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History

Hawarden forms part of the Deeside conurbation on the English border.


"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. For more information see Hawarden, Flintshire at genuki.org.uk

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

Hawarden is located near to Ewloe, Mancot and Broughton.

Administration

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

Census

1841 FHL BRITISH Film 464324
1851 p. 696-714, 735 FHL BRITISH Film 87164
1861 FHL BRITISH Film 543003
1871 RG 10/3733-3734 FHL BRITISH Film 842131
1871 RG 10/3735-3738 FHL BRITISH Film 842132
1881 FHL BRITISH Film 1341853
1891 RG 12/2869 (4 fiches) FHL BRITISH Fiche 6097979
1891 RG 12/2870 (4 fiches) FHL BRITISH Fiche 6097980
1841 FHL BRITISH Film 464324
1851 p. 696-714, 735 FHL BRITISH Film 87164
1861 FHL BRITISH Film 543003
1871 RG 10/3733-3734 FHL BRITISH Film 842131
1871 RG 10/3735-3738 FHL BRITISH Film 842132
1881 FHL BRITISH Film 1341853
1891 RG 12/2869 (4 fiches) FHL BRITISH Fiche 6097979
1891 RG 12/2870 (4 fiches) FHL BRITISH Fiche 6097980

Index for the Census may be searched at FamilySearch Historical Records

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