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[[Image:England-cheshire.png|thumb|right|England-cheshire.png]] '''Cheshire is a maritime county in western [[England|England]], bounded on the northwest by the Irish Sea.''' <br><br>
  
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=== CHESHIRE  ===
  
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A&nbsp;maritime county; bounded, on the NW, by the Irish sea; on the N, by Lancashire; on the NE, by Yorkshire; on the E, by Derbyshire; on the SE, by Staffordshire; on the S, by Shropshire; on the SW, by North Wales...
  
CHESHIRE, a maritime county; bounded, on the NW, by the Irish sea; on the N, by Lancashire; on the NE, by Yorkshire; on the E, by Derbyshire; on the SE, by Staffordshire; on the S, by Salop; on the SW, by North Wales...  
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The county contains 91 parishes, parts of 5 other parishes, and 4 extra-parochial places... measures 692,999 acres...  
  
The county contains 91 parishes, parts of 5 other parishes, and 4 extra-parochial places; is divided into the hundreds of Broxton, Bucklow, Eddisbury, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Northwich, and Wirral, with the boroughs of Chester, Congleton, Macclesfield, and the main part of Stockport; and forms for parliamentary representation two divisions, North and South, separated chiefly by the river Weaver. The registration county... includes a parish of Stafford, two townships of Lancashire, and a parish and part of another parish of Flint; measures 692,999 acres; and is divided into the districts of Altrincham, Great Boughton, Congleton, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Northwich, Runcorn, Stockport, and Wirrall. The market-towns are Chester, Altrincham, Congleton, Frodsham, Macclesfield, Malpas, Middlewich, Knutsford, Nantwich, Northwich, Sandbach, Stockport, and Tarporley...  
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The county is governed by a lord lieutenant, a high sheriff, 65 deputy lieutenants, and about 290 magistrates. The assizes are held at Chester; and quarter-sessions at Chester and Knutsford... The county, excepting part of the parish of Threapwood, is all in the diocese of Chester... The places of worship, within the county proper, in 1851 were 252 of the Church of England, 2 of United Presbyterians, 3 of English Presbyterians, 66 of Independents, 31 of Baptists, 10 of Quakers, 14 of Unitarians, 3 of Moravians, 188 of Wesleyan Methodists, 29 of New Connexion Methodists, 135 of Primitive Methodists, 50 of the Wesleyan Association, 4 of Calvinistic Methodists, 8 of Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, 5 of Brethren, 7 of isolated congregations, 9 of Latter Day Saints, and 17 of Roman Catholics...  
  
The county is governed by a lord lieutenant, a high sheriff, 65 deputy lieutenants, and about 290 magistrates. The assizes are held at Chester; and quarter-sessions at Chester and Knutsford... The county, excepting part of the parish of Threapwood, is all in the diocese of Chester... The places of worship, within the county proper, in 1851 were 252 of the Church of England, 2 of United Presbyterians, 3 of English Presbyterians, 66 of Independents, 31 of Baptists, 10 of Quakers, 14 of Unitarians, 3 of Moravians, 188 of Wesleyan Methodists, 29 of New Connexion Methodists, 135 of Primitive Methodists, 50 of the Wesleyan Association, 4 of Calvinistic Methodists, 8 of Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, 5 of Brethren, 7 of isolated congregations, 9 of Latter Day Saints, and 17 of Roman Catholics... Pop. in 1801, 192,305; in 1821,&nbsp;270,098; in 1841, 395,660; in 1861, 505,428...  
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Population in 1801 was 192,305; in 1821,&nbsp;270,098; in 1841, 395,660; in 1861, 505,428...  
  
The above extract is taken from:&nbsp; John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'' (1870-72).
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The above extract is taken from:&nbsp; John Marius Wilson, ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'' (1870-72).&nbsp; You may read the full version online at [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=834680&word=NULL Vision of Britain]. {{Closing div}}  
 
 
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*[[Cheshire Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Cheshire Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Cheshire Census|Census]]
 
*[[Cheshire Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Cheshire Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Cheshire Directories|Directories]]
 
 
 
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*[[Cheshire Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Cheshire Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Cheshire History|History]]
 
*[[Cheshire Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Cheshire Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Cheshire Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
 
 
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*[[Cheshire Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Cheshire Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Cheshire School Records|School Records]]
 
*[[Cheshire Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Cheshire Taxation|Taxation]]
 
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== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==
  
The following list of records can all be found on [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html# FamilySearch Record Search] (to access them, click on the link then click on the British Isles on the map):  
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The following list of records can all be found on [http://fsbeta.familysearch.org/s/collection/list FamilySearch Record Search]:  
  
 
*Church of England burial records for Cheshire for 1538-1907  
 
*Church of England burial records for Cheshire for 1538-1907  
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*A register of Electors of Cheshire for 1842-1900
 
*A register of Electors of Cheshire for 1842-1900
  
== Useful Websites  ==
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For civil or vital records beginning in 1837,&nbsp;go to&nbsp;[http://www.cheshirebmd.org.uk/ Cheshire BMD]&nbsp;(births, marriages and deaths).&nbsp; A search can be done by name or by a 'simple search'. The "simple search shows all records for the first letter of the surname for chosen year ranges" (statement from the Web site).
  
Here is a list of more websites useful for Cheshire research:  
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'''Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:'''
  
*The GENUKI [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/chs/ Cheshire] pages
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*[[England Cheshire Church of England Parish Registers and Bishops’ Transcripts|England Cheshire Church of England Parish Registers and Bishops' Thranscripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
*Cheshire on [http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/england/cheshire/index.html Genealogylinks.net]  
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*[[England Cheshire Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England Cheshire Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*[http://cheshirebmd.org.uk/cgi/marrind.cgi?county=cheshire Cheshire BMD], for indexes to births, marriages, and deaths from 1837
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*[[England Cheshire Non-Conformist Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England Cheshire Non-Conformist Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*The [http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~cprdb/ Cheshire Parish Register Project]  
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*[[England Cheshire Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England Cheshire Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*The Cheshire County Council's page for [http://www.cheshire.gov.uk/familyhistory/ family history] (includes an online index to probate records for Cheshire)
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*[[England Cheshire School Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England Cheshire School Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[England Cheshire Workhouse Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England Cheshire Workhouse Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[England Cheshire Marriage Allegations (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England Cheshire Marriage Alligations (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[England Cheshire Register of Electors (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England Cheshire Register of Electors (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[England,_Lancashire,_Cheshire,_Yorkshire,_Parish_Registers_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
  
=== Parishes ===
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Cheshire.
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=== Civil Districts  ===
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When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Cheshire was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp;The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.&nbsp;Click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/chs.htm here]&nbsp;to see&nbsp;a list of the&nbsp;civil districts in Cheshire and the parishes covered by each.&nbsp;Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].
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=== Parishes ===
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Click on the link to go to a list of the [[Cheshire Parishes|parishes]] of Cheshire with links to articles.
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=== Probate Jurisdictions  ===
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Before 1858, every town and parish in Cheshire was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.&nbsp;To read more about probate records and see a list of Cheshire towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to [[Cheshire Probate Records|Cheshire Probate Records]].
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=== Useful Resources  ===
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Raymond, Stuart A. ''Cheshire: a genealogical bibliography,'' vol. 1. ''Cheshire genealogical sources''. Birmingham, England: Family History SOcieties (Pubblications) Ltd., c1995.
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Raymond, Stuart A. ''Cheshire: a genealogical bibliography, ''vol. 2. ''Cheshire family histories and pedigrees.&nbsp;''Birmingham, England: Family History Societies (Publications) Ltd., c1995.
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== &nbsp;Useful Websites  ==
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Here is a list of more websites useful for Cheshire research:
  
The [[Chesire Parishes|parishes]] of Cheshire.
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*The GENUKI [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/chs/ Cheshire] pages
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*Cheshire on [http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/england/cheshire/index.html Genealogylinks.net]
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*[http://www.cheshirebmd.org.uk Cheshire BMD], for indexes to births, marriages, and deaths from 1837
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*The [http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~cprdb/ Cheshire Parish Register Transcription Project]
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*The [http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/record_office.aspx Cheshire Record Office's] page for [http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/family_history/getting_started.aspx getting started in family history]
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*To collaborate with others, receive research help and get local information join the [http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/intl/ENG/CHESHIRE.html Cheshire Mailing List].
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/cheshireenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Cheshire]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1415240 Cheshire Register of Electors, 1842-1900]: provided through ''FamilySearch Historical Records''. To learn more about this record set review the [[England Cheshire Register of Electors (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Wiki article]].
  
== Did You Know <br> ==
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To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Cheshire and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/cheshire.htm FHLFavorites.info].
  
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{{Geographic Location
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| Centre = Cheshire
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| North = [[Lancashire]]
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| Northeast = [[Yorkshire]]
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| East = [[Derbyshire]]
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| Southeast = [[Staffordshire]]
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| South = [[Shropshire]]
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| Southwest =[[Denbighshire]], ''Wales''
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| West = [[Flintshire]], ''Wales''
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| Northwest = ''Irish Sea''
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Cheshire is a maritime county in western England, bounded on the northwest by the Irish Sea.

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CHESHIRE

A maritime county; bounded, on the NW, by the Irish sea; on the N, by Lancashire; on the NE, by Yorkshire; on the E, by Derbyshire; on the SE, by Staffordshire; on the S, by Shropshire; on the SW, by North Wales...

The county contains 91 parishes, parts of 5 other parishes, and 4 extra-parochial places... measures 692,999 acres...

The county is governed by a lord lieutenant, a high sheriff, 65 deputy lieutenants, and about 290 magistrates. The assizes are held at Chester; and quarter-sessions at Chester and Knutsford... The county, excepting part of the parish of Threapwood, is all in the diocese of Chester... The places of worship, within the county proper, in 1851 were 252 of the Church of England, 2 of United Presbyterians, 3 of English Presbyterians, 66 of Independents, 31 of Baptists, 10 of Quakers, 14 of Unitarians, 3 of Moravians, 188 of Wesleyan Methodists, 29 of New Connexion Methodists, 135 of Primitive Methodists, 50 of the Wesleyan Association, 4 of Calvinistic Methodists, 8 of Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, 5 of Brethren, 7 of isolated congregations, 9 of Latter Day Saints, and 17 of Roman Catholics...

Population in 1801 was 192,305; in 1821, 270,098; in 1841, 395,660; in 1861, 505,428...

The above extract is taken from:  John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72).  You may read the full version online at Vision of Britain.


Research Tools

The following list of records can all be found on FamilySearch Record Search:

  • Church of England burial records for Cheshire for 1538-1907
  • Church of England christening records for Cheshire for 1538-1907
  • Church of England marriage records for Cheshire for 1538-1907
  • A register of Electors of Cheshire for 1842-1900

For civil or vital records beginning in 1837, go to Cheshire BMD (births, marriages and deaths).  A search can be done by name or by a 'simple search'. The "simple search shows all records for the first letter of the surname for chosen year ranges" (statement from the Web site).

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:

Jurisdictions

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Cheshire.

Civil Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Cheshire was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes. The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place. Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Cheshire and the parishes covered by each. Read more about England Civil Registration.

Parishes

Click on the link to go to a list of the parishes of Cheshire with links to articles.

Probate Jurisdictions

Before 1858, every town and parish in Cheshire was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts. To read more about probate records and see a list of Cheshire towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Cheshire Probate Records.


Useful Resources

Raymond, Stuart A. Cheshire: a genealogical bibliography, vol. 1. Cheshire genealogical sources. Birmingham, England: Family History SOcieties (Pubblications) Ltd., c1995.

Raymond, Stuart A. Cheshire: a genealogical bibliography, vol. 2. Cheshire family histories and pedigrees. Birmingham, England: Family History Societies (Publications) Ltd., c1995.

 Useful Websites

Here is a list of more websites useful for Cheshire research:

To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Cheshire and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.