Chester St Peter, Cheshire Genealogy
|Chester St Peter, Cheshire|
St Peter Church Chester
|Poor Law Union||Chester Incorporation|
|Registration District||Great Boughton|
|Parish registers: 1588|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1600|
|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|
Chester St Peter Chester is an ancient parish church serving part of the city of Chester.
St Peter's Church, Chester is in Eastgate Street in the centre of the city of Chester, Cheshire, England, immediately to the north of Chester Cross. It is a Grade I listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Chester. Its benefice is united with that of St John's, Chester.
A church is said to have been built on this site by Ethelfleda in 907. The present church dates from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, with modifications in the following three centuries. Formerly the tower had a spire which was removed and rebuilt in the 16th century, taken down in the 17th century, then rebuilt and finally removed "having been much injured by lightning" about 1780. In 1886 the church was restored by John Douglas, which included the addition of a pyramidal spire.
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.
Chester St Peter 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|
|Chester St Peter Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| NONE
To find the names of the neighboring 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.
Parish registers for St. Peter's Church, Chester, 1588-1958 Cheshire Record Office reference: P 63/1/1-3, P63/2/1-3, P63/3/1-5, P63/4/1-3, P63/5, P63/4658/1-3, P63/5266
An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records
|Parish register: St Peter's Church, Chester||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1588-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1956.||BRITISH 2045912|
|Marriages, 1813-1913. Banns, 1823-1904||BRITISH 2045913|
|Marriages, 1913-1958. Banns, 1904-1945||BRITISH 2262740 Items 9 - 12|
|Burials, 1813-1849||BRITISH 2045918 Item 1|
Bishop's transcripts for St. Peter's Church, Chester, 1600-1879 Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 61
An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop's Transcripts (Diocese of Chester) is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records
|Bishop's Transcripts: St Peter's Church, Chester||Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600, 1610-1611, 1613-1617, 1625-1627, 1629-1635, 1637-1640, 1663, 1666-1676, 1679-1680, 1682, 1684, 1700, 1710-1711, 1714-1717, 1719-1720, 1723-1725, 1727, 1732-1740, 1742-1744, 1746, 1748-1823, 1825. Marriages, (Jan.-Dec.) 1824.||BRITISH |
1655592 Item 2
|Marriages, May-Dec. 1824. Burials, baptisms, 1824, 1840-1843, 1845. Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1826-1839. Baptisms, 1846-1879.||BRITISH |
1655593 Item 1
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images (coverage may vary)
- 1671-1900 England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900 at FamilySearch - How to Use this Collection; index (dates may vary by parish)
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:
Civil Registration Districts
- Great Boughton (1837-69)
Poor Law Unions
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
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- Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 121–126
- Hubbard, Edward (1991), The Work of John Douglas, London: The Victorian Society, pp. 184, 256, ISBN 0 901657 16 6
- Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, p. 123, ISBN 0 907768 18 0
Chester St Peter on GENUKI
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 576-586. Date accessed: 18 March 2019.