Macclesfield Forest with Wildboarclough Family History Guide

Macclesfield Forest with Wildboarclough is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1737 from Prestbury Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Lyme Handley, Kettleshulme, Wildboarclough, Wildboar Clough, Upton, and Tytherington.

Alternative names: Macclesfield Forest

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1675
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1812

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

See also Macclesfield, Cheshire Family History Guide  

Macclesfield Forest

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

MACCLESFIELD-FOREST, a township and chapelry, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, 4 miles (E. by S.) from Macclesfield; containing 256 inhabitants. The township comprises 2152 acres, light land, and mossy in some parts. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £60; patron, the Earl of Derby.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Lyme Handley

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

LYME-HANDLEY, a township, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, 7½ miles (N. E. by N.) from Macclesfield; containing 268 inhabitants. The township comprises 3768 acres; the soil is clay, and stony. Lyme Hall, the principal seat of the family of Legh, is a quadrangular building of white gritstone, of which the more ancient part was erected about the end of the reign of Elizabeth; the south and west fronts are of the Ionic order, from a design by Leoni. The park is one of the largest in the kingdom.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Kettleshulme

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

KETTLESHULME, a township, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, 6¾ miles (N. E.) from Macclesfield; containing 336 inhabitants. It comprises 1023 acres of land, the soil of which is clay, with stone. The Wesleyan Methodists have a place of worship; and there is a school with a small endowment.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Wildboarclough

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

WILDBOAR-CLOUGH, a township, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, 6½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Macclesfield; containing 347 inhabitants. It comprises 3078 acres, partly a light soil, partly stony, and partly peat. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Upton

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

UPTON, a township, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, 1½ mile (N. W.) from Macclesfield; containing 85 inhabitants, and comprising 422 acres.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Tytherington

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

TYTHERINGTON, a township, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, 1 mile (N.) from Macclesfield; containing 389 inhabitants. It comprises 798 acres of laud, of a clayey quality. The Macclesfield branch of the Manchester and Birmingham railway passes through the township.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Census

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911

Parish Records

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Cheshire

Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000 - FamilySearch

Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900 - FamilySearch

England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900

England, Cheshire Probate Records, 1492-1940

England, Cheshire Workhouse Records, 1848-1967

England, Cheshire, Land Tax Assessments, 1778-1832

England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900

England, Cheshire, Register of Electors, 1842-1900

England, Cheshire, School Records, 1796-1950

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977

Occupations

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Administration

  • County: Cheshire
  • Civil Registration District: Macclesfield
  • 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: Macclesfield
  • Poor Law Union: Macclesfield
  • Hundred: Macclesfield
  • Province: York