Chadkirk, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Chadkirk, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Chadkirk, Cheshire
Romiley - Chadkirk Chapel.JPG
Romiley - Chadkirk Chapel
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Stockport Borough
County Cheshire
Poor Law Union Stockport
Registration District Stockport
Records begin
Parish registers: 1748
Bishop's Transcripts: 1790
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Macclesfield
Diocese Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Cheshire (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Cheshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ROMILEY, or Chadkirk, a village and a township-chapelry in Stockport parish, Cheshire. The village stands on the Peak Forest canal, adjacent to the Manchester, Hyde, and New Mills railway, 4 miles E by N of Stockport; and has a station on the railway and a post-office under Stockport. The church was built in 1865. There is a Wesleyan chapel.[1]

Chadkirk St Chad is a chapelry in Cheshire and was created in 1745 from part of Romiley chapelry in Stockport St Mary Ancient parish.

The chapel originated in the 16th Century, although the site may date back even further - to the arrival of St Chad in the 7th Century.

The well and spring exist to this day. Most of what we know about St. Chad has been written by Bede in his 'A History Of The English Church And People' written in Northumbria in 731 AD and, despite being of Roman persuasion, Bede had a very high regard for St. Chad.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Chadkirk St Chad (Romiley) Chapelry 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
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
Chadkirk St Chad (Romiley) Chapelry (1748) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1790-1895
FS BT'S 1790-1909   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.

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online in Record Search.

Here is a list of church records on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Parish registers for the chapelry of Chadkirk, 1747-1910 Chadkirk, also known as Romiley, is a chapelry in Stockport parish. Cheshire Record Office call number: P90/1/1-2, 2/1-2, 3337/1, 3/1.

Parish Registers: Chadkirk
FHL Film
Burials, 1747-1813, 1847-1868. Marriages, 1747-1754. Baptisms, 1747-1910. BRITISH
2147234 Items 1 - 6

Bishop's transcripts for Chadkirk, 1790-1913 St. Chad's Church is a chapelry known as Chadkirk. The civil chapelry is called Romiley not Chadkirk. Cheshire Record Office: EDB 47

An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s transcripts is available online in Record Search

Bishop's Transcript: Chadkirk
FHL Film
Baptisms, burials, 1790-1913. BRITISH 1647367 Item 4

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

  • Romiley, Methodist Chapel (Primitive).
  • Romiley, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).

For history of Methodist worship in Romiley

Non-Conformist Records:

Methodist records are held at Manchester Central Library. Romiley Methodist Circuit (C19)

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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:

Registration Districts[edit | edit source]

Stockport (1837–1937).

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

  • Stockport

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Chadkirk on GENUKI

also see Romiley on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John Marius Wilson,Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Date Accessed: 15 February 2013
  2. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 15 October 2013.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]