Chester Cathedral Church Precinct, Cheshire Genealogy

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Ecclesiastical parishes originated in the Medieval period, when the tithe or teind (a proportion of the annual produce or income) was paid by the parish inhabitants to support the Church.<ref>Wilson, John Marius, ''[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=834610 Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales]'' (1870-72). Adapted 15 February 2013</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Wilson, John Marius, ''[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/types/type_page.jsp?unit_type=ECC_PAR Imperial Gazetteer of England]'' (1871-72) adapted 15 March 2013</ref>  
 
Ecclesiastical parishes originated in the Medieval period, when the tithe or teind (a proportion of the annual produce or income) was paid by the parish inhabitants to support the Church.<ref>Wilson, John Marius, ''[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=834610 Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales]'' (1870-72). Adapted 15 February 2013</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Wilson, John Marius, ''[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/types/type_page.jsp?unit_type=ECC_PAR Imperial Gazetteer of England]'' (1871-72) adapted 15 March 2013</ref>  
  
The city comprises the parishes of'''St. Bridget '''(see also St Martin); '''St. John the Baptist (see also Bought St Paul's)''', '''Little St. John''', extra-parochial;'''St. Martin; St. Michael; St. Olave'''; and '''St. Peter'''; part of the parishes of '''St. Mary on the Hill''', '''St. Oswald''', and the '''Holy Trinity'''; and the '''precinct of the Cathedral Close (St&nbsp;Werburgh)'''. The parish of St. Bridget's is a rectory united with that of St Martin's.&nbsp;'''St. Oswald's is a discharged vicarage, joined with the chapelry of Churton-Heath (annexed and which see).&nbsp;''' An additional church, dedicated to '''St. Paul,''' has been erected at '''Boughton'''. In '''New Town''', likewise, is a church, dedicated to '''Christ [Church]''', built in '''1835.''' There are places of worship for'''Baptists''', the '''Society of Friends''', the '''Connexion of the Countess of Huntingdon, Independents, Welsh '''and '''Wesleyan Methodists''', '''New Connexion '''of '''Methodists''', '''Sandemanians, Unitarians''', and '''Roman Catholics'''.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., '', [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50871 A Topographical Dictionary of England] (1848), pp. 76-586. Adapted. Date accessed: 22 April 2013.</ref>  
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The parish of [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/604173 St Mary (formerly St Werburgh) Cathedral] in the City of Chester was comprised of the following pre-1875 ecclesiastical churches, chapelries and district chapels:city is (or was up until approximately 1880) comprised of the following places of worship
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<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50871 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 76-586. Adapted. Date accessed: 22 April 2013.</ref>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bauthor_id%3A241509 St Bridget (see also St Martin) - 1560]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bauthor_id%3A440821 St John the Baptist - 1559] (also see Boughton St Paul's)
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*Little St John (extra-parochial) - part of (see) The Cathedral
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bauthor_id%3A440818 St Martin - 1600]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bauthor_id%3A440811 St Michael - 1581]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bauthor_id%3A440810 St Olave - 1599]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bauthor_id%3A444744 St Peter - 1588]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bauthor_id%3A241509 St Mary on the Hill (part) - 1547]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bauthor_id%3A440809 St Oswald (part) - 1581]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bauthor_id%3A241512 Holy Trinity - 1599]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/604173 Precinct of the Cathedral Close - 1687] (St Werburgh)
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bauthor_id%3A413952 Boughton St Paul - 1838]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bauthor_id%3A411680 Churton-Heath Chapelry - (part of St Oswald's) - 1838]<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/544558 Lache-with-Saltney - 1873]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bauthor_id%3A411680 New Town Christ Church - 1838]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/816532 Upton Chapelry - 1853]
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There were places of worship for the following Nonconformist denominations:
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*Baptists - by 1847
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bplace%3A%22England,%20Cheshire,%20Chester%22&subjectsOpen=346710-50 Calvinistic Methodist - 1805]
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*Connexion of the Countess of Huntingdon
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/172623 Independents (Congregational) - 1772]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bplace%3A%22England,%20Cheshire,%20Chester%22&subjectsOpen=346710-100 New Connexion Methodists - 1825] (Primitive Meth.)<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/172638 Presbyterians - 1651]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bplace%3A%22England,%20Cheshire,%20Chester%22&subjectsOpen=346710-50 Roman Catholics - 1794]
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*Sandemanians -
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*Society of Friends
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Bplace%3A%22England,%20Cheshire,%20Chester%22&subjectsOpen=346710-50 Welsh Methodists - 1900]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/172666 Wesleyan Methodists - 1806]
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*Unitarians -&nbsp;
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the parishes of'''St. Bridget '''(see also St Martin); '''St. John the Baptist (see also Bought St Paul's)''', '''Little St. John''', extra-parochial;'''St. Martin; St. Michael; St. Olave'''; and '''St. Peter'''; part of the parishes of '''St. Mary on the Hill''', '''St. Oswald''', and the '''Holy Trinity'''; and the '''precinct of the Cathedral Close (St&nbsp;Werburgh)'''. The parish of St. Bridget's is a rectory united with that of St Martin's.&nbsp;'''St. Oswald's is a discharged vicarage, joined with the chapelry of Churton-Heath (annexed and which see).&nbsp;''' An additional church, dedicated to '''St. Paul,''' has been erected at '''Boughton'''. In '''New Town''', likewise, is a church, dedicated to '''Christ [Church]''', built in '''1835.''' There are places of worship for'''Baptists''', the '''Society of Friends''', the '''Connexion of the Countess of Huntingdon, Independents, Welsh '''and '''Wesleyan Methodists''', '''New Connexion '''of '''Methodists''', '''Sandemanians, Unitarians''', and '''Roman Catholics'''.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., '', [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50871 A Topographical Dictionary of England] (1848), pp. 76-586. Adapted. Date accessed: 22 April 2013.</ref>  
  
 
For fuller list of all pre-1875 Chester City parishes serving within the parish boundary, see [[A Comprehensive List of Chester Chapels and District Chapelries]] (above).<br>
 
For fuller list of all pre-1875 Chester City parishes serving within the parish boundary, see [[A Comprehensive List of Chester Chapels and District Chapelries]] (above).<br>

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Parish History

CHESTER CATHEDRAL (St Werbugh) church is an ecclesiastical parish, 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.

Ecclesiastical parishes originated in the Medieval period, when the tithe or teind (a proportion of the annual produce or income) was paid by the parish inhabitants to support the Church.[1] [2]

The parish of St Mary (formerly St Werburgh) Cathedral in the City of Chester was comprised of the following pre-1875 ecclesiastical churches, chapelries and district chapels:city is (or was up until approximately 1880) comprised of the following places of worship

[3]

There were places of worship for the following Nonconformist denominations:


the parishes ofSt. Bridget (see also St Martin); St. John the Baptist (see also Bought St Paul's), Little St. John, extra-parochial;St. Martin; St. Michael; St. Olave; and St. Peter; part of the parishes of St. Mary on the Hill, St. Oswald, and the Holy Trinity; and the precinct of the Cathedral Close (St Werburgh). The parish of St. Bridget's is a rectory united with that of St Martin's. St. Oswald's is a discharged vicarage, joined with the chapelry of Churton-Heath (annexed and which see).  An additional church, dedicated to St. Paul, has been erected at Boughton. In New Town, likewise, is a church, dedicated to Christ [Church], built in 1835. There are places of worship forBaptists, the Society of Friends, the Connexion of the Countess of Huntingdon, Independents, Welsh and Wesleyan Methodists, New Connexion of Methodists, Sandemanians, Unitarians, and Roman Catholics.[4]

For fuller list of all pre-1875 Chester City parishes serving within the parish boundary, see A Comprehensive List of Chester Chapels and District Chapelries (above).

Resources

Civil Registration

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 a nd death indexes available:

 Church records

Chester Cathedral Church Precinct 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 Cathedral Church Precinct St Mary (1687) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1688-1911
  NONE
1588-1754
  NONE

  NONE
FS BT'S
  NONE

  NONE

  NONE

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.

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Non Conformist Churches

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241255.



Poor Law Unions

Chester Poor Law Union

Probate records

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.

Web sites

References

  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Adapted 15 February 2013
  2. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England (1871-72) adapted 15 March 2013
  3. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 76-586. Adapted. Date accessed: 22 April 2013.
  4. Lewis, Samuel A., , A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 76-586. Adapted. Date accessed: 22 April 2013.

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