Chadkirk, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Chadkirk, Cheshire family history and genealogy: parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
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Chapelry History

Chadkirk St Chad is a chapelry in Cheshire and was created in 1745 from part of Romiley chapelry in Stockprt St Mary Ancient parish. 

The chapel originated in the 16th Century, although the site may date back even further - to the arrival of St Chad in the 7th Century. 

The well and spring exist to this day. Most of what we know about St. Chad has been written by Bede in his 'A History Of The English Church And People' written in Northumbria in 731 AD and, despite being of Roman persuasion, Bede had a very high regard for St. Chad.

ROMILEY, or Chadkirk, a village and a township-chapelry in Stockport parish, Cheshire. The village stands on the Peak Forest canal, adjacent to the Manchester, Hyde, and New Mills railway, 4 miles E by N of Stockport; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Stockport. The church was built in 1865. There is a Wesleyan chapel.[1]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Registration Districts

Stockport (1837–1937).

Church records

Chadkirk St Chad (Romiley) Chapelry 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
Chadkirk St Chad (Romiley) Chapelry (1748) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1790-1895
FS BT'S 1790-1909   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 the chapelry of Chadkirk, 1747-1910 Chadkirk, also known as Romiley, is a chapelry in Stockport parish.  Cheshire Record Office call number: P90/1/1-2, 2/1-2, 3337/1, 3/1.

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online in Record Search. Here is a list of church records on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Parish Register Content FHL Film
Burials, 1747-1813, 1847-1868. Marriages, 1747-1754. Baptisms, 1747-1910. BRITISH
2147234 Items 1 - 6

Bishop's transcripts for Chadkirk, 1790-1913 St. Chad's Church is a chapelry known as Chadkirk. The civil chapelry is called Romiley not Chadkirk.Cheshire Record Office: EDB 47

An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s transcripts is available online in Record Search

Bishop's Transcript Content FHL Film
Baptisms, burials, 1790-1913. BRITISH 1647367 Item 4
Non-Conformist Churches
  •  Romiley, Methodist Chapel (Primitive).
  •  Romiley, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).

For history of Methodist worship in Romiley

Non-Conformist Records:

Methodist records are held at Manchester Central Libray. Romiley Methodist Circuit (C19)

Census records

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.

Probate records

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.

Poor Law Unions

  • Stockport

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites


  1. Wilson, John Marius,Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) adapted 15 February 2013