Ince, Cheshire Genealogy

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

Ince, Cheshire
Ince St James contributor John Lord.jpg
Ince St James contributor John Lord
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Eddisbury
County Cheshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Great Boughton
Registration District Great Boughton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1687
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Chester
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]

INCE (St. James), is a parish, in the union of Great Boughton, the second division of the hundred of Eddisbury, S. division of the county of Chester, it is 8 miles NNE from Chester.[1]

Ince St James the Great is an Ancient parish in Cheshire. A Norman chapel once stood on this site. The present church was built in the medieval period but only the tower and part of the chancel remain from this date.

Ince was formerly a township and parish in Eddisbury Hundred and became part of Ellesmere Port civil parish in 1950. Ince is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England

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]

Ince St James the Great parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[3]
FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[4]
Ince St James the Great Parish (1600) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1600-1901


FS PR's 1687-1870gaps
FS BT'S 1600-1898gaps

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 church records on microfilm at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City. Parish registers for Ince, 1687-1933 Cheshire Record Office reference: P89/1/1-2, P89/2, P89/3/1-2, P89/4-5, 7-9.

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records

Parish registers Content FHL Film
Baptisms, burials, 1687-1790. Marriages, 1687-1810, 1813-1837. Baptisms, 1813-1870. Marriage banns, 1754-1810, 1824-1933. BRITISH 2105710 Items 13 - 18
Burials, 1813-1912. Marriage licences, 1846-1876, 1924. Certificates of registry of death, 1840-1852, 1912. Coroner's orders for burial, 1846-1857. BRITISH 2105799 Items 1 - 4

Bishop's transcripts for Ince, 1600-1898 Early years in Latin.Cheshire Record Office reference

Bishop's transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600-1602, 1607-1608, 1610, 1613-1615, 1617-1618, 1622-1625, 1629-1633, 1635, 1637, 1640-1641, 1662-1663, 1666, 1668-1677, 1679-1685, 1688-1691, 1694-1707, 1709-1735, 1737-1742, 1744-1799, 1802-1803, 1806-1814, baptisms, burials, 1815-1817. BRITISH 1655830 Item 3
Marriages, 1818-1819, 1823-1824, 1826-1827, 1829-1837, 1839-1846, 1850-1853, 1855. Baptisms, burials, 1818-1885, 1892-1898. BRITISH 1655831 Item 1

An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s Transcripts (Diocese of Chester) is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records.

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

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]
  • Great Boughton (1837–69)
  • Chester (1870–1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937–50)

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]

Ince on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 8 March 2013
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.
  3. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  4. Cheshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 16 October 2013.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 190–194
Salter, Mark (1995), The Old Parish Churches of Cheshire, Malvern: Folly Publications, pp. 42–43, ISBN 1871731232
Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, p. 143, ISBN 0 907768 18 0 
Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 248, ISBN 0 300 09588 0