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A description of Chester in 1870 - a city and two sub-districts in Great Boughton district, Cheshire; and a diocese in Cheshire and part of Lancashire. The city stands on the river Dee and on the Via Devana, 5 miles SE of the head of the Dee's estuary, and 16, through Birkenhead, SSE of Liverpool.
The places of worship within the city, in 1851, were 15 of the Church of England; one of the parishes St. Mary on the Hill.
An ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Claverton, Little Mollington, Marlston cum Lache, Moston (near Chester), Upton by Chester and part of the city of Chester. The original church was closed in 1887 and replaced by St. Mary without the Walls in Overleigh Road.
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 241255. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
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Chester St Mary on the Hill, Cheshire parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|CHESTER ST MARY PARISH Online Records|
| FS PR's
| FS BT's
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 1628–1984, Marriages 1630–1975 and Burials 1628–1854 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office. Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers for St. Mary's Church, Chester, 1628-1953 Cheshire Record Office call no.: P 20/1/1-4, P 20/2/1-8, P 20/3/1-24, P 20/4/1-4.
|Parish Registers: St. Mary's Church, Chester||Film|
| Baptisms, 1628-1701; marriages, 1630-1700; burials, 1628-1706. Baptisms, 1701-1740; burials, 1706-1740; marriages, 1700-1740. Baptisms, 1740-1782; burials, 1740-1744.
|| 2045839 |
| Burials, 1744-1782; marriages, 1741-1754. Baptisms, 1776-1812; burials, 1782-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1836.
|| 2045840 |
| Baptisms, 1836-1922. Marriages, 1754-1766.
|| 2045841 |
| Marriages, 1766-1772, 1789-1805, 1772-1789, 1805-1822.
|| 2045842 |
| Marriages, 1822-1849.
|| 2045843 |
| Marriages, 1849-1866.
|| 2045844 |
| Marriages, 1866-1888.
|| 2045845 |
| Marriages, 1889-1921. Burials, 1813-1854. Memorial inscriptions within Church, ca. 1500-ca. 1900 (Some Latin.).
|| 2045846 |
| Marriages, 1921-1953.
|| 2262873 Items 2 - 5|
Bishop's transcripts for St. Mary's-on-the-Hill Church, Chester, 1601-1894
Bishop's Trancripts Cheshire Record Office reference :EDB 56
|Bishop's Transcript: St. Mary's-on-the-Hill Church, Chester,||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1601, 1604-1605, 1616, 1622, 1624-1625, 1627, 1630-1631, 1663-1664, 1666, 1668-1675, 1677-1795, 1798, 1800, 1802-1817. Baptisms, 1818. Marriages, Jan-Apr 1818.||BRITISH 1655535 Item 2|
|Baptisms, 1819-1838. Marriages, Mar 1818-May 1838. Burials, 1818-1837.||BRITISH 1655536|
|Baptisms, 1839-1856, 1860. Marriages, May-December- Feb 1856. Burials, 1838-1854.||BRITISH 1655537|
|Baptisms, 1857-1872. Marriages, Feb 1856- Nov 1872.||BRITISH 1655538|
|Baptisms, 1873-1894. Marriages, Nov 1872-1873.||1655539 Item 1|
Non Conformist Churches
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
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.
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