Holywell, Flintshire, Wales Genealogy

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A guide to genealogy in Holywell, with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; etc.

Holywell (Welsh: Treffynnon) is a town, community and ecclesiastical parish in Flintshire, Wales.

Before 1974 the town was in the historic county of Flintshire and, between 1974 and 1996 in the County of Clwyd, Wales Genealogy. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of Flintshire.

History[edit | edit source]

In 1831: "The town of Holywell is situated on the estuary of the Dee nearly opposite to Parkgate. ... It is built on the declevity of a hill gradually extending to the sea, the surrounding hills forming a kind of amphitheatre. ... The town of Holywell ranks the first in the principality of Wales. Its inhabitants are intelligent and enterprising, and few places can boast of society being better cemented, or good cheer and hospitality more uniformly practised." (From The Histories of Holywell, Flint, St. Asaph and Rhuddlan, Poole, 1831)

For more information on Holywell see:

Holywell Parish
Jurisdictions
County bef 1974 add here
County 1 Apr 1974-31 Mar 1996 add here
County 1 Apr 1996 - add here
Civ Reg District Holywell (1881)
Reg Sub-district Holywell (1881)
Probate Court add here
Diocese add here
Rural Deanery add here
Chapelry add here
Poor Law Union Holywell
Hundred Coleshill
Province add here
Hamlets add here


Administration[edit | edit source]

Years County
before 31 March 1974 Flintshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
from 1 April 1996 Flintshire

Records[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Church Records[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.


Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Poor Law Union Records[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]