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Guide to Grappenhall, Cheshire family history and genealogy: parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
GRAPPENHALL, is a township and a parish in the district of Warrington and county of Chester. The township lies on the Bridgewater canal, near the North-western railway and the river Mersey, it is 2¾ miles SE by S of Warrington; and has a post office under Warrington. The parish includes also the township of Latchford. There two dissenting chapels.
Grappenhall St Wilfrid was an ancient parish, originally serving the townships of Grappenhall and Latchford. The church is Norman in origin, built probably in the earlier part of the 12th century.
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 241234. 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.
Grappenhall St Wilfrid parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|Grappenhall St Wilfrid Parish (1574) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1601-1909
|FS BT'S|| 1617-1890
The following records of Grappenhall are deposited at the Cheshire Record Office:
- Parish registers, 1574-1942. CRO call number: P 21.
- Bishop's transcripts, 1596-1890 CRO call number: EDB 96.
This parish is included online in Cheshire parishes at FamilySearch Historical Records(formerly Record Search).
|Parish registers Contents||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, burials, 1574-1762. Marriages, 1574-1754.||2069045 Items 6 - 9|
|Baptisms and burials, 1762-1800. Baptisms, 1788-1942. Marriages, 1762-January 1850.||2069046|
|Marriages, January 1850-1942. Burials, 1788-1812.||2069047 Items 1 - 9|
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.
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:
- Runcorn (1837–45)
- Warrington (1845–96)
- Runcorn (1896–1974)
- Warrington (1974+)
Poor Law Unions
Grappenhall has been included in the following Poor Law Unions from 1834:
- Runcorn (1837–45)
- Warrington Poor Law Union, Lancashire (1845–96)
- Runcorn (1896–1930).
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- ↑ Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date accessed: 5 March 2013
- ↑ 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.
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any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.
Salter, Mark (1995), The Old Parish Churches of Cheshire, Malvern: Folly Publications, p. 39, ISBN 1871731232
Richards, Raymond (1947), Old Cheshire Churches, London: Batsford, pp. 167–170
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