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Kingsley, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Kingsley, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Parish History[edit | edit source]

KINGSLEY, a township, in the parish of Frodsham, union of Runcorn, hundred of Eddisbury, S. division of the county of Chester, 3¾ miles SE from Frodsham. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans and a school is endowed with four acres and a half of land. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

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.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Kingsley Parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
Kingsley Parish St John the Evangelist chapelry (1853) Online Records


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FS PR's 1853-1909

Kingsley is a chapelry in the parish of Frodsham created a parish in 1853.

Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Parish registers for Kingsley Chapelry, 1851-1927 Cheshire Record Office nos.: P263/1-3.

Parish Registers: Kingsley Film
Baptisms, 1851-1927. Banns, 1851-1914. Burials, 1851-1902.
1656400 Items 9 - 12

Bishop's transcripts for Kingsley, 1876-1883 Cheshire Record Office: EDB 120

Bishops Transcripts: Kingsley
Baptisms, burials, 1876-1883.
1647517 Item 1

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Primitive Methodist

Non-Conformists Church Records:

Church records for the Kingsley and Frodsham Primitive Methodist Circuit, 1899-1965 Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EMC 4/4653/6.

Church records for the Kingsley and Frodsham Primitive Methodist Circuit Film
Baptisms, 1899-1965.
2299528 Item 26

Church records for the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Kingsley, 1925-1946 Cheshire Record Office call no.: EMS 199/1/1.

Church records for the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Kingsley
Marriages, 1925-1946.
2299472 Item 7

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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:

Registration Districts[edit | edit source]

  • Runcorn (1837-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

  • Runcorn

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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.

see also England Cheshire Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

See a gazetteer description of Adlington at Vision of Britain.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 677-680.Date accessed: 17 January 2014.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]