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Guide to Birkenhead St Mary, 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.
Birkenhead, St. Mary , Church Street. An ancient chapel to Bidston, Cheshire, originally serving the whole of the township of Birkenhead; closed in 1974.
BIRKENHEAD, a seaport town, a market town, and a township, and seven chapelries, in the district of Wirral, Cheshire. The town stands on the Mersey, opposite Liverpool, about a mile by water W of Liverpool, and 14 3/4 miles by railway NNW of Chester. It comprises the ancient extra parochial district or chapelry of Birkenhead, the former township of Claughton, in Bidstone, and part of that of Oxton, in Woodchurch (all of which also see). They have been incorporated with the township of Birkenhead. The place was anciently called Bircheved, Birkete, Birket-wood, and Birkenhedde.
There are upward of thirty non-established places of worship (including Claughton and Oxton). There are two Roman Catholic churches. There is also a Mariners' church. The chapelry of St. Mary was formed out of Bidstone parish.
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241253. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Birkenhead St Mary 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|
|PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|BIRKENHEAD ST MARY PARISH (1721) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1721-1909
|FS BT'S||1813-1839|| 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.
Registers of Baptisms 1721–1968, Marriages 1721–1974 and Burials 1719–1957 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office. There is also a new online archive, including monumental inscriptions and transcripts of some early registers. http://stmarysbirkenhead.blogspot.com/
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers for St. Mary's, Birkenhead, 1719-1957,Cheshire Record Office call no.: P 70/1/1-2, 2/1-10, 3/123, 4/1-2, 5/1-11.
|Parish Registers: St. Mary's, Birkenhead||Film|
| Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1719-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1884.
|| 2104042 Items 2 - 9|
| Baptisms, 1884-1946. Marriages, 1815-1851.
|| 2104175 |
| Marriages, 1851-1866.
|| 2104176 |
| Marriages, 1866-1881.
|| 2104177 |
| Marriages, 1881-1896.
|| 2104178 |
| Marriages, 1896-1920
|| 2104179 |
| Marriages, 1920-1947. Marriage banns, 1829-1845; 1874-1895. Burials, 1813-1854 .
|| 2104180 |
| Burials, 1854-1957.
|| Granite Mountain Record Vault 2104218 |
Bishop's transcripts for St. Mary's Church, Birkenhead, 1813-1839 Cheshire Record Office: EDB 28
|Bishops Transcripts: St. Mary's Church, Birkenhead||Film|
| Baptisms, 1813-1830, burials, 1813-1814, 1816-1819, 1821-1830, marriages, 1815-1817, 1819-1820, 1822-1837, burials, 1837-1838, 1834-1837, 1839, 1838, 1831-1834, 1833, 1838, 1837-1838, baptisms, 1831-1839.
|| 1647365 Item 2|
| Another filming, 1990.
|| 1656809 Item 3|
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Church of Scotland/Scottish Presbyterian
- Roman Catholic
- Welsh Baptist
- Welsh Independent
- Welsh Presbyterian
- Wesleyan Methodist
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:
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- ↑ Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) adapted 5 February 2013
- ↑ Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
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