Prior's Heys, Cheshire Genealogy
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]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
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)
Church records[edit | edit source]
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.
Census records[edit | edit source]
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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.
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
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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]
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