Alderley, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Alderley, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
St Mary Alderley
|Poor Law Union||Macclesfield|
|Parish registers: 1629|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1599|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Cheshire Record Office|
ALDERLEY (St. Mary), is a parish, in the union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, it is 6 miles (W. N. W.) from Macclesfield. Besides the church, there is a chapel at Birtles. The parish contains also places of worship for Wesleyans, and one for Baptists at Great Warford.
Alderley, St. Mary (C of E). An ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Great Warford, Nether Alderley and Over Alderley. Registers of Baptisms 1629–1988, Marriages 1629–1992 and Burials 1629–1942 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office, where Bishop's Transcripts survive from 1599.
Alderley, a village, a township, and a parish in Cheshire. The village lies on an affluent of the river Bollin, 6 miles W by NW of Macclesfield. It has a station (Alderley Edge) on the L. & N.W.R., about a mile distant, 14 1/2 miles from Manchester, and 175 from London; also, a post office under Crewe; money order and telegraph office, Chelford.
The parish includes the townships of Nether Alderley, Over Alderley, and Great Warford. Acreage of Nether Alderley, 2852 . The parish church is an ancient stone edifice, and was restored in 1855 and 1878.
Alderley was one of the eight ancient parishes of the Macclesfield Hundred of Cheshire. It included the following townships:
Under the Poor Law Amendment Act 1886 these townships became civil parishes in their own right. The three parishes became part of Macclesfield Rural District in 1894.
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.
Alderley St Mary parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:
|BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)|
|CPR = Cheshire Parish Register Project - free|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)|
|TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)|
|Alderley St Mary Parish (1599) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1629-1902
|FS BT'S|| 1629-1902
Alderley records at the Cheshire
- Parish registers, 1629-1901. CRO call no.: P143/1/1-3, 2/1-2, 3/1-4, 4/1, 5/1.
- Bishop's transcripts, 1599-1837. CRO microfilm no.: EDB 2
Here is a list of Alderley parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
|Baptisms: 1629-1849 Banns of marriages: 1754, 1761-1769 Marriages: 1629-1786 Burials: 1629-1812||2147305, items 9-12|
|Baptisms, 1849-1894 Banns, 1770-1785 Marriages, 1754-1901 Burials, 1813-1861||2147322, items 1-7|
|Baptisms, 1599||1647803 Item 2|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600, 1612-1641, 1661-1821 (with gaps)||1647803 Item 2|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1822-1837||1647804 Item 1|
In addition, the library has Phillimore's publication of "Marriages at Alderley, 1629-1837." FHL Film 88607 Item 2.
The Alderley parish has been transcribed and is available online Cheshire Parish Register project.
Other Anglican churches include:
- Alderley, St. Mary. The ancient parish church for Over Alderley. Wilmslow, St. Bartholomew. The ancient parish church for Alderley Edge. Refer to Wilmslow for Alderley Edge.
- Birtles, St. Catherine. The parish church for Over Alderley since 1890.
- Chorley (Alderley Edge), St. Philip. Built in 1853 as a chapel to Wilmslow, becoming the parish church for Chorley (near Wilmslow) and Alderley Edge in 1866. Registers of Baptisms 1853–1924 and Marriages 1866–1959 have been deposited at the Record Office (no burials here).
- Lindow, St John the Evangelist. The parish church for part of Alderley Edge since 1877.
- Over Alderley, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Built in 1863.
- Alderley Edge, St Pius X (Roman Catholic). Built in 1946. Alderley-Edge is a locality in Alderley parish.
- Alderley Edge, Baptist Chapel. Brook Lane. Founded 1890.
- Alderley Edge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1863. Registers of baptisms 1863–1979 are at the Cheshire Record Office. Church records for the Alderley Edge Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Chester, 1863-1979, are at the Record Office in Chester, England. CRO call no.: EMS 143/4916/1-2. .
- Lindow New Connexion Methodist Chapel, Alderley Edge, 1891-1962, are at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England. CRO call nos.: EMS 99/4916/1.
Non-Conformist Records: Family History Library in Salt Lake City:
- Baptisms, 1863-1979. FHL Film 2299417 Items 6 - 7.
- Church records for the Lindow New Connexion Methodist Chapel, Alderley Edge; baptisms, 1891-1962. FHL Film 2299417 Item 8.
- Church records for the Alderley Edge Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Chester, 1863-1979
- Church records for the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Great Warford, 1859-1961
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:
- Macclesfield (1837-1937)
- Bucklow (1937-1974)
Poor Law Unions
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Nether Aderley on GENIKI
Over Aderley on GENUKI
Aderley Edge on GENUKI
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 26-31. Date accessed: 8 Nov 2013.
- J.H.F. Brabner, ed. “The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales,” (William Mackenzie, London, 1895).
- Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
- 'CPR Project Progress (As on 17 January 2014),' Cheshire Parish Register Project, accessed 1 February 2014.
- Cheshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 16 October 2013.
- 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 15 October 2013.
- 'Parish Records,' TheGenealogist, accessed 25 April 2014.