Ince, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

INCE (St. James), is a parish, in the union of Great Boughton, the second division of the hundred of Eddisbury, S. division of the county of Chester, it is 8 miles (N. N. E.) from Chester.[1]

Ince St James the Great is an Ancient parish in Cheshire, A Norman chapel once stood on this site. The present church was built in the medieval period but only the tower and part of the chancel remain from this date.

Ince was formerly a township and parish in Eddisbury Hundred and became part of Ellesmere Port civil parish in 1950. Ince is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England


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
  • Great Boughton (1837–69)
  • Chester (1870–1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937–50)

registration events may be searched online at Cheshire BMD

Church records

Ince 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
Ince (1687) Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1687-1870 gaps
1687-1924 gaps
1687-1912 gaps
FS BT'S 1600-1898 gaps
1600-1855 gaps
1600-1898 gaps

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.

Here is a list of church records on microfilm at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City. Parish registers for Ince, 1687-1933 Cheshire Record Office reference: P89/1/1-2, P89/2, P89/3/1-2, P89/4-5, 7-9.

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records

Parish registers Content FHL Film
Baptisms, burials, 1687-1790. Marriages, 1687-1810, 1813-1837. Baptisms, 1813-1870. Marriage banns, 1754-1810, 1824-1933. BRITISH 2105710 Items 13 - 18
Burials, 1813-1912. Marriage licences, 1846-1876, 1924. Certificates of registry of death, 1840-1852, 1912. Coroner's orders for burial, 1846-1857. BRITISH 2105799 Items 1 - 4

Bishop's transcripts for Ince, 1600-1898 Early years in Latin.Cheshire Record Office reference

Bishop's transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600-1602,  1607-1608, 1610, 1613-1615,  1617-1618, 1622-1625, 1629-1633, 1635, 1637, 1640-1641, 1662-1663, 1666, 1668-1677, 1679-1685, 1688-1691, 1694-1707, 1709-1735, 1737-1742, 1744-1799, 1802-1803, 1806-1814, baptisms, burials, 1815-1817. BRITISH 1655830 Item 3
Marriages, 1818-1819, 1823-1824, 1826-1827, 1829-1837, 1839-1846, 1850-1853, 1855. Baptisms, burials, 1818-1885, 1892-1898. BRITISH 1655831 Item 1

An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s Transcripts (Diocese of Chester) is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records.

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

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848 adapted 8 March 2013


Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 190–194
Salter, Mark (1995), The Old Parish Churches of Cheshire, Malvern: Folly Publications, pp. 42–43, ISBN 1871731232
Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, p. 143, ISBN 0 907768 18 0 
Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 248, ISBN 0 300 09588 0