Sutton St George, Cheshire Genealogy

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

Sutton St George, Cheshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Macclesfield
County Cheshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Macclesfield
Registration District Macclesfield
Records begin
Parish registers: 1823
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]

MACCLESFIELD, is a market-town, parochial chapelry, and newly-enfranchised borough, having separate jurisdiction, locally in the parish of Prestbury, and hundred of Macclesfield, and the head of a union, in the North division of the county of Chester. The town is pleasantly situated near the southern extremity of the forest.

The parochial chapelry consists of the nine townships of Hurdsfield,Kettleshulme, Macclesfield, Macclesfield Forest, Pott-Shrigley, Rainow, Sutton, Wildboarclough, and Wincle. St. George's church, in Sutton, was erected as a dissenters' place of worship, the same township contains a church dedicated to St. James.[1]

John Marius Wilson described it in this way:

SUTTON, a township, two chapelries, and a sub-district, in Prestbury parish, Macclesfield district, Cheshire. The township is partly in Macclesfield borough; extends 4 miles SSE of M. town; and contains a suburb of that town, and the village of Langley. The chapelries are St. George and St. James; and were constituted, the former in 1835, the latter in 1860. St. George's church is in Macclesfield, and was originally a dissenting chapel.[2]

The Brunswick Wesleyan Methodist Church was in an area of Macclesfield which was formerly part of Sutton--not to be confused with the village of Sutton, four miles south of Macclesfield. The church closed in 1986 and has been converted into apartments and the burial was converted into a parking lot. The graves were relocated, but no one seems to know where.

The street where the church/apartments is located was once known as Bridge Street, off Mill Lane. The street was renamed to Chapel Street to avoid confusion with the Bridge Street in Macclesfield.

See: Macclesfield Brunswick Wesleyan Methodist Church

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

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Sutton St George Online Parish Records
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Baptisms
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FamilySearch Collections-Cheshire
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Parish Registers-Cheshire
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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Find My Past-Cheshire ($)
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Ancestry-Church of England BMD-Cheshire ($)
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

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

Non-Conformist records:

Church records for the Brunswick Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Bridge Street, Sutton, 1824-1966

Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Parish registers Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EMS 9/1, EMS 9/2/1-8, EMS 9/3.

Church records for the Brunswick Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Bridge Street, Sutton, 1824-1966 Film
Births, baptisms and burials, 1824-1837.
20053 Items 2 - 3
Baptisms, 1837-1966. Marriages, 1861-1954. Burials, 1845-1916, 1927-1931, 1943-1947, 1959.
2299525 Items 10 - 19

Church records for the Bourne Primitive Methodist Chapel, Sutton (near Macclesfield), 1906-1960: Cheshire Record Office call no.: EMS 8/1, 5.

Church records for the Bourne Primitive Methodist Chapel, Sutton (near Macclesfield), 1906-1960
Film
Baptisms, 1919-1959. Marriages, 1906-1960.
2299525 Items 8 - 9

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]

Poor Law[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]

Sutton St George on GENUKI

Sutton (near Macclesfield) on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 26 March 2013.
  2. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Accessed 29 March 2013

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