Rock Ferry, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Rock Ferry, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Rock Ferry, Cheshire|
|County||Cheshire, England Genealogy|
|Poor Law Union||Wirral|
|Parish registers: 1844|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|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]
Rock-Ferry, is a village and a chapelry in Bebington parish, Cheshire. The village stands on the River Mersey and on the Birkenhead. There is a railway station and a half-hourly steam-boat-ferry to Liverpool. The chapelry includes also the village and iron pier of New Ferry, and was constituted in 1844. The church was built in 1842. A Wesleyan chapel is at Rock-Ferry; and a Brethren's chapel at New-Ferry.
Rock Ferry is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1844 from Bebington Ancient Parish.
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]
Rock Ferry St Peter parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's =FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|Parish St Peter Online (1844) Records|
|FS BT'S||NONE|| NONE
Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images
- 1671-1900 England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index (dates may vary by parish)
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at theFamily History Library in Salt Lake City.
|Church records for the Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, New Chester Road, Rock-Ferry, 1859-1956
|Baptisms, 1859-1928. Marriages, 1867-1956.
||BRITISH 2299475 Items 14 - 21|
Church records for the Wesley Hall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Rock-Ferry, 1894-1953
||BRITISH 2299475 Item 22|
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 (1894-1898)
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]
Rock Ferry on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 25 Jan 2013
- 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.