Mobberley, Cheshire Genealogy
Mobberley St Wilfrid is an Ancient Parish in Cheshire.
When the church was undergoing restoration in 1888 remains of a Saxon church were found. The earliest written evidence of a church on the site is in 1206 when Patrick de Mobberley founded an Augustinian priory. This was short-lived as by 1240 it had been annexed to the priory of Rochester in Staffordshire. The oldest part of the present building dates from about 1245. It then consisted of a continuous nave and chancel under one roof, with narrow side aisles, and a detached tower. In 1450 a clerestory and new roof were added and the aisles were widened. The tower was replaced in 1533 when the old one had become ruined. In 1888 the chancel was largely rebuilt by J. S. Crowther and a chancel arch replaced the tympanum. The church has a long association with the Mallory family.
Ashley, St. Elizabeth became the parish church for the northern part of Mobberley from 1881.
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.
- Altrincham (1837–98)
- Bucklow (1898–1974)
- Macclesfield (1974–98)
- Cheshire East (post 1998)
registration 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.
Parish registers for Mobberley, 1578-1995 Cheshire Record Office call numbers: P34/1/1-2, P34/2/1-3, P34/6122/1-4, 12; P34/3/1-5, P34/4/1-3.
An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online in FamilySearch Historical Records (formerly Record Search)
|Parish registers Contents||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 1578-1959. Marriages, 1578-Feb. 1865.Burials, 1578-1679.|| BRITISH |
|Marriages, Feb. 1865-1949. Burials, 1678-1995. Marriages, 1949-1957.|| BRITISH |
Bishop's transcripts for Mobberley; includes All Saint Chapel, Micklehurst, 1599-1898
Includes some entries for All Saints Chapel of Ease, Micklehurst.
Micklehurst is in the parish of Mottram-in-Longdendale.Cheshire Record Office call number: EDB/148
An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s Transcripts is available online in Family Search Historical records ( formerly Record Search)
|Bishop's transcripts Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 1595-1898. Marriages, burials, 1599, 1608, 1610-1611, 1615, 1617-1619, 1622-1626, 1628-1629, 1631-1633, 1635-1637, 1640, 1663-1664, 1666-1678, 1680-1685; 1690, 1706, 1708-1750. Burials, 1873-1898.|| BRITISH |
1736870 Items 3 - 7
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1750-1812, 1814-1835, 1837-1866.|| BRITISH |
1736871 Items 1 - 4
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1867-1876.|| BRITISH |
1736977 Item 12
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1877-1884.|| BRITISH |
1736978 Item 1
Mobberley- St Wilfrid
Banns Transcript-1880-1931- MFPR 337
Baptisms-1578-1898- MFPR 557
Baptisms Transcript-1578-1795- MFPR 337
Baptisms Transcript-1795-1959- MFPR 338
Burials-1578-1678- MFPR 557
Burials-1678-1838- MFPR 558
Burials Transcript-1578-1703- MFPR 337
Burials Transcript-1703-1905- MFPR 338
Marriages-1578-1920- MFPR 557
Marriages-1920-1933- MFPR 558
Marriages Transcript-1578-1754- MFPR 337
Marriages Transcript-1754-1949- MFPR 338
For original records apply to Cheshire Record Office
The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)
- Mobberley, Friends' Meeting House (Quakers). Burial registers 1655–1742 are at the Cheshire Record Office. Mobberley- Quakers
Burials Transcript-1679-1753- MFPR 337 The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)
- Mobberley, Methodist Church (Wesleyan), Faulkner Lane. Founded 1836, Built in 1882.
- Knolls Green, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Pepper Street. Built in 1783 as a Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), taken over by Independents in 1803, closed in 1961. Mobberley- Knolls (also spelt Knowles) Green Independent
Baptisms-1806-1837- MFPR 294.The Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office
The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)
- Mobberley, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Pepper Street.
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
- Altrincham (1836–95)
- Bucklow (1895–1930)
- Altrincham (renamed Bucklow) Poor Law Union, Cheshire
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Clifton-Taylor, Alec (1974), English Parish Churches as Work of Art, London: Batsford, p. 240, ISBN 0 7134 2776 0
Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 237–242
Salter, Mark (1995), The Old Parish Churches of Cheshire, Malvern: Folly Publications, pp. 52–53, ISBN 1871731232
Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) , The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 281–282, ISBN 0 300 09588 0