelry Lower Whitley parish registers||Film|
| Baptisms, 1869-1949
|| 1656489 Item 6|
| Marriages, 1847-1983
|| 2045911 Item 4|
| Baptisms, 1777-1806, 1824-1869 (4 registers). Copy register baptisms, 1777-1805. Baptisms, 1869-1949 (another filming). Marriages, 1847-1983 (another filming).
|| 2105692 Items 8 - 14|
| Burials, 1855-1986. Banns, 1856-1969.
|| 2147231 Items 1 - 2|
Bishop's transcripts for Lower Whitley, 1847-1850 Cheshire Record Office: EDB 133
|Bishop's transcripts for Lower Whitle||Film|
| Baptisms, 1847-1850
|| 1647518 Item 5|
Non Conformist Churches
- Wesleyan Methodist
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:
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.
- Samuel A. Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 26 March 2013
- 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.