Bromborough, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Bromborough, Cheshire family history and genealogy: parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.

St Barnabas Church Bromborough.jpg

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Bromborough St Barnabas is an ancient parish, in the Wirral Hundred. The hamlet of Brimstage was part of the parish.

The first church on the site was built in 928 adjacent to a monastery which had been founded in 912, probably by Ethelfleda. This church was demolished in 1828 and replaced on the same site by another church.

BROMBORROW (St. Barnabas), is a parish, in the union of Wirrall, partly in the Lower, but chiefly in the Upper, division of the hundred of Wirrall, S. division of the county of Chester, 11 miles (N. N. W.) from Chester, on the road to Birkenhead; it contains the township of Brimstage. The parish is bounded on the east by the river Mersey.[1]

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]

Bromborough St Barnabas 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
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[2]
Bromborough St Baranabas Parish (1580) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1679-1909
FS BT'S 1679-1900   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.

Bromborough, St. Barnabas is an ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Brimstage and Bromborough. Cheshire Record Office reference: P59/1/1-2, P59/2/1-3, P59/3/1-3, P59/5313/3-4, P59/3044/1, P59/4/1-2.

Here is a list of church records on microfilm at the Family History Library (FHL)in Salt Lake City.

Parish Registers Content FHL Film

Baptisms, burials, 1648-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1922. Banns of marriages, 1827-1890. Marriages, 1648-1932.

BRITISH 2149219 Items 3 - 13
Burials, 1813-1905. BRITISH 2149220 Items 1 - 2

Bishop's transcripts for Bromborough, 1600-1900 Early  text in Latin. Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 35

 An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop's Transcripts (Diocese of Chester) is available online at Familysearch Historical Records.

Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600, 1605-1610, 1612-1613, 1617-1622, 1627, 1630, 1636, 1638, 1641-1642, 1658-1660, 1679-1682, 1684-1685, 1703-1705, 1707-1735, 1741, 1744, 1746-1747, 1749-1761, 1767-1778, 1780-1792, 1794, 1796, 1798-1802, 1805-1818, 1829-1834, 1840-1846, 1868-1886, 1888. Baptisms, burials, 1819-1836, 1847-1849, 1851, 1855-1900.  BRITISH 1655424 Item 2

The transcript for this parish is available online at Cheshire Parish Register project.
Bromborough Pool St Matthew was created out of the parish to serve the needs of Bromborough Pool.

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Bromborough, Christ the King (Roman Catholic). Built in 1928.

Bromborough, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1928.

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 a nd death indexes available:

Registration Districts[edit | edit source]

  • Wirral (1837-1922)

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Wirral Poor Law Union, Cheshire Genealogy

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.

see also England, Cheshire Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England and Wales 1848, adapted 8 February 2013
  2. Cheshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 16 October 2013.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 115–116, ISBN 0 300 09588 0