Threapwood, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Threapwood, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy:

This parish was partly in Flintshire, Wales. See also, Threapwood, Flintshire, Wales.

Threapwood, Cheshire
Type Extra-parochial area (England)
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Broxton; Maylor
County Cheshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Wrexham
Registration District Wrexham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1817
Bishop's Transcripts: 1817
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Cheshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

"THREAPWOOD, an extra-parochial district, said to be partly included in the hundred of Broxton, county of Chester, but chiefly in that of Maelor, county of Flint, 3 miles WSW from Malpas, containing 477 inhabitants. It is surrounded by the parishes of Malpas, Hanmer, and Worthenbury, and until of late years, formed a tract of waste common, which, on account of its extra-parochial exemption from all local jurisdiction, was long the resort of abandoned charterers of every description, and especially of women of loose or blemished morals, who made a transient abode here, to be freed clandestinely from the consequences of illicit amours." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis]

Threapwood was an extra-parochial place, partly in Broxton Hundred (Cheshire) and partly in Maelor Hundred (Flintshire), which became a civil parish in 1866. It included the hamlets of Sarn (part) and Upper Threapwood.

It is necessary to search the neighbouring ecclesiastical parish of Malpas. Threapwood is an extra-parochial place. Search surrounding parishes for records and information.

In 1817 the chapelry of St John the Baptist was created from the ancient parish of Malpas.

In 1896 the part of Threapwood in Flintshire was added to Cheshire, Hundred: Broxton; Province: York.

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

Resources[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

The 1841 census returns for Threapwood are missing.

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]

Threapwood St John Chapelry 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
Threapwood St John Chapelry (1817) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1817-1909
FS BT'S 1817-1840

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.

Threapwood, St. John (C. of E). Founded 1817 as a chapel to Malpas (formerly extra-parochial), becoming the parish church for Threapwood in 1968. Registers of Baptisms 1817–1944, Marriages 1837–1966 and Burials 1829–1989 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office. Bishop's transcripts for Threapwood, 1817-1840

Cheshire, Church of England Baptismal records are available online at FamilySearch Historical Records.
Microfilm of originals in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester.Cheshire Record Office: EDB 200

Bishop's transcripts content FHL Film
Baptisms: 1817-1829, 1832-1836. Marriages: 1832-1834. Burials: 1832-1835. BRITISH 1647671 Item 7
Baptisms: 1835-1840. Burial:, 1840-1839. BRITISH 1647714 Item 1

Parish registers for Threapwood, 1817-1989 Microfilm of original records in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England.
(Threapwood was originally a chapelry bordering Cheshire and Flint in the Parish of Malpas).Cheshire Record Office no.: P203/1/1-2, P203/4622/22, 24.

Parish registers content FHL Film
Baptisms: 1817-1944. Marriages: 1837-1966. Burials: 1829-1989. BRITISH 2000014
Items 7 - 10
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Threapwood, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Built in 1850. United Reformed Church Cheshire Congregational Union Deeds and property records are deposited Cheshire Record Office (DocumentReference ECU/3151/1/45).

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]

  • Wrexham (1837–96)
  • Whitchurch (1897–1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937–74)
  • Chester and Ellesmere Port (1974–98)
  • Cheshire West (post 1998)

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) 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

See also England, Cheshire Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

Threapwood on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

School Records[edit | edit source]

School registers, 1898-1945 Threapwood National School (Cheshire) Cheshire school records are available on-line at FamilySearch Historical Records within limits of privacy laws. Microfilm of original records in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England.
Record contains register of admission, progress, and withdrawal, 1898-1945 and includes index.
Cheshire Record Office no.: SL 141/2

Other content FHL Film
School registers, 1898-1945 BRITISH 1894891 Item 8