Tintwistle, Cheshire Genealogy

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

Tintwistle, Cheshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Macclesfield
County Cheshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Ashton Under Lyne
Registration District Ashton under Lyne
Records begin
Parish registers: 1837
Bishop's Transcripts: 1837
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]

TINTWISTLE, is a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Mottram parish, Cheshire. The village stands 1 mile NW of Hadfield railway station, and 5 miles E of Stalybridge: and has a post-office under Manchester. The township includes Arnfield hamlet: includes also, for poor-rate purposes, Micklehurst hamlet. The church was built in 1837. There are Independent and Wesleyan chapels.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

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]

Tintwistle Christ Church 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
Tintwistle Christ Church Parish (1837) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1837-1882

FS PR's 1837-1887
FS BT'S 1837-1856

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

Parish registers: Cheshire Record Office no.: P205/1-4, P205/4541/1-3.

Parish registers for Chapelry of Tintwistle, 1837-1949
Baptisms, 1837-1882 Marriages, 1839-1884 Burials, 1837-1893 Register of graves, 1837-1879
1656719 Items 3-6
Register of graves, 1837-1903 cont.
1656720 Item 1
Marriages, 1884-1920 Banns, 1899-1947
2045909 Items 9-10
Marriages, 1884-1949 (another filming, 1884-1920)
2069091 Items 5-6

Bishop's transcripts: Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 204

Bishop's transcripts for Chapelry of Tintwistle, 1837-1855
Baptisms, burials, 1837-1839, baptisms, 1840-1841, burials, 1840-1841, baptisms, 1855.
1647714 Item 3
Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Methodist New Connexion
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Wesleyan Methodist
  • Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Non-Conformist records:

Tintwistle Chapel (Cheshire: Independent) RG-4 series nos. 3533, 2153.

Church records, 1747-1828 Tintwistle Chapel (Cheshire: Independent)
Church records
20053 Items 5-6
Another filming of births and baptisms, 1827-1837. London: Public Record Office, 1986. on 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm.
1482409 Item 5

Church records for the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Tintwistle, 1839-1966:Microfilm copy of original registers filmed at the Manchester Archives Central Library in Manchester, England.

Church records for the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Tintwistle, 1839-1966
Baptisms, 1839-1966 (Title board dates are incorrect).
2357129 Item 8

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tintwistle Branch Record of members, 1842-1857: Microfilm of original records in the Church Archives, Salt Lake City.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tintwistle Branch Record of members, 1842-1857
Record of members, 1842-1857
87043 Item 1

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]
  • Ashton under Lyne (1837-1937)
  • Hyde (1937-74)
  • High Peak (1974+)

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

  • Ashton under Lyne

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]

Tintwistle on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 12 April 2013
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.

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