Great Stanney, Cheshire Genealogy
STANNEY (Great and Little), has two townships in Stoke parish, Cheshire; it is 6 and 5 miles N of Chester.
Stoak , St. Lawrence is an ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Great Stanney, Little Stanney, Stoak or Stoke (near Chester) and part of Whitby. Great Stanney is an extra parochial place within the parish.
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.
- Great Boughton (1837–69)
- Chester (1870–1937)
- West Cheshire (1937–50)
- Chester and Ellesmere Port (1974–98)
- Cheshire West (post 1998)
registration events may be searched online at Cheshire BMD
Great Stanney 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|
|Great Stanney Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| NONE
|FS BT'S||NONE|| 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 Stoak 1573-1964 Cheshire Record Office call no.: P31/1/1-4, P31/2/1-2, P31/3059/1/1-2, P31/3059/2-4, P31/5.
An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records. Here is a list of church records on microfilm at theFamily History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City.
|Parish registers Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1573-1579, 1601-1754 (Some Latin.) Baptisms, burials, 1754-1812.||BRITISH 2068673 Items 7-10|
|Baptisms, 1813-1925, Marriages, 1754-1964, Banns of marriage, 1824-1918, Burials, 1813-1889||BRITISH 2068674 Items 1-7|
Bishop's transcripts for Stoak (Stoke), 1607-1848 Records are not in strict chronological order. Some years are missing.
An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s transcripts is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records
|Bishop's transcripts Contents||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1607, 1613-1615, 1618, 1621-1624, 1626-1627, 1630, 1632-1641, 1666, 1668-1675, 1679-1686, 1690-1691, 1712-1728, 1730-1809, 1813-1818, 1821-1831. Baptisms, burials, 1811-1812, 1819. Baptisms, 1820, 1832-1833.||BRITISH 1751851 Item 2|
|Burials, 1832. Baptisms, burials, 1833-1834, 1843-1848. Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1835-1841.||BRITISH 1751852 Item 1|
Wolverham, Methodist Chapel. Founded 1954, closed in 1962.
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.
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
- Great Boughton (1837–71) Tarvin (previously Great Boughton) Poor Law Union, Cheshire
- Chester Poor Law Union(1871–1930)
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870-72 adapted 5 March 2013
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any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.
- Ormerod, George; Thomas Helsby (Ed.) (1882), The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester (2nd ed.), London: George Routledge and Sons, pp. ii: 387–392
- Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 305–309
- Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, p. 175, ISBN 0 907768 18 0
- Hess, John P. (2007–2008). "Backford's Memorial Boards: were they painted by a Randle Holme?". Cheshire History 47: 34–39. ISSN 0141-8696