Egremont, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Egremont, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy:  parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Egremont, Cheshire
Type Hamlet in Liscard
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wirrall
County Cheshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Wirral
Registration District Wirrall
Records begin
Parish registers: 1833
Bishop's Transcripts: 1833
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Parish Wallasey
Rural Deanery Wirral
Diocese Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
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]

LISCARD, a township, in the parish of Wallasey, union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Wirrall, S. division of the county of Chester, 3 miles (N. by W.) from Birkenhead. The hamlet of Egremont is also in the township. A church, dedicated to St. John, and in the Grecian style of architecture, was erected at Egremont in 1833. There are places of worship for Independents and Primitive Methodists; and a Roman Catholic chapel (St. Alban's), built in 1842. [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]

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

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
Egremont St John Parish (1884) Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1881-1901

FS PR's 1865-1909  NONE 1907-1934  NONE  NONE  NONE

Egremont St John Otherwise Liscard, Church Street created a parish in 1884 from Wallasey and seacombe.

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

Parish registers for St. John's Church, Liscard, 1834-1952 Cheshire Record Office no.: P79/1-3, P79/4707/1-3, 6-7, 10-11; P79/2/3-4.

Parish Registers: Egremont, St John's
Baptisms, 1881-1901. Marriages, 1895-1907. Banns, 1834-1883.
1655857 Items 4 - 6
Baptisms, 1900-1949.
2298980 Items 7 - 10
Marriages, 1907-Nov. 1940.
Marriages, Nov. 1940-1950. Banns of marriages, 1906-1913, 1933-1952.
2299010 Items 1 - 3

St. Columba's Church was a chapel of ease in Egremont, St. John's, Liscard. Liscard was a chapelry in Wallasey parish.

Parish registers of St. Columba, Egremont, 1904-1966 Cheshire Record Office call nos.: P212/1, P212/2/1-4.

Parish Registers: Egremont, St Columba
Baptisms, 1904-1948. Marriages, 1922-1966.
2262947 Items 2 - 6
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Not known

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 (1837-1861)
  • Birkenhead (1861-1912)

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.

See also England, Cheshire Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Websites[edit | edit source]

Egremont (see Liscard) on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 150-154.Date accessed: 17 January 2014.
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.