Coppenhall, Cheshire Genealogy

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

Coppenhall, Cheshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Nantwich
County Cheshire
Poor Law Union Nantwich
Registration District Nantwich
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653; Separate registers exist for Crewe Christ Church beginning 1846
Bishop's Transcripts: 1579
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Nantwich
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]

COPPENHALL (St Michael All Angels), is a parish in the union and hundred of Nantwich, S. division of the county of Chester; it is 5 miles NE from Nantwich. The Liverpool and Birmingham railway extends for nearly 2½ miles in the parish, the Chester and Crewe railway for a mile and a half and the Crewe and Manchester for nearly two miles. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. [1]

Coppenhall St. Michael All Angels is an ancient parish, originally serving the townships of Church Coppenhall and Monks Coppenhall.

Coppenhall Church is now within the Coppenhall area of Crewe, Cheshire, England. The church is a Grade II listed building. It is an Anglican parish church in the Diocese of Chester, the Archdeaconry of Macclesfield and the Deanery of Nantwich.

A timber-framed church was built on the site around 1373. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Maw Green, Merrills Bridge and Sydney.

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]

Coppenhall St Michael parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
Coppenhall St Michael Parish (1579) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1869-1901

FS PR's 1652-1909
FS BT'S 1663-1900

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.

Parish registers for Coppenhall, 1653-1935 Cheshire Record Office call number: P19/1/1-4, 2/1-3, P19/3266/1/1-2, P19/3/1-6, P19/3266/2/1-2, P19/4.

Cheshire parish registers are available online at FamilySearch Historical Records.

Parish registers Contents FHL Film
Marriages, 1653-1754. Baptisms, burials, 1653-1812. Baptisms, 1813-January 1865. BRITISH
2093671 Items 3 - 8
Baptisms, October 1864-1935. Marriages, 1754-April 1863. BRITISH
Marriages, March 1863-1921. Burials, 1813-1857. BRITISH

Bishop's transcripts for Coppenhall, 1579-1900 Early entries in Latin. Cheshire Record Office number: WDB 71.

Cheshire, Church of England, bishop’s transcripts are available online at FamilySearch Historical Records.

Bishop's transcriptsContent FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1579, 1595, 1600, 1605, 1607-1610, 1612-1618, 1620-1623, 1626, 1628-1631, 1636-1637, 1639, 1641, 1653, 1665, 1667-1681, 1687, 1689-1690, 1693-1705, 1709-1757, 1759-1776, 1775, 1777-1788, 1791-1837, 1844. Baptisms, burials,1839, 1843, 1846-1847, 1850--1857, 1887-1890, 1892-1895. Baptisms, 1891. BRITISH
1655596 Item 3
Baptisms, burials, 1891, baptisms, 1900, baptisms, burials, 1896-1900. BRITISH
1655597 Item 1

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Presbyterian
  • Primitive Methodist
  • Roman Catholic
  • Wesleyan Methodist
  • Wesleyan Methodist Association

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]
  • Nantwich (1837–1937)
  • Crewe (1937–74)
  • Congleton and Crewe (1974–88)
  • South Cheshire (1988–98)
  • Cheshire Central (post 1998) The post 2009 reorganisation of civil registration can be found online at Cheshire BMD

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

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]

Coppenhall Church on GENUKI

Coppenhall Monks on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 22 Jan 2013
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 189, ISBN 0 300 09588 0