Cheadle, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

CHEADLE, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Stockport district, Cheshire. The village stands near the river Mersey, 2 miles NW of the junction of the Macclesfield and Congleton railway with the Manchester and Crewe railway, and 2¼ WSW of Stockport. The parish includes also the townships of Cheadle-Bulkeley and Cheadle-Moseley, and the hamlet of Handforth-cum-Bosden; and has a station at the junction of the railways, and a post office under Manchester. There are also chapels for Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, and Roman Catholics.[1]

Cheadle includes Bosden, Brookistone, Cheadle Bulkeley, Cheadle Grange, Cheadle Mill, Oakamoor, Freehay, Handforth, Handforth cum Bosden, Handforth St Chad, Huntley, and Cheadle Moseley.


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.

Church records

Cheadle 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
FMP = FindMyPast'
Cheadle Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1818-1877
FS BT'S 1628-1888   NONE
FMP (£)     KN



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.

Church of England Parishes

See pages for:

Non-Conformist Churches

Roman Catholic Parishes:

Cheadle, St. Chad Stockport Road. Founded 1900.
Cheadle, St. Ann  Vicarage Avenue. Founded 1952.

Other Non-Conformist Churches:

  • Cheadle Hulme, Baptist Union Chapel, Grove Lane. Built in 1840.
  • Edgeley, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Founded 1817. Registers 1818–1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Cheadle Hulme, Zion Methodist Chapel (Free), Stretford Road. ReBuilt in 1861. Registers 1824–1843 are at the Cheshire Record Office.  
  • Cheadle, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1865.  
  • Cheadle Heath, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1855.
  • Cheadle Heath, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Built in 1883.
  • Cheadle Hulme, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Station Road. Built in 1883.
  • Cheadle Hulme, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Swan Lane. Built in 1869.
  • Cheadle, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Massie Street.

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

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


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