History

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Welcome to the Keresley Parish History website.

St Thomas’ Church Keresley was established in 1847, since that date every Baptism, Wedding and Burial at St Thomas’ Church has been recorded in the parish registers. If you are seeking information about your ancestors who may have lived in Keresley, we may be able to help.

As well as the Parish Registers there are other sources of information on this website. When individuals played a significant part in the life of the church and community there are many records which mention them.

Routine events like baptisms and weddings were also usually recorded in the Parish Magazine, and you may examine many old Magazines here. Magazines also provide other information, e.g. during the first World War many Magazines included a Roll of Honour, listing those who were fighting for their country, etc