Wincle, Cheshire Genealogy
Wincle St Michael became a parish in 1725 a chapelry in the ancient parish of Prestbury, Cheshire.
Wincle’s parish church was built in 1647 on the site of a Neolithic burial mound, and heavily restored in 1882. According to Sir Philip Brocklehurst’s book on the area, it was once said that a certain hospital in Manchester procured the bulk of its anatomical subjects from Wincle church’s graveyard, thanks to an unscrupulous sexton who was bribed to dispatch the bodies the night after they were buried.
The floor was originally not paved as it is now, but covered in rushes, renewed every July in a celebration that became known as ‘rush-bearing’.
A tower was added around 1820 and the rest of the church was rebuilt in 1882 by Edward Witts.
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.
Cheshire BMD online events post 1837.
- Macclesfield (1837–1998)
- Cheshire East (post 1998)
Wincle 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|
|FMP = FindMyPast|
|Wincle Parish Online Records|
|FS BT'S|| 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.
Prestbury, St. Peter (C of E). The ancient parish church for Wincle.
Wincle, St. Michael (C of E). A chapelry to Prestbury, becoming the parish church for Wincle in 1869 Registers of Baptisms 1803–1875 and Burials 1803–1925 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office. Marriage registers from 1871 are held at the church Microfilm of originals at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England. Wincle is a township and a chapelry in Prestbury parish. Cheshire Record Office reference: P33/1-3.
|Parish Register Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, burials, 1803-1875. Burials, 1877-1925.||BRITISH 2105392 Items 7 - 9|
Bishop's Transcripts Microfilm of originals in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester. Chapelry in Prestbury parish.
Cheshire Record Office: EDB 222
|Bishop's Transcripts Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, burials, 1813-1824, 1826-1870, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1871-1872.||BRITISH 1647761 Item 3|
Parish of St. Michael, Wincle, County of Cheshire, U.K. (Macclesfield Hundred), burials, 31 Aug. 1803 - 24 Nov. 1925
Author Taylor, David Microfiche of original published: [S.l.] : North Cheshire Family History Society, 1998. The chapelry of Wincle is also known as St. Michael's. Wincle is a chapelry in Prestbury parish. Record is in two parts, the first being in chronological order and the second in alphabetical order. Parish of St. Michael, Wincle, baptisms 1803-1875
North Cheshire Family History Society
Notes Added title page: An alphabetical list of baptisms 1803-1875 recorded in the parish registers of St. Michael Wincle, county of Cheshire, U.K.
Allgreave, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1871.
Records formerly held at Manchester Central Library Church Register list:
Baptisms-1732-1754- MFPR 443
Baptisms-1757-1757- MFPR 443
Baptisms-1759-1759- MFPR 443
Burials-1732-1754- MFPR 443
Burials-1757-1757- MFPR 443
Burials-1759-1759- MFPR 443
Marriages-1731-1732- MFPR 443
For original registers of above please enquire at Cheshire Record Office.
The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)
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 241241.
Poor Law Unions
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