Norley, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

NORLEY, a township, in the lordship of Kingsley, parish of Frodsham, union of Runcorn, hundred of Eddisbury, S. division of the county of Chester, 5 miles (S. E.) from Frodsham, on the road to Northwich. A church was erected here in 1832. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

Norley St John The Evangelist was created from a former chapelry within Frodsham, Cheshire  Ancient Parish.

Norley is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It lies to the north of Delamere Forest, near the village of Cuddington.

The parish church of St John the Evangelist stands to the northwest of the village. Its benefice is combined with those of Christ Church, Crowton, and St John the Evangelist, Kingsley.


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.

Events may be searched online at Cheshire BMD

Runcorn registration District

Church records

Norley 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
Norley Parish Online Records


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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

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

Runcorn Poor Law Union, Cheshire


Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, p. 294, ISBN 0 300 09588 0

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 2 April 2013

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.