Cheadle, Cheshire Genealogy

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

Cheadle, Cheshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Macclesfield
County Cheshire
Poor Law Union Stockport
Registration District Stockport
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558; Separate registers exist for Handforth St Chad beginning 1840
Bishop's Transcripts: 1610
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Macclesfield
Diocese Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester
Province York
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]

CHEADLE, is a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Stockport district, Cheshire. The village stands near the river Mersey, it is 2 miles NW of the junction of the Macclesfield and Congleton railway with the Manchester and Crewe railway, and 2¼ WSW of Stockport. The parish includes also the townships of Cheadle-Bulkeley and Cheadle-Moseley, and the hamlet of Handforth-cum-Bosden; the post office is under Manchester. There are also chapels for Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and Roman Catholics.[1]

Cheadle includes Bosden, Brookistone, Cheadle Bulkeley, Cheadle Grange, Cheadle Mill, Oakamoor, Freehay, Handforth, Handforth cum Bosden, Handforth St Chad, Huntley, and Cheadle Moseley.

There are many churches in Cheadle: Cheadle St Mary, Cheadle Hulme All Saints, Cheadle Heath St Cuthbert, Cheadle Hulme St Andrew, and Cheadle All Hallows.

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]

Cheadle St Mary the Virgin registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

CPR = Cheshire Parish Register Project - free[2]
FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
FMP = findmypast'
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[3]
Cheadle St Mary the Virgin Parish (1518) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
CPR To 1871
To 1871
To 1871
FS PR's 1818-1877
FS BT'S 1628-1888   NONE
FMP (£)     KN




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.

Church of England Parishes[edit | edit source]

See pages for:

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

Parish register transcripts, christenings, 1677-1713, marriages, 1662-1796, banns, 1755-1766, burials, 1677-1678, Cheshire Record Office: EDB 48.

Parish Registers: Cheadle Film
christenings, 1677-1713, marriages, 1662-1796, banns, 1755-1766, burials, 1677-1678
942.71/C2 V26c British Book
Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970. on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
823623 Item 3

Bishop's transcripts for Cheadle and Handforth, 1610-1888

Bishops Transcripts: Cheadle Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1610, [2 pages, no dates], 1630, 1633, [1635?], 1636-1643, 1663-1685, 1689-1691, 1695, 1727, 1731-1735, 1737-1738, 1744-1824, baptisms, 1825, marriages (January-February) 1825. 1655427
Marriages (February-December) 1825, burials, 1825, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1826-1833, baptisms, 1834, marriages (January-August) 1834. 1655428
Marriages, (August-December) 1834, burials, 1834, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1835-1837, baptisms, burials, 1838-1852, burials, 1873-1875, baptisms, 1873--1876, burials, 1875-1876, baptisms, burials, 1877-1884, burials, (January- February) 1885 1655429
Baptisms, burials, 1885-1886, 1888. 1655478 Item 1

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Roman Catholic Parishes:

Cheadle, St. Chad Stockport Road. Founded 1900.
Cheadle, St. Ann Vicarage Avenue. Founded 1952.

Other Non-Conformist Churches:

  • Cheadle Hulme, Baptist Union Chapel, Grove Lane. Built in 1840.
  • Edgeley, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Founded 1817. Registers 1818–1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Cheadle Hulme, Zion Methodist Chapel (Free), Stretford Road. ReBuilt in 1861. Registers 1824–1843 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Cheadle, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1865.
  • Cheadle Heath, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1855.
  • Cheadle Heath, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Built in 1883.
  • Cheadle Hulme, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Station Road. Built in 1883.
  • Cheadle Hulme, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Swan Lane. Built in 1869.
  • Cheadle, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Massie Street.

Church Records Stockport Circuit, Edgeley Wesleyan Methodist, Cheadle Parish, County of Cheshire, U.K. (Macclesfield Hundred), burials, 23 Nov. 1817 to 11 Aug. 1959 Microfiche of original published: [S.l.] : North Cheshire Family History Society, 1999.

Parish Registers: Cheadle, Cheshire Wesleyan Methodist Film
Burials; register 1, 1817-1833, register 2, 1833-1846, register 3, 1846-1869, register 4, 1869-1959. Granite Mountain Record Vault 6200581

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]
  • Stockport (1837-1930)

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

  • Stockport

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]

Cheadle on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John Marius Wilson Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Date Accessed: 15 February 2013
  2. 'CPR Project Progress (As on 17 January 2014),' Cheshire Parish Register Project, accessed 1 February 2014.
  3. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 15 October 2013.