Lower Whitley, Cheshire Genealogy
Lower Whitley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1824 from Great Budworth, Cheshire Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Whitley Inferior and Whitley Superior.
Whitley is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is surrounded by the parishes of Antrobus, Comberbach, Little Leigh and Dutton. It also borders Daresbury in Halton borough as well as Hatton and Stretton in Warrington borough.
The civil parish was created in 1936 based on Whitley Inferior and Whitley Superior, now known as Lower Whitley and Higher Whitley.
Whitley lies mostly in the northern part of a triangle of land bounded by the A49 (Warrington to Tarporley) to the west, the A559 (Warrington to Northwich) to the east and the A533 (Runcorn to Northwich) to the south.
There is a Society of Friends burial ground (18th century).
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.
Events may be searched online at Cheshire BMD
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.
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Non Conformist Churches
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.
Poor Law Unions
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.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
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