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CHESTER, 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 them was St. Oswald.
Chester St Oswald Queen Street. is an ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Bache, Blacon cum Crabwall (part), Churton Heath, Croughton, Great Boughton, Huntington, Iddinshall, Lea Newbold, Newton by Chester, Saighton, Upton by Chester (part), Wervin, and part of the city of Chester. Closed in 1881 and replaced as the parish church by St.Thomas of Canterbury, Parkgate Street.
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 ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) 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.
Chester St Oswald parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
| FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
| FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|Chester St Oswald 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.
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers for St. Oswald's Church, Chester, 1581-1969
|Parish Registers: St. Oswald's Church, Chester Cheshire Record Office call no.: P29/1/1-6, P29/2/1-8, P29/3/1-23, P29/16/1-3, P29/4/1-5.||Film|
| Baptisms, 1580-1668; burials, 1583-1668; marriages, 1581-1627, 1635-1668. Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1668-1686. Baptisms, 1686-1717; marriages, 1686-1720; burials, 1686-1690.
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| Burials, 1690-1720; baptisms, 1718-1720. Baptisms, burials, 1720-1761; marriages, 1720-1755. Baptisms, burials, 1762-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1838.
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| Baptisms, 1838-1884, 1872-1882, 1884-1945 (Entries before 1882 relate to the the "old" parish church. From 1882 is for the new Parish Church of St. Thomas.). Marriages, 1754-1770.
|| 2068354 |
| Marriages, 1770-1824 (Includes banns, 1778-1812).
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| Marriages, 1824-1855.
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| Marriages, 1855-1872.
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| Marriages, 1872-1918.
|| 2068520 |
| Marriages, 1918-1969. Banns of marriages, 1856-1871, 1887-1899. Burials, 1813-1833.
|| 2068521 |
| Burials, 1833-1854.
|| 2068522 Items 1 - 4|
Bishop's transcripts for St. Oswald's Church, Chester, 1603-1838 Cheshire Record Office: EDB 59
|Bishops Transcripts: St. Oswald's Church, Chester||Film|
| aptisms, marriages, burials 1603-1604, [no date], 1608-1619, 1622-1624.
|| 1655539 Item 4|
| Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1624-1625, 1636-1642, 1666-1686, 1690, 1693-1730, 1732-1770, 1772-1773, 1771-1772, 1774-1776, 1773-1774, 1776-1786, 1784-1785, 1786-1817, baptisms, 1818, marriages, (January-July) 1818.
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| Marriages, (July-December) 1818, burials, 1818, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1819-1821, baptisms, 1822-1824, marriages, 1822-1824, burials, 1822-1824, baptisms, 1824-1825, marriages, 1824-1825, burials, 1824-1825, baptisms, 1825-1826, burials, 1825, 1828, 1825-1826, marriages, 1825-1826, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1827-1834, baptisms, 1835-1836, marriages, 1835-1836, burials, 1835-1836, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1837, baptisms, burials, 1838.
|| 1655592 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:
- Great Boughton (1837-69)
- Chester (1870-1998)
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.
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