Birkenhead Holy Trinity, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Birkenhead Holy Trinity, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Birkenhead Holy Trinity, Cheshire|
|County||Cheshire, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Wirral|
|Parish registers: 1840; Separate registers exist for Birkenhead St Anne beginning 1850|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|Diocese||Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester|
|Probate Court||Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Cheshire (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Cheshire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Birkenhead, Holy Trinity Price Street. Founded 1840 as the parish church for part of Birkenhead; closed in 1974. No burials took place here.
Later Birkenhead St Anne,Cheshire Beckwith Street was Built in 1847 as a chapel to Holy Trinity, becoming a separate parish in 1861; closed in 1987.
BIRKENHEAD is a seaport town, a market town, and a township, and a parochial chapel over seven separate chapelries, created originally from the ancient parish of Bidstone (which also see), in the district of Wirral, Cheshire. BIRKENHEAD HOLY TRINITY was created from St Mary's Birkenhead in the year 1840.
Birkenhead town stands on the Mersey, opposite Liverpool, about a mile by water west of Liverpool, and 14 3/4 miles by railway north by northwest of Chester. The ancient extra parochial district or chapelry of Birkenhead with Holy Trinity comprises the following other associated chapelies of the town:
Part of the parochial boundary of Birkenhead Chapelry includes the former township of Claughton, in Bidstone ancient parish, and part of Oxton Township, in Woodchurch ancient parish (which also see). These two townships have been incorporated into the township and chapelry of Birkenhead.
There are upwards of thirty non-established places of worship (including Claughton and Oxton). There are two Roman Catholic churches.Holy Trinity Church is a chapelry in Birkenhead, created from St. Mary's Church in 1841. Birkenhead All Saints was built in 1879 as a chapel to Oxton (St Saviour). Genuki UK and Ireland Genealogy  
Resources[edit | edit source]
Census records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Church records[edit | edit source]
Birkenhead Holy Trinity parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|BIRKENHEAD HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1840) Online Records|
|FS BT'S||NONE|| NONE
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online in Record Search.
Parish registers for Holy Trinity Church, Birkenhead, 1840-1962 Cheshire Record Office reference: P 107/1/1-12, 2/1-10.
|Parish Register: Holy Trinity Church, Birkenhead||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 22 Nov. 1840-120 Oct 1897.||BRITISH 2104037 Items 3-10|
|Baptisms, 20 Oct 1897-14 Oct 1962. Marriages, 26 Jan 1842-17 Aug 1862.||BRITISH 2104038|
|Marriages, 29 Aug 1862-28 July 1934.||BRITISH 2104039|
|Marriages, 4 Aug 1934-3 Feb 1962.||BRITISH 2104040 Items 1-3|
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
- 1671-1900 England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index (dates may vary by parish)
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Church of Scotland/Scottish Presbyterian
- Roman Catholic
- Welsh Baptist
- Welsh Independent
- Welsh Presbyterian
- Wesleyan Methodist
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage and death indexes available:
Registration Districts[edit | edit source]
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
Probate records[edit | edit source]
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cheshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source]
Birkenhead Holy Trinity on GENUKI