Chester Holy Trinity, Cheshire Genealogy

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Chester Holy Trinity, Cheshire
Guildhall, Chester.JPG
Guildhall, Chester
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wirrall
County Cheshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Chester Incorporation
Registration District Great Boughton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1598
Bishop's Transcripts: 1599
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Chester
Diocese Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester
Province York
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]

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

Chester, Holy Trinity, Watergate Street is an an ancient parish church, also serving part of the township of Blacon cum Crabwall. Replaced 1960 by Holy Trinity-without-the Walls in Norris Road, Blacon

The Guildhall, formerly Holy Trinity Church, is a redundant church in Watergate in the city of Chester, Cheshire, England . It is a Grade II listed building. In the early 1960s it was converted into the Guildhall.

The original building, which had a north aisle, probably dated from the 14th century. The east end and south side were rebuilt in 1680. This church had a spire which was rebuilt in the 1770s but in 1811 was taken down for reasons of safety. The present church was built between 1865 and 1869 to a design by James Harrison. He died before it was finished and the church was completed by the firm of Kelly and Edwards of Chester.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Census[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 Holy Trinity parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[2]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[3]
FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
Chester Holy Trinity Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images




FS PR's 1656-1909  NONE 1654-1934  NONE 1656-1854  NONE
FS BT's 1599-1893  NONE 1599-1854  NONE 1599-1854  NONE

Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Parish registers for Holy Trinity Church, Chester, 1654-1938, Cheshire Record Office call no.: P 1/1-2, 4, 6, 8; P 1/3063/1/1-5, P 1/3, 5, 7; P 1/3063/2/1-7; P 1/9-10.

Parish Registers: Holy Trinity Church Film
Baptisms, 1656-1725; marriages, 1654-1720; burials, 1656-1721. Baptisms, burials, 1722-1764; marriages, 1722-1754. Baptisms, burials, 1765-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1859.
Baptisms, May 1859-1925. Marriages, 1796-1812, 1754-1795, 1813-1845.
Marriages, August 1845-1926.
Marriages, 1926-1938. Burials, 1813-1854.
2068301 Items 1 - 4
Banns of marriage, 1865-1912.
2068306 Item 10

Registers of Baptisms 1656–1925, Marriages 1654–1939 and Burials 1656–1854 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.

Bishop's transcripts Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 52.

Content Bishop's Transcripts: Holy Trinity Church
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1637
FHL BRITISH Film 1894521 Item 7
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1599-1601, 1604, 1610-1611, 1663, 1614, 1619, 1616-1618, 1622-1623, 1625, [no date], 1627-1635, 1639, 1641, 1660, 1664, 1667-1677, 1679-1685, 1690, 1695-1696, 1700-1711, [no date], 1714-1721, 1723-1813, 1815-1816, baptisms, 1817-1824, marriages, 1817-1824, burials, 1817-1824, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1825-1829, 1834, baptisms, 1836-1839, marriages, 1836-1839, burials, 1836-1839, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1840-1843, baptisms, marriage, 1844
FHL BRITISH Film 1655478 Item 2

Marriages, burials, 1844, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1845-1854, baptisms, 1855-1893
FHL BRITISH Film 1655479 Item 1
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

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]
  • 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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England Jurisdictions 1851
Vision of Britain

Websites[edit | edit source]

Chester Holy Trinity on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 576-586. Date accessed: 18 March 2019.
  2. Cheshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 16 October 2013.
  3. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes.

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