Prior's Heys, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Prior's Heys, Cheshire family history and genealogy: parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Prior's Heys (formerly Pryor's Hayes) was an extra-parochial place in Eddisbury Hundred (Map Grid SJ 5166), which became a civil parish in 1858
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]
Prior's Heys extra-parochial place no records.
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Since Prior's Heys was extra-parochial, you should search neighbouring parishes. 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.'
- Tarvin, St. Andrew (C of E) has been the parish church for Prior's Heys since 1964.
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]
Here is a list of the districts that have included Priors Heys since 1837, with dates of inclusion:
- Great Boughton (1837-1870)
- Chester (1870-1937)
- West Chester (1937-present)
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
- Great Boughton
Probate records[edit | edit source]
Before 1858, records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were probated by the ecclesiastical court with jurisdiction over this place. Go to Cheshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction.
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place. Here some online gazetteers and maps for England.
Web sites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- UK and Ireland Genealogy Genuki. Date Accessed: 11 November 2013
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any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.