Marbury, Cheshire Genealogy

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

Marbury, Cheshire
Marbury church.jpg
Marbury church
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Nantwich
County Cheshire
Poor Law Union Nantwich
Registration District Nantwich
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538; For more records see Whitchurch
Bishop's Transcripts: 1578
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Market Drayton
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]

MARBURY, a parish, in the union and hundred of Nantwich, S. division of the county of Chester; containing, with the township of Norbury, 3 miles NNE from Whitchurch. It is situated at the extremity of the county, bordering upon Shropshire. It comprises 3152 acres, of which 1754 are in Marbury cum Quoisley.[1]

Marbury St Michael or Marbury cum Quoisley was a chapelry in Whitchurch, Cheshire Ancient parish and includes the hamlets of Hollins Lane, Hollyhurst (part), Marley Green and Willeymoor (part). It became a parish in 1870.

St Michael's Church, Marbury, also known as St Michael and All Angels, stands on a small rise overlooking Big Mere in the village of Marbury, Cheshire, England. Its benefice is combined with those of St Chad, Tushingham, and St Mary, Whitewell .

Marbury is a small village in the civil parish of Marbury cum Quoisley. The village lies around 3 miles (5 km) north east of Whitchurch in Shropshire and 7 miles (11 km) south west of Nantwich in Cheshire. Nearby villages include Malpas, No Man's Heath, Norbury, Wirswall and Wrenbury. The civil parish is on the boundary with Shropshire, and also contains the small settlements of Hollins Lane, Marley Green and Quoisley, as well as parts of Hollyhurst and Willeymoor.

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]

Marbury St Michael 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
Marbury St Michael Chapelry (1538) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1538-1909
FS BT'S 1593-1882

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.

Cheshire Record Office Document Reference P 39P39/1/1-3, 2/1-3, 3/1-3, 4, 5/1-2. Marbury Parish records Date 1538-1987 Description Registers: Christenings 1538-1943, Marriages 1583-1983, Burials 1538-1944. Records other than registers 1618-1987 Related Material. See also Whitchurch


An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online in Family Search Historical Records.

Parish Registers Contents FHL Film
Burials, 1538-1812. Baptisms, 1538-1943. Marriages, 1538-1952. Banns of marriages, 1813-1911. BRITISH 2093579
Burials, 1813-1944. BRITISH 2093666 Items 1 - 2

Bishop's transcripts for Marbury, 1578-1881 Cheshire Record Office number: EDB/142

An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s transcripts is available online in FamilySearch Historical Records

Bishop's transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1578-1579, 1586, 1589, 1593, 1832. Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600-1601, 1607-1614, 1625-1627, 1632-1739, 1741-1830, 1837, 1836, 1835, 1833. Baptisms, burials, 1838-1847, 1849-1851, 1853-1854, 1875-1882. Marriages, 1838, 1837. BRITISH 1551240

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Non-Conformist Records:

Cheshire Record Office Document Reference EMS 251 Norbury (Marbury) Methodist Chapel Date 20th century Description Registers 1939-58 URL

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 (1837–53)
  • Whitchurch (1853–1937)
  • Crewe (1937–74)
  • Congleton and Crewe (1974–88)
  • South Cheshire (1988–98)
  • South Cheshire (post 1998)

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]

Marbury (near Northwich) on GENUKI

Marbury cum Quoisley  on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 29 March 2013

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Wrenbury and Marbury: The History of Two Parishes and the Nearby Villages, Latham FA, ed. (Local History Group; 1999), p.71 (ISBN: 0-9522284-5-9)
Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: B. T Batsford, pp. 225–227
Thornber, Craig (2001 & 2005), A Scrapbook of Cheshire Antiquities: Marbury-cum-Quoisley,, retrieved 3 October 2007
Salter, Mark (1995), The Old Parish Churches of Cheshire, Malvern: Folly Publications, p. 50, ISBN 1871731232
Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 18, 275, ISBN 0 300 09588 0