Chester Cathedral Church Precinct, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Chester Cathedral Church Precinct, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Chester Cathedral Church Precinct, Cheshire|
|Type||Extra-parochial area (England)|
|County||Cheshire, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Chester Incorporation|
|Registration District||Great Boughton|
|Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes|
|Bishop's Transcripts: For records see surrounding parishes|
|Rural Deanery||Not Applicable|
|Probate Court||Search the courts of the surrounding parishes|
|Location of Archive|
|Cheshire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
CHESTER CATHEDRAL (St Werbugh) church is an ecclesiastical parish, in Great Boughton district, Cheshire; and a diocese in Cheshire and part of Lancashire. The city stands on the River Dee and on the Via Devana, 5 miles SE of the head of the Dee's estuary, and 16 through Birkenhead, SSE of Liverpool.
The parishes of St. Bridget (see also St Martin); St. John the Baptist (see also Bought St Paul's), Little St. John, extra-parochial;St. Martin; St. Michael; St. Olave; and St. Peter; part of the parishes of St. Mary on the Hill, St. Oswald, and the Holy Trinity; and the precinct of the Cathedral Close (St Werburgh). The parish of St. Bridget's is a rectory united with that of St Martin's. St. Oswald's is a discharged vicarage, joined with the chapelry of Churton-Heath (annexed and which see). An additional church, dedicated to St. Paul, has been erected at Boughton. In New Town, likewise, is a church, dedicated to Christ [Church], built in 1835. There are places of worship for Baptists, the Society of Friends, the Connexion of the Countess of Huntingdon, Independents, Welsh and Wesleyan Methodists, New Connexion of Methodists, Sandemanians, Unitarians, and Roman Catholics.
For fuller list of all pre-1875 Chester City parishes serving within the parish boundary, see Church Records below.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]
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- Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes
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]
The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.
Church of England[edit | edit source]
Due to the increasing access of online records:
- Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
- Dates in the following table are approximate
Hover over the collection's title for more information
|Chester Cathedral Church Precinct Online Parish Records|
|Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog|
|Find My Past-Cheshire ($)|
|Ancestry-Church of England BMD-Cheshire ($)|
|Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)|
|Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage|
|Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)|
|National Burial Index-FMP (Free)|
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.
- Joiner Marriage Index - Cheshire ($)
- The Genealogist Parish Registers - Cheshire ($)
- UK Websites for Parish Records - Links to online genealogical records
- Online Genealogical Index - Links to online genealogical records
Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images (coverage may vary)
- 1600s-1910 Cheshire Non-Conformist & Roman Catholic Registers (Marriages) 17th Century-1910 at FindMyPast ($); index and images (dates may vary by parish)
- 1600s-1910 Cheshire Non-Conformist & Roman Catholic Registers (Burials) 17th Century-1910 at FindMyPast ($); index and images (dates may vary by parish)
- 1671-1900 England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index (dates may vary by parish)
There were places of worship for the following Nonconformist denominations:
- Baptists - by 1847
- Calvinistic Methodist - 1805
- Connexion of the Countess of Huntingdon
- Independents (Congregational) - 1772
- New Connexion Methodists - 1825 (Primitive Meth.)
- Presbyterians - 1651
- Roman Catholics - 1794
- Sandemanians -
- Society of Friends
- Welsh Methodists - 1900
- Wesleyan Methodists - 1806
- Unitarians -
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:
Civil 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. see also England, Cheshire Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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]
Chester Cathedral Church Precinct on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Adapted 15 February 2013
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England (1871-72) Date Accessed: 15 March 2013
- Lewis, Samuel A., , A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 76-586. Adapted. Date accessed: 22 April 2013.
Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.