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Cheshire
Catalogue of Fiche, Film and CDs
Note that the spelling of place names may have changed over the years so remember to check all variations.
 Updates highlighted in Red
LAND  RECORDS
Calendar of Lancashire & Cheshire Exchequer Depositions by Commission 1558-1702
CD
Owners of Land 1873 - Cheshire 
fiche Chs 31

NONCONFORMIST  REGISTERS
Abbreviations used:  B. Burials,  C. Christenings/Baptisms,  D. Deaths,  M. Marriages.

Allostock Dissenting Church [RG-8 no 4]  Births & CMB. 1690 -1755
Film Dev 57
Chester [Prestbury] Wesleyan Society Withington 1808 -1837
Film Chs 1
Dunkinfield Presbyterian Church.  Births & C. 1785 -1833,   Burials  1785 -1793
Film Dby 25
Oswestry Primitive Methodist, Ellesmere & Chirk Circuit.  C. 1851, 1862 -1922
Circuit is in Oswestry District of northern Shropshire and includes parts of Denbigh, Flint and Cheshire.
Towns and parishes include Oswestry, Edgerley, Whittington, Porthywaen, Llanyblodwel, Trafonen,
Treflach Wood, Haughton, Maesbury, Bronygarth, St. Martin, Kinnerley, in Shropshire;
Chirk, Rhosy-medre, Ruabon in Denbigh; Birkenhead and Threapwood in Cheshire;
Willington in Flint;Ellesmere in Shropshire and Flint.

Film Sal 12
Southport Congregation Church.  Births & C. 1823 -1836
Film Lan 58
Southport North Moels, Wesleyan Church.  Births & C. 1827-1837
Film Lan 58
Whitchurch Wesleyan Methodist Circuit  C. 1893 -1934 [Shropshire, Cheshire & Flintshire]
Towns and parishes included in the circuit are Whixall, Hollinwood,
and Wem in Shropshire,  Whitchurch in both Shropshire and Cheshire,  Wrenbury, Tilstock, Tilston, Norbury and Nantwich in Cheshire,  Ellesmere in both Shropshire and Flint,  Malpas in both Cheshire and Flint; Hanmer, Knolton, and Overton in Flint.
Film Sal 12

 NONCONFORMIST   REGISTER  TRANSCRIPTS
Abbreviations used:  B. Burials,  C. Christenings/Baptisms,  D. Deaths,  M. Marriages.

Stockport Hazel Grove, Methodist Church.  C. 1794 -1879,   B. 1837-1910
fiche Chs 86-88

PARISH  REGISTER  TRANSCRIPTS
Abbreviations used:  B. Burials,  C. Christenings/Baptisms,  D. Deaths,  M. Marriages.

Chester Cathedral PR Transcript.  CMB.  1687 - 1718,  CMB.  1723 -1812
CD
Chester Holy Trinity PR Transcript.   CMB.  1532 -1837
CD
Eastham PR Transcript.  CMB.   1598 -1690
Film Lan 15
Marple All Saints  B. 1655 -1947
fiche Chs 89-97
Norbury [Hazel Grove] St Thomas.  B. 1834 -1898
Listed by name and date.
fiche Chs 98-103
Stockport St Mary  B. 1813 -1913
fiche Chs 110-132
Stockport St Peter  B. 1816 -1935 
fiche Chs 133-134
Stockport St Thomas  B. 1815 -1974
fiche Chs 135-140
Tarvin St Andrews PR Transcript.  B. 1813 -1899
fiche Chs 205-207
Upton in Overchurch PR Transcript.  CMB.  1600 -1812
CD

PHILLIMORE  MARRIAGE  TRANSCRIPTS

Phillimore Marriage Transcript for Cheshire Vols 1-5 on CD
Alderley
1629-1837
Vol 5
Bosley
1729-1750
Vol 5
Capesthorne
1722-1747
Vol 5
Chelford 
1674-1752 
Vol 5
Christleton
1697-1812 
Vol 1
Disley
1591-1738/9
Vol 1
Gawsorth
1557-1812
Vol 1
Lymm
1568-1812
Vol 1
Marple
1656-1754
Vol 1
Marton
1563-1769
Vol 5
Addenda et Corrigenda
1571-1720
Vol 5
Pott Shrigley
1685-1751
Vol 5
Poynton cum Worth
1723-1753
Vol 5
Prestbury
1637-1789
Vol 2, 3 & 4
Siddington
1722-1783
Vol 5
Taxal
1611-1812
Vol 1
Taxal
1813-1837
Vol 5

QUAKER  RECORDS

Cheshire Quarterly Meeting [RG6/1035, 1037, 1256, 1031]
Births 1648-1783,   Marriages 1667-1721,  Burials 1655-1782
Inc. some of Staffordshire
Film Chs 9
Cheshire Quarterly Meeting  [RG6/1035, 1037, 1256, 1031]   Marriages 1721-1765.
Film Chs 10
Cheshire Quarterly Meeting [RG6/301, 180, 294, 285, 303, 287, 288]   Marriages 1768-1837,
Births 1783-1814
Inc. some of Staffordshire.
Film Chs 10
Cheshire & Staffordshire Quarterly Meeting 
Marriages 1721-1765, 1768-1837,  Births 1783-1813.
Inc. places such as Warrington, Stockport, Frodsham, Wolverhampton, Chester, Macclesfield & Tunstall
Film Chs 2
Cheshire Quarterly Meeting [RG6/301, 180, 294, 285, 303, 287, 288] 
Births 1814-1836,  Burials 1783-1837.
Film Chs 11
Cheshire and Staffordshire Quarterly Meeting [RG6/938, 939]  Births and Burials 1767-1794.
Film Chs 12

QUARTER  SESSIONS  TRANSCRIPTIONS  &  INDEXES

Cheshire Quarter Sessions [Poor Law Records] 1700-1730
fiche Chs 172-175
Quarter Sessions & Chester Session
1. Orders for transportation of Convicts 1803-1818, 1821-1822, 1825-1826, 1829
2. Orders by the Secretary of State for transportation of convicts to the hulks
   1802-1821, 1822-1829, 1831-1840  [AJCP M845]
Film Chs 3
Quarter Sessions
1. Reports & Returns of convicts transported and under sentence of transportation
   1802-1806, 1810-1827, 1835-1836, 1843-1856
2. Circulars & correspondence of transportation of convicts 1802-1851
3. Miscellaneous 1726-1857
Includes Convict lists sent to the Commissioner of County Rates 11 March 1835  [AJCP M846]
Film Chs 4

VISITATIONS

Visitation of Cheshire 1580
CD
Visitation of Cheshire 1613
CD
Visitation of Cheshire 1653
CD

WILLS
Wills before 1858 were proved in Ecclesiastical Courts. The principal one for  Cheshire was the Archdeaconry of Chester. 

It was in the Diocese of Litchfield until 1540, when it was transferred to the Diocese of Chester.
The Superior Court was the  PCC. Prerogative Court of Canterbury.  (See England General).
Please note that Indexes are available in Book Form. Location CHESHIRE  929.33  DIC.
Lancashire & Cheshire Wills and Inventories  [Vol 1-III]
Volume I -  Wills & Inventories 1477 – 1746
Preserved at Chester, with an appendix of Abstracts of Wills now lost or destroyed
Volume II - Wills & Inventories 1572 – 1696
Preserved at Chester, with an appendix of Lancashire & Cheshire Wills & Inventories proved at York 1542-1649
Volume III - Wills & Inventories 1563 -1807  Preserved at Chester
CD
The Exchequer and Prerogative Court of York [PCY]
Calendar of Wills & Admons

The PCY was the second most important Court, after Canterbury, dealing with the Probate of Wills prior to 1858.
Counties covered were in the north of England and were:- Cheshire, Cumberland, Durham, Flint part, Lancashire, Northumberland, Westmorland and Yorkshire. Also included was the Isle of Man.

1. 1688-1690, 1698-1699, 1705-1714
2. 1713-1741
3. 1741-1770
4. 1771-1799
5. 1800-1819
6. 1819-1830
7. 1830-1842
8. 1842-1851
9. 1851-1858
9 Films

Consistory Court of Lichfield
This Court covered all or part of the following Counties:-Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire until 1858.
Until 1540 the Court also covered Cheshire, Flintshire, Denbigh and parts of Lancashire.
1.  Calendar of Wills & Admons   1494 - 1650   [A - L]
2.  Calendar of Wills & Admons   1492 - 1650   [M - Z]
Black Book of Lichfield
Calendar of Copy Wills   1657 - 1666
Sequestration of Tithes   1635 - 1637
Costs of Suits received by Notary Publick   1616 - 1638
Presentations to Livings   1603 - 1609
Sundry Wills as indexed in calendar




Film Sts 26
Film Sts 27

Cheshire Wills Beneficiaries Index [Vol 1]
fiche Chs 65-67
Cheshire Wills Beneficiaries Index [Vol 2]
fiche Chs 166-167
Cheshire Wills Beneficiaries Index [Vol 3]
fiche Chs 168-171

 

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