Shocklach, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Shocklach, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Wrexham|
|Registration District||Great Boughton; Wrexham|
|Parish registers: 1538|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1585|
|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]
SHOCKLACH (St. Edith), is a parish, in the union of Wrexham, the Higher division of the hundred of Broxton, and the Southern division of the county of Chester; it is 4½ miles NW by W, 3½ WNW, from Malpas, and 7½ E of Wrexham railway station. The parish contains also the township of Caldecott. There is a New Connexion Methodist chapel. 
In the 1800s - Shocklach St Edith is an Ancient Parish and includes: Caldecott, Shocklach Oviatt, and Church Shocklach. Other dwellings and places within the parish include Castletown (part), Green Croft, Lane End (part), Lordsfields, Port Green, The Saughans. St Edith's is a small Norman church, one of the oldest ecclesiastical buildings in Cheshire. The church was built about 1150 by Thomas de Shocklach. The chancel was added in the 14th or the 15th century. In the 17th century the west wall of the nave was restored and altered to provide a small baptistry between two buttresses.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Census records[edit | edit source]
The 1841 Census returns for Shocklach are missing.
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]
|BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|Disley St Edith Parish (1538) Online Records|
|FS BT'S||1604-1853|| 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
Shocklach St Edith parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups: FS PR's = FamilySearch Parish Registers FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
Shocklach St Edith Parish (1538) Online Records
Baptisms Marriages Burials FS PR's = 1538-1881
BTs FS =1538-1837
FS BT'S = 1599-1890
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 Shocklach, 1538-1981 Cheshire Record Office call number: P 308/4772/1-8An index for Cheshire parish registers is available on-line in Record Search Baptisms, marriages, burials: 1538-1837. Banns: 1825-1933. Burials: 1838-1981. Baptisms: 1838-1873. BRITISH 2045847 Items 1 - 7 Bishop's transcripts content: FHL Film|-| Baptisms, marriages, burials: 1588, 1585, 1588, 1599, 1601-1606, 1610-1611, 1613-1618, 1622-1631, 1634, 1639, 1664-1665, 1667-1669, 1671-1673, 1676-1677, 1679-1683, 1685, 1694, 1697-1698, 1701-1704, 1706-1739, 1741-1744, 1746, 1748-1750, 1753-1754, 1756-1760, 1763-1783, 1785-1786, 1788-1800, 1804-1806, 1808-1816, 1818-1819, 1823-1840. Burials: 1864-1890. Baptisms: 1817, 1817, 1822, 1864-1890. Marriages: 1822. | BRITISH 1751621 Item 1
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
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: *FreeBMD *Cheshire BMD
Registration Districts[edit | edit source]
- Wrexham (1837–96)
- Chester (1897–1937)
- West Cheshire (1937–74)
- Chester and Ellesmere Port (1974–98)
- Cheshire West (post 1998)
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
- Wrexham (1837–96)
- Tarvin (1897–1930)
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.
- A transcribed copy of probate records for Malpas 1603-1625 can be located in book form
- The Ancient Parishes of Malpas, Tilston and Shocklach]see also England Cheshire Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source]
Church Shocklach on GENUKI
Schoklach Oviatt on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 7 April 2013
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Adapted. Date Accessed: 18 Nov 2013.
- Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
- Cheshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 16 October 2013.
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 294–296
- Salter, Mark (1995), The Old Parish Churches of Cheshire, Malvern: Folly Publications, p. 68, ISBN 1871731232
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) , The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 334, ISBN 0 300 09588 0