Chester St Martin, Cheshire Genealogy

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Chester St Martin, Cheshire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wirrall
County Cheshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Chester Incorporation
Registration District Great Boughton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1649; Separate registers exist for Chester St Martin beginning 1671
Bishop's Transcripts: 1600; Separate records exist for Chester St Martin beginning 1700
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]

St Martin is a parish in the city of Chester.[1] It was annexed to St Bridget.[2] For more information on the city, see Chester.

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 St Martin 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
Chester St Martin Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1671-1842 NONE
1681-1842 NONE
1680-1812 NONE
FS BT'S 1617-1841

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

Parish registers for St. Martin's Church, Chester, 1671-1963 Cheshire Record Office call no.: P16/1/1-2, 2/1-3, 3/1-5, 4/1-2.

Parish Registers: St. Martin's Church Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1671-1744. Baptisms, burials, 1744-1797; marriages, 1744-1753. Baptisms, 1798-1842, 1910-1963.
1999761 Items 5 - 9
Marriages, 1754-1842. Burials, 1798-1842.
1999762 Items 1 - 7

Bishop's transcripts, Bishop's transcripts for St. Martin's Church, Chester, 1600-1842 Cheshire Record Office: EDB 55

Bishops Transcripts: St. Martin's Church Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600-1691, [1603?], 1611-1612, [1620?], [no date], 1616-1617, 1622, 1624, [no date], 1629-1632, 1635, 1638-1669-1670, 1666, 1670-1677, 1679-1686, 1688-1723, 1725, 1724, 1727-1728, 1726-1727, 1728-1744, 1746-1777, 1785-1786, 1781-1783, 1785, 1784-1789, 1798-1799, 1790-1793, 1795, 1794, 1796-1797, 1799-1813, 1815, 1814, 1816-1825, baptisms, 1826, marriages, (January-July) 1826.
1655481 Item 2
Marriages, (May-December) 1826, burials, 1826, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1827-1833, 1835, 1834, 1836-1840, baptisms, burials, 1842, 1841.
1655535 Item 1

Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Not Known

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

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

  • Chester

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

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.