Disley, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Disley, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
St Mary's Church Disley
|Poor Law Union||Hayfield|
|Parish registers: 1591|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1604|
|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|
Disley St Mary was created from a former chapelry of Stockport St Mary, Cheshire Ancient Parish. Disley became a parish in 1558.
The original church was built between 1527 and 1558 and was intended to be as a chantry chapel for the fifth Sir Piers Legh of Lyme but he died before it was completed.
The present building was rebuilt between 1824 and 1835 retaining only the tower and nave ceiling from the older church.
DISTLEY, is a chapelry, in the parish of Stockport, the union of Hayfield, hundred of Macclesfield, and N. division of the county of Chester, it is 6¾ miles (S. E.) from Stockport.
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.
Disley St Mary parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)|
|Disley St Mary Parish (1558) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1711-1911
|FS BT'S||1604-1857|| NONE
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.
Parish registers for St. Mary's Church, Disley, 1591-1958 Filmed by the Manchester Public Library, 1974 Original held at Manchester Central Library.
|Parish registers Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, burials, 1591-1812; Marriages, 1591-1732.|| BRITISH |
|Burials, 1813-1958; Parish record, certificate, 1846-1859.|| BRITISH |
|Baptisms, 1813-1962|| BRITISH |
|Marriages, 1838-1964.|| BRITISH |
Bishop's transcripts for Disley, 1604-1857 Disley is in the parish of Stockport. Cheshire Record Office number: EDB 77.
|Bishop's transcripts Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1604, 1619, 1621-1622, 1663-1674, 1676-1685, 1689-1692, 1694-1702, 1710, 1713-1735. Baptisms, burials, 1736-1802, 1804-1834, 1836-1837. Baptisms, 1840-1844. Burials, 1835.|| BRITISH |
1655666 Item 2
|Baptisms, burials, 1835, 1838-1857.|| BRITISH |
1655667 Item 1
- Disley, Baptist Union Chapel, Buxton Road. Built in 1893.
- Disley, Methodist Chapel, Burton Road (Wesleyan). Founded 1805, rebuilt in 1906. Registers of baptisms 1875–1907 and 1927–1932 are at Manchester Central Library.
- Furness Vale, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). ReBuilt in 1884.
Church registers of St. George's Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (New Mills, Derbyshire), 1840-1972 original at the Derbyshire Record Office at Matlock, Derbyshire, England.
New Mills is a village and chapelry in Glossop parish, near the border with Cheshire. This Methodist Chapel also served Disley, a neighbouring village and chapelry in Stockport (Cheshire), Parish. Derbyshire Record Office call number: D 4309/1/1-3, D 3567/1/1-6.
|Other Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 1840-1937; burials, 1839-1972.||BRITISH 2081108 Items 1 - 9|
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:
- Hayfield (1837–1937)
- North East Cheshire (1937–74)
- Macclesfield (1974–98)
- Cheshire East (post1998)
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
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Disley on GENUKI
- Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 58-60. Date Accessed: 19 February 2013
- Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
- Cheshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 16 October 2013.
- 'Parish Records,' TheGenealogist, accessed 25 April 2014.
Use these indexes and transcriptions of records for Disley.
- Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 143–145
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) , The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 198, ISBN 0 300 09588 0
- Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, pp. 128–129, ISBN 0 907768 18 0