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Whitford, Flintshire, Wales Genealogy

Whitford (Welsh: Chwitffordd) is a village, community and ecclesiastical parish in Flintshire, Wales.

Before 1974 the village was in the historic county of Flintshire and, between 1974 and 1996 in the County of Clwyd. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of Flintshire.


"WHITFORD, a parish in the Holywell division of the hundred of Coleshill county of Flint, 3 miles (N.W. by W.) from Holywell, containing 3333 inhabitants. This parish rises for the most part gradually form the shore of the wide aestuary of the Dee, by which it is bounded on the east nad north-east, into hills of considerable elevation; it comprises an extent of nearly eight thousand acres of land." (A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis)

For more information on Whitford see:

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


Years County
before 31 March 1974 Flintshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
from 1 April 1996 Flintshire


Civil Registration

Church Records

Census Records

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Probate Records

Poor Law Union Records

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