Pott Shrigley, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

POTT-SHRIGLEY, a township-chapelry, with a village, in Prestbury parish, Cheshire; on the Macclesfield canal, 2 miles E by S of Adlington railway station, and 4 N N E of Macclesfield. The post-town is, Bollington, under Macclesfield.[1]

Pott Shrigley, St Christopher is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1719 from chapelry in  Prestbury, Cheshire  Ancient Parish. It is part of the Macclesfield Arch-Deaconry in the Diocese of Chester. 

Pott Shrigley is a rural hamlet The parish covers a lot of ground and outlying farms and cottages can be found as far as three miles away, almost in Higher Poynton.The parish covers an extensive area; outlying farms and cottages can be found as far as three miles away, almost in Higher Poynton.

The church was originally a chapel of ease for the parish of Prestbury. The parish registers for baptisms begin in 1629; burials and marriages were added in 1685. The churchwardens' accounts start in 1833. The silver communion plate includes a paten of 1576, a chalice of 1622, and a flagon, chalice and two patens of 1711.


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
  • Macclesfield  (1837–1998)
  • Cheshire East (post 1998)
  • Online events post 1837may be searched Cheshire BMD

Church records

Pott Shrigley 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
FMP = FindMyPast
Pott Shrigley Parish Online Records


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FMP (£)

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.

Pott Shrigley, St. Christopher (C of E). An ancient chapelry in Prestbury parish, becoming the parish church for Pott Shrigley in 1880. Registers of Baptisms 1630–1998, Marriages 1685–1751 & 1880–1984 and Burials 1685–1956 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.

Parish registers St Michael Pott Shrigley Microfilm copy of originals at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England.
Cheshire Record Office refernce: P38/1, P38/2/1-2, P38/3, P38/4588/1, P38/4282/1-3, P38/5462/1, P38/4531/16.

Parish registers content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1619-1991.  Burials, 1685-June 1945. Marriages, 1630-1751, 1880-1941.   BRITISH 2105376 Items 4 - 12
Burials, July 1944-1956. Copy grave register. BRITISH 2105377 Items 1 - 2

Bishop's transcripts for Pott-Shrigley, 1679-1851

Records are not filmed in strict chronological order. Some intermittent years are missing.Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB/170

Bishop's transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1732-1745, 1747-1761, 1763-1765, 1679-1680, 1692, 1696, 1766-1769, 1771-1799, 1801-1832, 1850-1851. Marriages, 1679. Burials, 1761, 1763-1765, 1732-1736,1737-1739, 1740-1745, 1747-1760, 1801-1802, 1811-1817, 1819-1832. BRITISH 1836023 Item 2
 IGI coverage 1685-1791. Marriages at Pott Shrigley, 1685-1751. BRITISH 88607 Item 2

Additional record sources may be identified in the Family History Library Catalog

Non-Conformist Churches

Pott Shrigley, Methodist Chapel, Green Close (New Connexion). Built in 1861.

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

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Web sites 


  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) adapted 25 Jan 2013