Chester Christ Church, Cheshire Genealogy

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Chester Christ Church, Cheshire
Christ Church Chester.jpg
Christ Church Chester
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Broxton; Eddisbury; Wirrall
County Cheshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Chester Incorporation
Registration District Great Boughton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1838
Bishop's Transcripts: 1855
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Chester
Diocese Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
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]

Christ Church is a parish in the city of Chester.[1] For more information on the city, see Chester.

Chester Christ Church, Somerset Street, Chester is an ecclesiastical parish created in 1843 a former chapel of Chester St Oswald, Cheshire Genealogy It is a Grade II listed building, and continues to be an active Anglican church in the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Chester. Its benefice is combined with that of St Michael, Plas Newton.

The present church was built to replace an earlier church dated 1838 on the site which has been designed by Thomas Jones. It was built in separate stages between 1876 and 1900 to designs by John Douglas. A southwest steeple was planned but was never built.

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]

Chester Christ Church chapelry 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
Chester Christ Church Chapelry (1838) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1838-1909
FS BT'S 1855-1876   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.

Parish registers for Christ Church, Chester, 1838-1949 Cheshire Record Office reference: P17/1/1-7, P17/2/1-5, P17/3.

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records

Parish Register Christ Church
Baptisms, 1838-1903 BRITISH 1999760 Items 3 - 8
Baptisms, 1903-1906. Marriages, 1871-1917. Burials, 1839-1854 BRITISH 1999761 Items 1 - 4
Baptisms, 1906-1942. Marriages, 1917-1949 VAULT BRITISH 2262789 Items 4 - 7

Bishop's transcripts for Christ Church, Chester, 1855-1876

Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 51

An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s Transcripts (Diocese of Chester) is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records

Bishop’s Transcripts Christ Church
FHL Film
Baptisms, 1855, 1857-1876. BRITISH 1647368 Item 3

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. 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]
  • Great Boughton (1837–69)
  • Chester (1870–1998)
  • Cheshire West (post 1998)

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Chester Poor Law Union, Cheshire Genealogy

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]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

Chester Christ Church on GENUKI

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Hubbard, Edward (1991). The Work of John Douglas. London: The Victorian Society. p. 131. ISBN 0 901657 16 6. Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 150–151, ISBN 0 300 09588 0

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 15 February 2013