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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; St. Peter was among those 15.
Chester St Peter Chester is an ancient parish church serving part of the city of Chester.
St Peter's Church, Chester is in Eastgate Street in the centre of the city of Chester, Cheshire, England, immediately to the north of Chester Cross. It is a Grade I listed building. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Chester. Its benefice is united with that of St John's, Chester.
A church is said to have been built on this site by Ethelfleda in 907. The present church dates from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, with modifications in the following three centuries. Formerly the tower had a spire which was removed and rebuilt in the 16th century, taken down in the 17th century, then rebuilt and finally removed "having been much injured by lightning" about 1780. In 1886 the church was restored by John Douglas, which included the addition of a pyramidal spire.
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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Chester St Peter 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 Peter Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| NONE
|FS BT'S|| 1797-1825
To find the names of the neighbo ring 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. Peter's Church, Chester, 1588-1958 Cheshire Record Office reference: P 63/1/1-3, P63/2/1-3, P63/3/1-5, P63/4/1-3, P63/5, P63/4658/1-3, P63/5266
An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records
|Parish register Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1588-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1956.||BRITISH 2045912|
|Marriages, 1813-1913. Banns, 1823-1904||BRITISH 2045913|
|Marriages, 1913-1958. Banns, 1904-1945||BRITISH 2262740 Items 9 - 12|
|Burials, 1813-1849||BRITISH 2045918 Item 1|
Bishop's transcripts for St. Peter's Church, Chester, 1600-1879 Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 61
An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop's Transcripts (Diocese of Chester) is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600, 1610-1611, 1613-1617, 1625-1627, 1629-1635, 1637-1640, 1663, 1666-1676, 1679-1680, 1682, 1684, 1700, 1710-1711, 1714-1717, 1719-1720, 1723-1725, 1727, 1732-1740, 1742-1744, 1746, 1748-1823, 1825. Marriages, (Jan.-Dec.) 1824.|| BRITISH |
1655592 Item 2
|Marriages, May-Dec. 1824. Burials, baptisms, 1824, 1840-1843, 1845. Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1826-1839. Baptisms, 1846-1879.|| BRITISH |
1655593 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)
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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- Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 121–126
- Hubbard, Edward (1991), The Work of John Douglas, London: The Victorian Society, pp. 184, 256, ISBN 0 901657 16 6
- Morant, Roland W. (1989), Cheshire Churches, Birkenhead: Countyvise, p. 123, ISBN 0 907768 18 0
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