Cheadle St Mary's, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Cheadle St Mary's, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Cheadle St Mary's, Cheshire|
|Poor Law Union||Stockport|
|Parish registers: 1558; Separate registers exist for Handforth St Chad beginning 1840|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1610|
|Diocese||Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester|
|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|
Cheadle St Mary's is an Ancient parish in Cheshire and included Bosden, Cheadle Bulkeley, Handforth, Handforth cum Bosden, Handforth St Chad, and Cheadle Moseley.
A church has been on this site since at least 1200, but the present church was built mainly between 1520 and 1550.The south chapel was completed in 1530, the nave in 1541, and the tower was built between 1520 and 1540. The chancel was built between 1556 and 1558 for Lady Katheryn Bulkeley, who had formerly been the Abbess of Godstow. The south porch is dated 1634, but this was the date it was repaired rather than the date of its building. There was a major restoration between 1875 and 1882 during which time a vestry was added in 1877.
Subsequent developmment of the town lead to creation of other churches within the ancient parish :Cheadle Hulme All Saints, Cheshire.
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.
Registers of Baptisms 1558–1987, Marriages 1558–1981 and Burials 1558–1982 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers Cheadle, St. Mary, baptisms, [1813-1871]
| Parish Registers: St Mary Cheadle
| Baptisms, 1814-1834. (3 fiches)
|| Granite Mountain Record Vault British B2 Access Services 6200556 |
| Baptisms, 1834-1835. (1 fiche)
|| Granite Mountain Record Vault British B2 Access Services 6200557|
| Baptisms, 1836-1841. (1 fiche)
|| Granite Mountain Record Vault British B2 Access Services 6200558 |
| Baptisms, 1841-1871. (3 fiches)
|| Granite Mountain Record Vault British B2 Access Services 6200559 |
Parish of St. Mary Cheadle burials 4 Jan. 1871 to 16 Jul. 1982
| Parish Registers: St Mary Cheadle
| Parish of St. Mary, Cheadle, burials 4 Jan. 1871 to 16 Jul. 1982
|| Granite Mountain Record Vault British B2 Access Services 6395259|
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:
- Stockport (1837-1930)
Poor Law Unions
- 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
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.
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Cheadle St Mary's on GENUKI
Salter, Mark (1995), The Old Parish Churches of Cheshire, Malvern: Folly Publications, pp. 28–29, ISBN 1871731232
Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 91–93