Lower Bebington, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Lower Bebington, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Lower Bebington, Cheshire|
Bebington St Andrew Cheshire
|Poor Law Union||Wirral|
|Parish registers: 1558|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1597|
|Diocese||Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester|
|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]
BEBINGTON, two townships and a parish in Wirral district, Cheshire. The townships are styled Higher and Lower; they lie on the River Mersey, and on the Birkenhead and Chester railway, just 2½ and 3½ miles S by E of Birkenhead; they have a station and a post office of the same name under Birkenhead. The parish includes also the townships of Tranmere (which is an ecclesiastical district), Storeton, and Poulton-cum-Spittle as well as Higher and Lower Bebington. The living is a rectory, with St. Mark's chapelry. There are four dissenting chapels. 
Nether Bebington St Andrew is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.
Other places in the parish include: Lower Bebington, Poolton cum Spittle, Poulton cum Spital, Poulton cum Spittle, and Storeton.
St Andrew's Church, Bebington is in the town of Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside, England.
Known as Lower Bebington or Nether Bebington.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Census Records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. 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]
Lower Bebington St Andrew 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|
|Lower Bebington St Andrew Parish (1558) Online Records|
|FS BT'S||1597-1894|| 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. Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers for St. Andrew's Church, Bebington, 1558-1959 Cheshire Record Office no.: P62/3248/1-4, P62/3248/2/1-3, P62/1/1-3, P62/2/1-3, P62/3/15, P62/5/1-4, P62/1-2, P62/8/1-9, P62/5090/5-8.
|Parish Registers: St. Andrew's Church, Bebington||Film|
|Early registers (baptisms, 1558-1739, marriages, burials, 1558-1702).
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|Early registers (baptisms, 1737-1780; marriages, 1702-1765; burials, 1702-1782). Baptisms and burials, 1782-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1877. Marriages and banns, 1754-1812. Marriages, 1813-1871.
|Marriages, 1871-1893. Marriage banns, 1785-1824. Burials, 1813-1871. Baptisms, 1907-1935, 1878-1907. Marriages, 1893-June 1913.
|Marriages, May 1913-1930. Burials, 1888-1909. Early copy register (baptisms, marriages, burials), 1748-1780. Marriage affidavits, 1822-1823.
||2105692 Items 1 - 5|
|Baptisms, 1878-1907. Marriages, 1893-1923. Burials, 1888-1899. Banns, 1785-1824.
||1656301 Items 1 - 4|
||2262788 Items 2 - 5|
Bishop's transcripts for Bebington, 1597-1901 Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 22.
|Bishops Transcripts: Bebington||Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1597, [no date], 1599, [no date], 1605, 1600, 1604-1605, 1608-1610, 1613-1615, 1617-1624, 1626, [2 pages, no dates], 1630, 1633, [no date], 1636-1638, 1640-1643, 1660, 1680, 1684, 1681, 1668, 1670, 1672-1676, 1678, 1680, 1669, 1666, 1685, 1690-1691, 1694-1733, 1736, 1735, 1734, 1737-1762, 1765, 1764, 1762-1763, 1766-1776, 1774-1775, 1777-1817, marriages, 1816-1830, baptisms, 1816, 1818-1823, 1825-1830, burials, 1816, 1818-1823, 1825-1830, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1831-1837, burials, 1867-1869, baptisms, 1867-1869, baptisms, burials, 1870-1871, baptisms, 1872-1873, burials, 1872, baptisms, 1873-1874, burials, 1872, baptisms, 1874-1875, 1892-1893, burials, 1891-1892.
||1655396 Item 2|
|Burials, 1892-1897, baptisms, 1894-1897, burials, 1896-1897, baptisms, burials, 1898-1899, burials, 1900-1901, baptisms, 1900-1901.
||1655397 Item 1|
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images
- 1600s-1910 Cheshire Non-Conformist & Roman Catholic Registers (Marriages) 17th Century-1910 at FindMyPast ($); 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)
- Primitive Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist
Church records for the Bebington Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, New Ferry, 1876-1949 Cheshire Record Office call no.: EMS 158/9, EMS 158/10/1-4.
|Church records for the Bebington Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, New Ferry||Film|
|Baptisms, 1876-1921. Marriages, 1893-1949.
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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:
Registration Districts[edit | edit source]
- Wirral (1837-19220
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.
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]
Lower Bebington on GENUKI