Cheadle, Cheshire Genealogy

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

Cheadle, Cheshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Macclesfield
County Cheshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Stockport
Registration District Stockport
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558; Separate registers exist for Handforth St Chad beginning 1840
Bishop's Transcripts: 1610
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Macclesfield
Diocese Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester
Province York
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]

CHEADLE, is a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Stockport district, Cheshire. The village stands near the river Mersey, it is 2 miles NW of the junction of the Macclesfield and Congleton railway with the Manchester and Crewe railway, and 2¼ WSW of Stockport. The parish includes also the townships of Cheadle-Bulkeley and Cheadle-Moseley, and the hamlet of Handforth-cum-Bosden; the post office is under Manchester. There are also chapels for Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and Roman Catholics.[1]

Cheadle includes Bosden, Brookistone, Cheadle Bulkeley, Cheadle Grange, Cheadle Mill, Oakamoor, Freehay, Handforth, Handforth cum Bosden, Handforth St Chad, Huntley, and Cheadle Moseley.

There are many churches in Cheadle: Cheadle St Mary, Cheadle Hulme All Saints, Cheadle Heath St Cuthbert, Cheadle Hulme St Andrew, and Cheadle All Hallows.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

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Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. 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]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Cheadle Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Cheshire
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Parish Registers-Cheshire
1500s-2000s
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1500s-2000s
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1500s-2000s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Cheshire ($)
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Ancestry-Church of England BMD-Cheshire ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1800s-1900s

Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Roman Catholic Parishes:

Cheadle, St. Chad Stockport Road. Founded 1900.
Cheadle, St. Ann Vicarage Avenue. Founded 1952.

Other Non-Conformist Churches:

  • Cheadle Hulme, Baptist Union Chapel, Grove Lane. Built in 1840.
  • Edgeley, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Founded 1817. Registers 1818–1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Cheadle Hulme, Zion Methodist Chapel (Free), Stretford Road. ReBuilt in 1861. Registers 1824–1843 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Cheadle, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1865.
  • Cheadle Heath, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1855.
  • Cheadle Heath, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Built in 1883.
  • Cheadle Hulme, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Station Road. Built in 1883.
  • Cheadle Hulme, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Swan Lane. Built in 1869.
  • Cheadle, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Massie Street.

Church Records Stockport Circuit, Edgeley Wesleyan Methodist, Cheadle Parish, County of Cheshire, U.K. (Macclesfield Hundred), burials, 23 Nov. 1817 to 11 Aug. 1959 Microfiche of original published: [S.l.] : North Cheshire Family History Society, 1999.

Parish Registers: Cheadle, Cheshire Wesleyan Methodist Film
Burials; register 1, 1817-1833, register 2, 1833-1846, register 3, 1846-1869, register 4, 1869-1959. Granite Mountain Record Vault 6200581

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 (1837-1930)

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]

Cheadle on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John Marius Wilson Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Date Accessed: 15 February 2013