Hurdsfield Holy Trinity, Cheshire Genealogy

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

Hurdsfield Holy Trinity contributor Robin Stott

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Hurdsfield Holy Trinity was created a parish in 1839 from Macclesfield, St Michael's parish.

The church was built in 1838, with the foundation stone being laid on 28 May. The church was built as a result of a number of generous gifts, including a £2,000 legacy from Miss Hyndman. Professor William Smyth gave the land for the church and for 2 church schools which were built later, but have since been demolished. The church was built using local stone from the Kerridge quarries and it is now a Grade 2 listed building.

The consecration of the church took place on 11 October 1839. The first vicar was Rev William Courthope and there is an elaborate stone wall plaque in the church as a memorial to him.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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.

Registration Districts[edit | edit source]

  • Macclesfield (1837–1998)
  • Cheshire East (post 1998)

Records can be searched online at Cheshire BMD

Church records[edit | edit source]

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 Hurdsfield.
 Macclesfield, St. Michael (C of E). An ancient chapelry in Prestbury parish.
Hurdsfield, Holy Trinity (C of E). Built in 1839 as the parish church for Hurdsfield. Registers of Baptisms 1839–1927, Marriages 1840–1969 and Burials 1839–1940 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.

Hurdsfield is a township and a chapelry in Prestbury parish. The church is known as Holy Trinity.
Cheshire Record Office no.: P165/1/1-2, P165/2/1-7, P165/3/1-3, P165/4/1.

Parish Register Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1839-1927. BRITISH 2186939 Items 5 - 6
Marriages, 1840-1969. Burials, 1839-1887. BRITISH 2186940
Burials, 1887-1940. Graves register, 1840-1980. BRITISH 2186941 Items 1 - 2

Bishop's transcripts for Hurdsfield, 1846-1847 Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 116

Bishop's Transcript Content FHL Film
Baptisms, burials, 1846-1847. BRITISH 1647433 Item 3
Non-Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

 Hurdsfield, Methodist (Fence School) Chapel, Waterloo Street (New Connexion). Built in 1841. Registers of baptisms 1878–1965 and marriages 1960–65 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

Church records for the Waterloo Street New Connexion Methodist Chapel, Hurdsfield, 1878-1965 Cheshire Record Office call number: EMS 1/1. 

Other Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1878-1965. BRITISH 2299472 Item 6

Hurdsfield, Methodist (Ebenezer) Chapel (Wesleyan), Rainow Road. Built in 1865.

Census Records[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.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]