Stockport St Peter, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Stockport St Peter, 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.
History[edit | edit source]
STOCKPORT, is a town, a township, a parish, two sub-districts, and a district, in Cheshire. The town stands on the river Mersey at the influx of the Tame, on the North-western railway at a convergence of five branch-lines, it is 5¾ miles SSE of Manchester; it was anciently called Stockfort, Storefort, and Stokeport. St. Peter's church was built in 1768.
Stockport is ecclesiastically cut into the sections of S.-St. Mary, S.-St. Thomas, S.-St. Peter, Bredbury, Disley, Dukinfield, Dukinfield-St. Mark, Dukinfield-St. Matthew, Castle-Hall, High-Lane, Hyde, Hyde-St. Thomas, Marple, Norbury, Portwood, Romiley, Werneth, and Moor.
Stockport St Peter, St. Peter's Square. Founded 1765 as a chapel to Stockport St Mary in 1765. It became a parish church in 1838.
Church Records[edit | edit source]
Stockport St. Peter registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|FMP = FindMyPast|
|Stockport St. Peter Chapelry (1765) Online Records|
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Cheshire Record Office Reference P 322 Stockport St Peter Parish records Date 1816-1999 Description Baptism registers 1878-1999; burial registers 1816-1935; confirmation registers 1901-1990; parochial statistics 1882-1905; PCC minutes 1954-1960; Church Union minutes 1915-1981; St Peter's National School managers' minutes 1894-1941; accounts 1903-1950
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
- For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Stockport/Stockport.shtml
Registration Districts[edit | edit source]
registration events may be searched online at Cheshire BMD
Maps[edit | edit source]
Web sites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Adapted 8 April 2013