Talk:Bidston, Cheshire Genealogy

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New Parish Table[edit source]

Bidston parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS PRs = England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000 (FamilySearch) - free
FS BTs = England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP Diocese PRs = Cheshire Diocese Of Chester Parish Registers (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Diocese BTs = Cheshire Diocese Of Chester Bishop's Transcripts (FindMyPast) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[1]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Bidston Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-2000
1538-2000
1538-2000
FS BTs 1598-1900
1598-1900
1598-1900
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FMP Diocese PRs 1538-1911
1538-1910
1869-1869
FMP Diocese BTs 1576-1906
1576-1906
1869-1869
BOYD

1538-1850


IGI



FS Catalog PRs


FS Catalog BTs


To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the Cheshire Archives and Local Studies.


Old Parish Table[edit source]

Bidston St Oswald parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

CPR = Cheshire Parish Register Project - free[2]
FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[3]
Bidston St Oswald Parish (1581) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
CPR 1581-1871
1581-1871
1581-1871
FS PR's 1581-1909
  NONE
1581-1934
  NONE
1581-1958
  NONE
FS BT's 1581-1863   NONE
1581-1850   NONE
1581-1863   NONE
JOIN
1581-1836

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.

Bidston, St. Oswald (C of E), an ancient parish church, originally served the townships of Bidston cum Ford, Birkenhead, part of Claughton cum Grange, Moreton (near Wallasey) and Saughall Massie.

Parish registers for Bidstone, 1682-1958, are deposited at the Cheshire Record Office. CRO reference:  P 86/1/1-2, 2/1-3, P 86/3631/1, P 86/3/1-8, P 86/3631/2/1, P 86/4/1-2, P 86/3631/3.

Bishop's transcripts for Bidstone, 1581-1863, are also deposited at the Cheshire Record Office; some years missing. CRO reference: EDB 25.

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online in Record Search at FamilySearch.org.

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

Parish Registers Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1581-1700 090071
Baptisms, 1679-1955. Marriages 1679. Banns, 1754-1812. Burials, 1679-1812. 2103920
Items 8 - 15
Marriages, 1838-1958. Burials, 1813-1857. 2103921
Burials, June 1857-1958. 2103922


Bishop's Transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, and burials, 1581-1863, with gaps 1655397
item 2
Other Content FHL Film
Claughton rooms donation list, 1887-1889. St. Bedes mission baptisms, 1888-1907 2103922
Items 4 - 5
Claughton rooms donation list, 1887-1889. St. Bedes mission baptisms, 1888-1907 2103922
Items 4 - 5
Baptism, marriage and burial registers, 1581-1700, with index (3 fiches). BRITISH Access Services Window
6393934

The baptismal, marriage and burial registers of the Parish of Bidston in the county of Chester, 1581 to 1700
Stmnt.Resp. edited and annotated by William Fergusson Irvine
Authors Irvine, William Fergusson (Added Author)
Church of England. Parish Church of Bidstone (Cheshire) (Added Author)

Notes Reproduction of: Birkenhead : Willmer Brothers, 1893. 100, xxvi p. "Reprinted from the 'The Birkenhead News'"--T.p. "Only 100 copies printed, of which this is no. 46"--T.p. verso. (Bidston is also known as Bidstone).includes index.

The transcripts for the parish are online at Cheshire Parish Register project.

Birkenhead, All Saints (C of E). The parish church for part of Bidston from 1911 to 1971.

Leasowe, St Chad (C of E). The parish church for part of Bidston from 1957.

  1. ArcherSoftware.co.uk
  2. 'CPR Project Progress (As on 17 January 2014),' Cheshire Parish Register Project, accessed 1 February 2014.
  3. Cheshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 16 October 2013.