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Capesthorne, Holy Trinity, Cheshire Genealogy

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

Parish HistoryEdit

Holy Trinity Chapel, Capesthorne is a private chapel adjacent to Capesthorne Hall, near the village of Siddington, Cheshire, built in 1722 by John Ward.

It was a chapelry within Siddington parish until 1846 when the ecclesiatical parish of Capesthorne with Siddington was created.

Capesthorne is one of the pre-Norman townships of Prestbury.

CAPESTHORNE, a township-chapelry in Prestbury parish, Cheshire; 2½ miles ESE of Chelford railway station, and 5 W by S of Macclesfield. Post Town, Chelford, under Congleton.[1]


Census recordsEdit

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 recordsEdit

Capesthorne Holy Trinity registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[3]
FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
FMP = FindMyPast
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[4]
NBI = National Burial Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[5]
Capesthorne Holy Trinity Parish (1718) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1722-1812


FS PR's 1718-1911
FS BT'S 1722-1879   NONE
FMP (£)




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 Capesthorne, 1722-1989 Cheshire Record Office call numbers.: P241/5381/1-3. Capesthorne is a chapelry in the parish of Prestbury.

Parish registers Content FHL Film
Baptisms, burials, 1722-1867.  Marriages, 1722-1747, 1965-1968. Baptisms, 1868-1995. Burials,  1884-1916, 1975-1989. BRITISH 2104767 Items 2 - 4

Bishop's transcripts. It is advisable to examine the mother parish of Siddington also. Chapelry in Prestbury parish. Includes Siddington. See also: Church of England. Chapelry of Siddington (Cheshire). Bishop's transcripts, 1722-1863. Cheshire Record Office Call Number: EDB 44

Bishop's transcripts content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1722-1727, 1729-1741, 1750-1751. Baptisms, burials, 1742, 1744-1748, 1752-1753, 1755-1790, 1792-1793, 1795-1814, 1817. Baptisms, 1749, 1754, 1815-1816, 1818-1819. BRITISH 1647366 Item 8
Burials, 1829-1831, 1837, 1846-1847, 1861, 1876-1877. Baptisms, 1819-1863, 1876-1879. BRITISH Film 1647367 Item 1

Non-Conformist ChurchesEdit


Civil RegistrationEdit

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 DistrictsEdit

  • Macclesfield (1837–1937)
  • Cheshire East

Poor Law UnionsEdit

Probate recordsEdit

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 GazetteersEdit

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.



  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Date Accessed: 8 February 2013
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.
  3. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  4. Cheshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 16 October 2013.
  5. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 15 October 2013.


Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 87–89