Marple, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Marple, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Stockport|
|Parish registers: 1655|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1715|
|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|
MARPLE, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Stockport, hundred of Macclesfield, and the North division of the county of Chester, it is 4¾ miles (E. S. E.) from Stockport. This chapelry, anciently called Merpull, is situated on the river Goyt, which separates the counties of Chester and Derby. The Whaley branch of the Manchester and Sheffield railway, pass through the township.
The chapel, dedicated to All Saints, was rebuilt in 1812. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists.
Known as Merpille by the early 13th century, probably from the words maere and pyll meaning "a pool or stream near the boundary"
Historically part of Cheshire,Marple is a large village within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on the River Goyt southeast of 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.
Marple All Saints chapelry registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Register|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|FMP = FindMyPast|
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)|
|TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)|
|Marple All Saints Chapelry (1655) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1655-1909
|FS BT'S|| 1715-1892
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.
Stockport St Mary was the Ancient parish for Marple.
Marple All Saints was a chapelry of Stockport and then became an ecclesiastical parish.
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers for Marple, Cheshire, 1655-1925
| Early registers (baptisms, marriages to 1754, burials), 1655-1773. Baptisms and burials, 1773-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1910. Marriages, 1838-1880.
|| 2106558 Items 3 - 10|
| Marriages, 1880-1920. Burials, 1813-1899. Grave inscriptions, section b, plots 1-271, ca. 1814-1967.
|| 2106604 |
| Graves inscriptions, section b, plot 272-625, ca. 1846-1964. Graves inscriptions, section a, ca. 1657-1961 (in alphabetical order).
|| 2106605 Items 1 - 2|
Parish of All Saints, Marple, burials, 19 Jun. 1655 - 6 Mar. 1947 Microfiche of original published: [S.l.] : North Cheshire Family History Society, 1999.
|Parish Registers: All Saints, Marple||Film|
| Burials, 1655-1947
|| Granite Mountain Record Vault 6200563 |
Marriages at Marple, 1656-1754 Cheshire Record Office call no.: P99/1/1-5, P99/2/1-2, P99/3/1-2, P99/4/1-4, P99/6/61-62.
|Parish Registers: Marple||Film|
| 942.71 K29c
|| British Reference Available|
| Also on microfilm. Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
Bishop's transcripts for Marple, 1715-1843 Cheshire Record Office: EDB 143
|Bishops Transcripts: Marple||Film|
| Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1715, 1718, 1720, 1722, 1718-1719, 1721, 1724-1725, 1727, 1726, 1729-1755, baptisms, burials, 1795, 1756-1803, 1805-1813, baptisms, 1814-1815, 1822-1839, burials, 1841-1842, baptisms, 1841-1843, burials, 1842-1843, 1840-1841, baptisms, 1840-1841, burials, 1839, Baptisms, 1839-1840, burials, 1824, 1815-1838.
|| 1647520 Item 5|
Marple Bridge, St. Mary (Roman Catholic), Hollins Lane. Founded 1859, rebuilt in 1945.
Marple, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Founded 1803, rebuilt in 1876. Registers 1804–1840 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
Marple, Methodist Church (Primitive), Market Street. Founded 1832, rebuilt in 1876. Registers of baptisms 1832–1862 are at Manchester Central Library.
Marple, Methodist Church (Primitive). Built in 1892, rebuilt in 1869.
Marple Bridge, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Founded 1662 at Mill Brow.
Church records, 1761-1837 Births, baptisms and burials, 1761-1837.
Marple Bridge United Reformed Church was formerly Mill Brow Independent, Congregational, then United Reformed.
RG-4 series nos. 943 and 505.
|Other Content||FHL Film|
|Births, baptisms and burials 1761-1837.||BRITISH 590683 Items 6-7|
|Baptisms 1839-1895. Marriages 1839-1895. Burial register 1846-1878. Graveyard register 1791-1965. List of members 1838, 1846-1868, 1872-1896.||BRITISH 1655629 Items 1-9|
Microfilms of registers 1761–1840 are at the Cheshire Record Office and Derbyshire Record Office, with some later records other than registers at Derbyshire Record Office.
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 (1837–1937)
- North East Cheshire (1937–74)
- Stockport (post 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.
Marple on GENUKI
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 29 March 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 - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 15 October 2013.
- 'Parish Records,' TheGenealogist, accessed 25 April 2014.