Macclesfield St Michael, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Macclesfield St Michael, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Macclesfield St Michael, Cheshire|
|Poor Law Union||Macclesfield|
|Parish registers: 1572|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1586|
|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|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
MACCLESFIELD, is a market-town, parochial chapelry, and newly-enfranchised borough, having separate jurisdiction, it is locally in the parish of Prestbury, and hundred of Macclesfield, and the head of a union, in the N. division of the county of Chester. The town is pleasantly situated near the southern extremity of the forest.
The parochial chapelry consists of the nine townships of Hurdsfield, Kettleshulme, Macclesfield, Macclesfield Forest, Pott Shrigley, Rainow, Sutton, Wildboarclough and Wincle. The parochial chapel, dedicated to St. Michael, and is dependent on the mother church at Prestbury. There are places of worship for the Society of Friends, Independents, Primitive Methodists, Socinians, and Roman Catholics.
Situated in the ancient Domesday Hundred of Hamestan, the Domesday Book lists Macclesfield as "Maclesfeld", whilst in 1183 it was referred to as "Makeslesfeld". It is thought that Macclesfield got its name from "Michael's field" - referring to St. Michael, as in St. Michael's church.
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]
Macclesfield St Michael chapelry registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|CPR = Cheshire Parish Register Project - free|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's =FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|Macclesfield St Michael Chapelry (1572) Online Records|
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.
The ancient parish which included Macclesfield was Prestbury (see history of the parish)
Chorley parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|CHORLEY PARISH (1538) Online Records|
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers for St. Michael's Church, Macclesfield, 1572-1960 Cheshire Record Office call no.: P85/1/1-11, P85/2/1-13, P85/3/1-7, P85/4/1-11, P85/5/1-4, P85/7/1-2, P85/6/1, P85/8/1, 3, P85/15, P85/5541/1-8, 13.
|Parish Registers: St. Michael's Church||Film|
|Early registers (baptisms, marriages, burials), 1572-1704 (includes index to early registers, 1699-1754).
||2105801 Items 6 - 11|
|Early registers (baptisms, marriages, burials), 1704-1712. Index to early registers, 1699-1754. Early registers (baptisms, marriages to 1756, burials), 1712-1770 (3 registers). Baptisms and burials, 1771-1812 (3 registers). Baptisms, 1813-1815 (to 4 June).
|Baptisms, 1869-1888. Marriages, 1835-1857.
|Marriages, 1857-1894. Marriage banns, 1835-1864.
|Marriage banns, 1864-1948. Burials, 1813-1837.
|Burials, 1837-1873. Church pew list, 1742. Church pew rent accounts, 1838-1882. Gown user list, 1859-1866. Marriage papers, 1854, 1882.
||2105912 Items 1 - 6|
|Baptisms at the Crompton Road School room, 1861-1896.
||2106063 Item 2|
||2262785 Items 8 - 9|
|Marriages, 1894-Nov. 1945 (1894-1905 filmed out of sequence).
|Marriages, Nov. 1945-1951. Banns of marriages, 1948-1960.
||2262787 Items 1 - 2|
Bishop's transcripts for St. Michael's Church, Macclesfield, 1586-1892 Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 137.
|Bishops Transcripts: St. Michael's Church||Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1586, 1608, 1600, 1605, 1615, 1617, 1611, 1619, 1790, 1620, 1622-1623, 1625-1626, 1628-1637, [no date], 1641, 1663-1680, 1682-1685.
||1656845 Item 2|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1685, 1683, 1682, 1681, 1680, 1679, 1678, 1676-1677, 1674-1675, 1673-1674, 1672-1673, 1671, 1670, 1669, 1668, 1687, [1686?], [no date], 1689-1697, 1700-1704, 1706, 1708-1717, [no date], [1719?], 1720, [1721?], 1722, [no date], 1726-1727, 1730, 1725, 1728-1754, baptisms, burials, 1755-1768, 1766-1772.
|Baptisms, burials, 1772-1790, 1794, 1793, 1792, 1791, 1795, 1802, 1801, 1803, 1799, 1798, 1797, 1796, 1804, 1806, 1805, 1809, 1808, 1807, 1810-1821, baptisms, 1822-1823, burials, 1822-1823, baptisms, burials, 1824-1825, burials, 1826.
|Baptisms, burials, 1826-1828, baptisms, 1827 (refilmed), baptisms, burials, 1829-1835, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1836.
|Burials, 1836, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1837, baptisms, burials, 1838-1845, baptisms, 1884-1885, 1889-1892.
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
Macclesfield, St. Edward the Confessor (Roman Catholic), London Road. Built in 1939.
Macclesfield, Baptist Chapel, Calemine Street, rebuilt in 1873 in St. George Street. Macclesfield, Friends' Meeting House (Quaker), Mill Street. See Macclesfield Society of Friends, Cheshire
Macclesfield, Methodist (Mount Tabor) Chapel, Tabor Street. Built in 1861, closed in 1966. See Macclesfield Mount Tabor Methodist Chapel, Cheshire
Macclesfield United Reformed Church, Cheshire includes Townley Street Chapel, Roe Street Chapel and Park Green Congregational Church
Macclesfield, Unitarian Chapel, Parsonage Street. Built in 1806, closed in 1887. Macclesfield, Spiritualist Free Chapel, Cumberland Street. Built in 1879.
The following non-Church of England denominations were located somewhere in Macclesfield, but the exact parish has not been identified: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- General Baptist
- Independent Methodist
- Methodist New Connexion
Here is a list of Non-Conformists churches on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Methodist New Connexion Chapel Church records, 1815-1837 RG-4 series no. 184.
|Methodist New Connexion Chapel||Film|
|Births and baptisms, 1815-1837.
||20048 Item 12|
|Another filming. London: Public Record Office, 1986. on 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm.
||1482352 Item 4|
St. George's Chapel Baptist Church records, 1801-1868 Cheshire Record Office call no.: EBC 4/5077.
|St. George's Chapel Baptist Church records||Film|
|Births, 1801-1837 (includes index) Sunday School Pupils, 1840-1868 (includes list of teachers, 1821-1868)
||2000040 Items 7-8|
Catholic Church St. Alban's Macclesfield Church records, 1795-1957
|Catholic Church St. Alban's Macclesfield Church records||Film|
|Baptisms, 1795-1825; marriages, 1825-1837; confirmations, 1821 Births and baptisms, 1856-1864 (to Jan. 1864)
||Granite Mountain Record Vault British Film 2068191 Items 11-13|
|Baptisms, 1864-1908, 1936-1957 Marriages, 1936-1953
||Granite Mountain Record Vault British Film 2068192 |
||2068193 Items 1-4|
Townley Street Chapel Macclesfield Independent Church records, 1785-1891 Cheshire Record Office no.: ECC 5/1/1
|Townley Street Chapel Macclesfield Independent Church records||Film|
|Record contains births and baptisms, 1785-1870, 1891; marriages, 1890
||1736978 Item 3|
Ebenezer Chapel Independent, Macclesfield Church records, 1785-1837 RG-4 series no. 539.
|Ebenezer Chapel Independent, Macclesfield Church records||Film|
|Births and baptisms, 1785-1837 and burials, 1789-1835
||20048 Item 5|
Roe Street Chapel Macclesfield, 1831-1915 RG-4 series no. 540. Cheshire Record Office no.: ECC 5/1/2, 5/2
|Roe Street Chapel (Macclesfield||Film|
|Birth, baptisms, 1831-1837
||20048 Item 6|
||1736978 Item 4|
||1736978 Item 5|
||1736978 Item 7|
Church records for the Church Street West Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Macclesfield, 1872-1958 Cheshire Record Office: EMS 1/2/1, EMS 1/12/1-3.
|Church records for the Church Street West Wesleyan Methodist Chapel||Film|
|Baptisms, 1872-1921. Marriages, 1909-1958.
||2299472 Items 14 - 17|
Church records for the Macclesfield Primitive Methodist Circuit, 1823-1945 Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EMC 4/4653/1.
|Church records for the Macclesfield Primitive Methodist Circuit||Film|
||2299550 Item 2|
Church records for the Macclesfield Society of Friends Preparative Meetings, 1859-1889 Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EFC 9/5010/6-7, EFC 10/3.
|Church records for the Macclesfield Society of Friends Preparative Meeting||Film|
|Register of members, 1859-1881. Burials, 1870-1889.
||2299642 Items 5 - 7|
Church records for the Morley Society of Friends Monthly Meetings, 1677-1831 Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EFC 1/1-3; EFC 1/10/1-3.
|Church records for the Morley Society of Friends||Film|
|Minutes of Men's Meetings, including intentions and completions of marriages, 1677-1722 (includes Stockport, Macclesfield, and Eaton).||2299553 Items 5 - 6|
|Minutes of Men's Meetings, including intentions and completions of marriages, 1722-1831 (includes Stockport, Macclesfield, and Eaton) (includes removals, admittances to membership and an index). Minutes of Women's Meetings, including intentions and completions of marriages and disbursements to the poor, 1703-1730.
|Minutes of Women's Meetings, including intentions and completions of marriages, 1730-1804.
||2299642 Items 1 - 2|
Church records for the Mount Tabor New Connexion Methodist Chapel, Macclesfield, 1891-1953 Cheshire Record Office: EMS 3/1.
|Church records for the Mount Tabor New Connexion Methodist Chapel||Film|
||2299472 Item 18|
Church records for the Park Green United Methodist Free Chapel, Macclesfield, 1856-1939 Cheshire Record Office: EMS 4/1/1, EMS 4/8/1-4.
|Church records Park Green United Methodist Free Chapel||Film|
|Baptisms, 1856-1920. Marriages, 1904-1939.
||2299472 Items 19 - 23|
Church records for the Park Street New Connexion Methodist Chapel, Macclesfield, 1815-1949 Cheshire Record Office: EMS 5/1/1-3, EMS 5/2, EMS 5/9/1-4.
|Church records Park Street New Connexion Methodist Chapel||Film|
|Baptisms, 1815-1837, 1848-July 1887.
||2299472 Items 24 - 25|
|Baptisms, Apr.1887-1949. Burials, 1837-1941. Marriages, 1920-1949.
||2299473 Items 1 - 7|
Church records for the Stamford Road Methodist Chapel, Macclesfield, 1939-1951 Cheshire Record Office: EMS 313/3824/1-2.
|Church records: Stamford Road Methodist Chapel||Film|
||2299473 Items 8 - 9|
Church records for the Sunderland Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Macclesfield, 1815-1969 Public Record Office call nos.: RG-4 series nos. 541-542. Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EMS 6/1, 11/18.
|Church records Sunderland Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel||Film|
|Births and baptisms, 1815-1837.
||20048 Items 10 - 11|
|Baptisms, 1838-1969. Marriages, 1871-1954.
||2299473 Items 10 - 18|
Church records for the Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Cumberland Street, Macclesfield, 1875-1966 Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EMS 7/1-8.
|Church records Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Cumberland Street||Film|
|Baptisms, 1875-1966. Marriages, 1876-Mar. 1921.
||2299473 Items 19 - 25|
|Marriages, Mar. 1921-1949
||2299474 Items 1 - 2|
King Edward Street Chapel Macclesfield,Presbyterian Church records, 1713-1919 RG-4 series nos. 3535, 216, 2904.
|King Edward Street Chapel Macclesfield,Presbyterian Church records||Film|
|Births, baptisms, 1713-1837
||20048 Items 7-9|
|Baptisms, 1843-1888 Marriages, 1851-1888 Burials, 1866-1879 Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1897-1919
||1736978 Items 10-11|
||1482409 Item 7|
|Births and baptisms, 1822-1837.
||1482395 Item 8|
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Macclesfield Branch Record of members, 1840-1869 Microfilm of original records in the Church Archives, Salt Lake City.
|Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Macclesfield Branch Record of members||Film|
|Record of members, 1840-1869
||87017 Items 1-3|
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burslem Branch (Staffordshire) Record of members, 1858-1869 Microfilm copy of original records in the Church Archives, Salt Lake City.
|Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burslem Branch||Film|
|Record of members, 1858-1869
||86989 Item 19|
Dissenters' Burial Ground Register of burials, 1789-1865 Cheshire Records Office no.: ECC/5/3/1
|Dissenters' Burial Ground Register of burials||Film|
|Register of burials, 1789-1865
||1736978 Item 6|
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]
- Macclesfield (1837-1998)
- Cheshire East (post 1998)
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
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.
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
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Websites[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 26 March 2013
- 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.
- '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.
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