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CHESTER, is 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 miles, through Birkenhead, SSE of Liverpool. The places of worship within the city, in 1851, were 15 of the Church of England; one of them is St. Paul.
Chester, St. Paul, Boughton Lane. Founded 1838 as a chapel to St John the Baptist, becoming a parish church in 1846 covering parts of the city centre and Great Boughton. In 1879 the parish was extended to include Spital Boughton.
The parish became known as St Paul's Boughton.
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 Paul 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|
|Chester St Paul Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| NONE
|FS BT'S|| 1853-1879
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
Parish registers for St. Paul's Church, Chester, 1838-1947
St. Paul's Church is located in Boughton district of Chester.Cheshire Record Office reference: P162/1/1-6, P162/2/1-4, P162/5964/1, 4.
An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online at FamilySearch Historic Records
|Parish registers Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 1838-1919. Marriages, 1874-Feb. 1891||BRITISH 2186912|
|Marriages, Nov. 1890-1934||BRITISH 2186913 Items 1 - 4|
|Baptisms, 1919-1933||BRITISH 2262740 Item 13|
|Marriages, 1934-1947.||BRITISH 2262741 Item 1|
Bishop's Transcripts Cheshire Record Office, Chester.Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 60
Bishop's transcripts for St. Paul's Church, Chester, 1838-1867
An index for Cheshire, Church of England, bishop’s transcripts is available online at FamilySearch Historic Records
|Bishop's Transcript Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 1838-1867||BRITISH 1647368 Item 4|
|Baptisms, 1867-1871||BRITISH 1647369 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)
- Cheshire West (post1998)
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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Thacker, A. T.; Lewis, C. P. (eds.) (2005), Churches and religious bodies: Modern parish churches, A History of the County of Chester: Volume 5 part 2: The City of Chester: Culture, Buildings, Institutions, Victoria County History, pp. 159–162, ISBN 9781904356035
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