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BLACON, with Crab-wall, a township, in the parish of Holy Trinity, Chester, union of Great Boughton, Higher division of the hundred of Wirrall, S. division of the county of Chester, 2 miles (W. N. W.) from Chester. The manor appears to have been in the Mainwaring family at the time of the Domesday survey.
Chester, Holy Trinity , Watergate Street is an an ancient parish church, also serving part of the township of Blacon cum Crabwall.
Replaced 1960 by Holy Trinity-without-the Walls in Norris Road, Blacon
The Guildhall, formerly Holy Trinity Church, is a redundant church in Watergate in the city of Chester, Cheshire, England . It is a Grade II listed building. In the early 1960s it was converted into the Guildhall.
The original building, which had a north aisle, probably dated from the 14th century. The east end and south side were rebuilt in 1680. This church had a spire which was rebuilt in the 1770s but in 1811 was taken down for reasons of safety. The present church was built between 1865 and 1869 to a design by James Harrison. He died before it was finished and the church was completed by the firm of Kelly and Edwards of Chester.
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 241256. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
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- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Chester Holy Trintiy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|Chester Holy Trinity Parish Online Records|
Registers of Baptisms 1656–1925, Marriages 1654–1939 and Burials 1656–1854 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.
Bishop's transcripts Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 52.
| Content Bishop's Transcripts
| Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1637
|| FHL BRITISH Film 1894521 Item 7|
| Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1599-1601, 1604, 1610-1611, 1663, 1614, 1619, 1616-1618, 1622-1623, 1625, [no date], 1627-1635, 1639, 1641, 1660, 1664, 1667-1677, 1679-1685, 1690, 1695-1696, 1700-1711, [no date], 1714-1721, 1723-1813, 1815-1816, baptisms, 1817-1824, marriages, 1817-1824, burials, 1817-1824, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1825-1829, 1834, baptisms, 1836-1839, marriages, 1836-1839, burials, 1836-1839, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1840-1843, baptisms, marriage, 1844
|| FHL BRITISH Film 1655478 Item 2|
Marriages, burials, 1844, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1845-1854, baptisms, 1855-1893
| FHL BRITISH Film 1655479 Item 1|
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)
- Chester (1870–1998)
- Cheshire West (post 1998)
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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England Jurisdictions 1851
Vision of Britain
Hubbard, Edward (1991). The Work of John Douglas. London: The Victorian Society. p. 131. ISBN 0 901657 16 6.
Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) , The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 150–151, ISBN 0 300 09588 0
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