Discover if your ancestor was buried in the historic County of Cheshire in the Diocese of Chester Bishop’s transcripts of burials from 1576 - 1906. Search 720, 459 records to names and dates of death and burial.
Each record contains an image and a transcript of the original document. The amount of information contained varies but you can find out the following about your ancestor:
Name of deceased
Date of Burial
Occasionally in the earlier records details such as cause of death and, in the name of a woman or a child, name of husband or parents, are noted.
The Bishop’s Transcripts of Burials cover the Diocese of Chester which covers the historic County of Cheshire in its pre-1974 boundaries. The Bishop’s transcripts were created from the original Parish registers and were intended to be faithful copies so you could find two entries for the burial of the same ancestor if both the parish register and the bishop’s transcript exist for the same parish and date.
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