Church Minshull Cheshire Family History Guide

Church Minshull is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Wades Green, Wood Green, and Paradise Green.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

  • Wettenhall
  • Leighton with Minshull
  • Whitegate
  • Middlewich
  • Acton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MINSHULL (CHURCH), a village and a parish in Nantwich district, Cheshire. The village stands on the river Weaver, near the Middlewich canal, 2 miles SW of Minshull-Vernon r. station, and 5½ N by E of Nantwich; and has a post office under Middlewich. The parish contains also the hamlets of Wades-Green, Wood-Green, and Paradise-Green. Acres, 2,286. Real property, £3,424. Pop., 392. Houses, 76. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged, at Domesday, to the Minshulls; went, in the time of Edward III., to the Duttons; returned, in the time of Henry VII., to a junior branch of the Minshulls; passed, in the time of Elizabeth, to F. Cholmondeley., Esq.; was afterwards sold to Sir Richard Brooke, Bart.; and belongs now to Henry Broole, Esq. Minshull Hall is now a farm-house. Lea-Green Hall was a mansion of the Vernons. passed to the Crewes, and is now a farm-house. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £108. Patron, H. Brooke, Esq. The church is a brick edifice, of nave and aisles, with a tower; was recently restored, at a cost of about £800; and contains monuments to the Minshulls, the Cholmondeleys, and the Wades. There are an endowed school with £15 a year, and some charities.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


County: Cheshire
Civil Registration District: Nantwich
Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester
Rural Deanery: Nantwich
Poor Law Union: Nantwich
Hundred: Nantwich
Province: York