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'''Hawarden''' (pronounced /ˈhɑrdən/ "Harden"; Welsh: '''Penarlâg''') is a village in [[Flintshire]], [[Wales]]. Hawarden forms part of the Deeside conurbation on the English border.  
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A guide to genealogy in '''Hawarden''', with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; etc.  
  
Hawarden's most famous residents are Emma, Lady Hamilton (1761–1815) and the former Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898).  
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The town of '''Hawarden''' (Welsh: '''Penarlâg''') forms part of the Deeside conurbation in the south of Flintshire, on the border with England.
  
Hawarden is located near to Ewloe, Mancot and Broughton.  
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Before 1974 the town was in the historic county of [[Flintshire Genealogy|Flintshire]] and, between 1974 and 1996 in the [[County of Clwyd]]. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of [[Flintshire Genealogy|Flintshire]].
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== History  ==
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In 1879: "'''Hawarden''' (pronounced ''Harden''), a small town, consisting of little more than one street, half-a-mile in length, pleasantly situated on an eminence. It is of great antiquity, and the remains of fortified posts around it serve to remind that it has been the scene of conflict, and bravely defended against hostile attack. Its early British name was "Pen-y-Llwch" .... i.e. the head of the swamp or lake; which accords with the tradition that the adjacent low land was formerly under water. In the record of the Norman survey, the name is written "Haordin"."[''From Black's Picturesque Guide to North Wales, 1879'']
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Hawarden is one of the "ancient parishes" of Flintshire. It originally comprised the sixteen townships of Aston, Bannel, Bretton, Broughton, Ewloe Town, Ewloe Wood, Hawarden, Mancot, Manor, Moor, Pentrobin, Rake, Saltney, Sealand and Shotton. On 12 December 1874, the new parish of Buckley was created, from the township of Ewloe Wood and parts of the townships of Ewloe Town and Pentrobin.<br>On 30 May 1921, the new parish of Shotton was created, from parts of the townships of Shotton, Aston, Sealand and Saltney. The parish of Hawarden was traditionally a "peculiar" i.e. the rector was exempt from the jurisdiction of any bishop - he held his own ecclesiastical courts, proved wills, and granted marriage licences. Confirmations were performed by invited bishops. Peculiars were abolished in 1849, and on the 30th of July 1849 the peculiar of Hawarden was attached to the diocese of St. Asaph. However, the Rector of Hawarden continued to prove wills until 1858, and he is still permitted to grant marriage licences to this day.
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As the ecclesiastic parish of Hawarden grew in numbers, '''district churches''' were built at '''Broughton'''; '''Ewloe'''; '''Pentrobin/Penymynydd'''; '''Sandicroft''' and '''Sealand'''.
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For more information on Hawarden see [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/FLN/Hawarden/index.html Genuki - Hawarden]
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Hawarden's most famous residents are Emma, Lady Hamilton (1761–1815) and the former Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898).  
  
 
== Administration  ==
 
== Administration  ==
  
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=== Census  ===
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== Records  ==
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=== Census Records ===
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{{British Census|464324}}
  
1841 FHL BRITISH Film 464324 <br>1851 p. 696-714, 735 FHL BRITISH Film 87164 <br>1861 FHL BRITISH Film 543003 <br>1871 RG 10/3733-3734 FHL BRITISH Film 842131 <br>1871 RG 10/3735-3738 FHL BRITISH Film 842132 <br>1881 FHL BRITISH Film 1341853 <br>1891 RG 12/2869 (4 fiches) FHL BRITISH Fiche 6097979 <br>1891 RG 12/2870 (4 fiches) FHL BRITISH Fiche 6097980 <br>1841 FHL BRITISH Film 464324 <br>1851 p. 696-714, 735 FHL BRITISH Film 87164 <br>1861 FHL BRITISH Film 543003 <br>1871 RG 10/3733-3734 FHL BRITISH Film 842131 <br>1871 RG 10/3735-3738 FHL BRITISH Film 842132 <br>1881 FHL BRITISH Film 1341853 <br>1891 RG 12/2869 (4 fiches) FHL BRITISH Fiche 6097979 <br>1891 RG 12/2870 (4 fiches) FHL BRITISH Fiche 6097980 <br>
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=== Church Records  ===
  
Index for the Census may be searched at FamilySearch Historical Records  
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=== Nonconformist Church Records ===
  
=== Poor Law Union  ===
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=== Poor Law Union Records ===
  
 
*[[Tarvin (previously Great Boughton) Poor Law Union, Cheshire|Great Boughton Poor Law Union]]  
 
*[[Tarvin (previously Great Boughton) Poor Law Union, Cheshire|Great Boughton Poor Law Union]]  
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*[[Hawarden Poor Law Union]]
  
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[[Category:Flintshire]] [[Category:Parishes_of_Historic_Flintshire]]

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A guide to genealogy in Hawarden, with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; etc.

The town of Hawarden (Welsh: Penarlâg) forms part of the Deeside conurbation in the south of Flintshire, on the border with England.

Before 1974 the town was in the historic county of Flintshire and, between 1974 and 1996 in the County of Clwyd. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of Flintshire.

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History

In 1879: "Hawarden (pronounced Harden), a small town, consisting of little more than one street, half-a-mile in length, pleasantly situated on an eminence. It is of great antiquity, and the remains of fortified posts around it serve to remind that it has been the scene of conflict, and bravely defended against hostile attack. Its early British name was "Pen-y-Llwch" .... i.e. the head of the swamp or lake; which accords with the tradition that the adjacent low land was formerly under water. In the record of the Norman survey, the name is written "Haordin"."[From Black's Picturesque Guide to North Wales, 1879]

Hawarden is one of the "ancient parishes" of Flintshire. It originally comprised the sixteen townships of Aston, Bannel, Bretton, Broughton, Ewloe Town, Ewloe Wood, Hawarden, Mancot, Manor, Moor, Pentrobin, Rake, Saltney, Sealand and Shotton. On 12 December 1874, the new parish of Buckley was created, from the township of Ewloe Wood and parts of the townships of Ewloe Town and Pentrobin.
On 30 May 1921, the new parish of Shotton was created, from parts of the townships of Shotton, Aston, Sealand and Saltney. The parish of Hawarden was traditionally a "peculiar" i.e. the rector was exempt from the jurisdiction of any bishop - he held his own ecclesiastical courts, proved wills, and granted marriage licences. Confirmations were performed by invited bishops. Peculiars were abolished in 1849, and on the 30th of July 1849 the peculiar of Hawarden was attached to the diocese of St. Asaph. However, the Rector of Hawarden continued to prove wills until 1858, and he is still permitted to grant marriage licences to this day.

As the ecclesiastic parish of Hawarden grew in numbers, district churches were built at Broughton; Ewloe; Pentrobin/Penymynydd; Sandicroft and Sealand.

For more information on Hawarden see Genuki - Hawarden

Hawarden's most famous residents are Emma, Lady Hamilton (1761–1815) and the former Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898).

Administration

Years County
1280 - 31 March 1974 Flintshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
from 1 April 1996 Flintshire

Records

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 464324.


Church Records

Nonconformist Church Records

Poor Law Union Records


 

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