Hurdsfield, Cheshire Genealogy

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

See Hurdsfield Holy Trinity, Cheshire

Hurdsfield, Cheshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Macclesfield
County Cheshire
Poor Law Union Macclesfield
Registration District Macclesfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1839
Bishop's Transcripts: None
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]

HURDSFIELD, is a township, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester; and is adjoining the town of Macclesfield on the east. The Macclesfield and Chapel-en-le-Frith Road, and the Macclesfield Canal, pass through. A very neat church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was consecrated in 1837. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

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]

Hurdsfield Holy Trinity parish 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
Hurdsfield Holy Trinity Parish (1839) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1839-1909

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 Hurdsfield parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Cheshire Record Office no.: P165/1/1-2, P165/2/1-7, P165/3/1-3, P165/4/1.

Parish registers for Hurdsfield, 1839-1980 Film
Baptisms, 1839-1927.
2186939 Items 5 - 6
Marriages, 1840-1969. Burials, 1839-1887.
Burials, 1887-1940. Graves register, 1840-1980.
2186941 Items 1 - 2

Bishop's transcripts, Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 116

Bishop's transcripts for Hurdsfield, 1846-1847 Film
Baptisms, 1846-1847, burials, 1846-1847, baptisms, burials, 1847. 1647433 Item 3
Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]


Cheshire Record Office call no.: EMS 1/1.

Church records for the Waterloo Street New Connexion Methodist Chapel, Hurdsfield, 1878-1965 Film
Baptisms, 1878-1965. 2299472 Item 6

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 Districtions[edit | edit source]
  • Macclesfield (1837-1975)

Poor Law[edit | edit source]

  • Macclesfield

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]

Hurdsfield on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 8 March 2013

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.