Tranmere, Cheshire Genealogy

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To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.  
 
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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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&nbsp;Here is a list of Tranmere parish registers on microfilm at the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City.
  
Parish registers for St. Catherine's Church, Tranmere Microfilm copy of original record in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England.St. Catherine's is one of two chapelries in the township of Tranmere, in the parish of Bebington.<br>Cheshire Record Office no.: P157/1/1-4, P157/2/1-3, P157/4382/1-5, P157/4794/3-4, P157/6017/5.  
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St Paul's Parish registers: Cheshire Record Office no.: P93/1/1-6, P93/2/1-5, P93/3, P93/4210/3-4.<br>
  
Baptisms, 1831-1889. FHL BRITISH Film 1656604 Items 4 - 6 <br>Baptisms, 1889-1910. Marriages, 1845-1904. FHL BRITISH Film 1656605 Items 1 - 5 <br>Baptisms, 1910-1932. Marriages, 1904-1932. FHL BRITISH Film 2197439 Items 2 - 6 <br>Marriages, 1932-1953. FHL BRITISH Film 2262739 Items 1 - 3 <br>An index for this parish can be found at FamilySearch Historical Records
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St Luke's Parish registers: Cheshire Record Office call nos.: P94/1/1-7, P94/2/1-3, P94/3/1.
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St Catherine's Chapelry in the parish of Bebington registers: Cheshire Record Office no.: P157/1/1-4, P157/2/1-3, P157/4382/1-5, P157/4794/3-4, P157/6017/5.<br>
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| Marriages, 1932-1953.<br>
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St Paul's Bishop's transcripts: Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 206<br>
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| Bishop's transcripts for St. Paul's Church, Tranmere, 1858-1884
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St Luke's Bishop's transcripts: Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 132<br>
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Wesleyan Methodist Church records: Cheshire Record Office: EMS 133/1/1<br>
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Walker Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel church records:&nbsp; Cheshire Record Office: EMS 140/1/1-3.<br>
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| Church records for the Walker Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Higher Tranmere, 1855-1953
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Church records for the Old Chester Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Lower Tranmere: Cheshire Record Office: EMS 133/1/1-2, 5<br>
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| Church records for the Old Chester Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Lower Tranmere, 1857-1953
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Church records for the Mt. Tabor Primitive Methodist Church: Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EMS 138/6/1-3.<br>
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Guide to Tranmere, 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.

St. Catherine's Church, Tranmere Cheshire.jpg

Contents

Parish History

TRANMERE, is a township and two chapelries in Bebington parish,The township lies on the Mersey, and on the Birkenhead and Chester railway, around Rock-Ferry railway station, from 2 to 3 miles S of Birkenhead; and has post-offices of Higher T. and Lower T. under Birkenhead. The chapelries are St. Catherine and St. Paul; and were constituted in 1842 and 1856. St. Catherine church which was built in 1831; St. Paul's church was built in 1856. A  Scotch church, is in New Chester-road. A Wesleyan chapel, was built in 1862; and there are four other Methodist chapels, an Independent chapel, a Roman Catholic chapel.[1]

Tranmere St Catherine is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1842 from chapelry in  Nether Bebington, Cheshire Ancient Parish.

Tranmere is a suburb of Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England. Administratively, it is also a ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. Before local government reorganisation in 1 April 1974, it was part of the County Borough of Birkenhead, within the geographical county of Cheshire.

Its name was given by Norwegian Vikings who settled and colonised Wirral in the 10th century. Tranmere in Old Norse is Trani-melr, meaning "Cranebird sandbank" or "sandbank with the Cranebirds".

Tranmere Old Hall and its estate, was situated around what is now Church Road. It was a large, gabled building constructed around 1614. According to the author Philip Sulley's The Hundred of Wirral (1889), in about 1860.

Resources

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 241253.


Church records

Trenmere St Catherine parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
Tranmere St Catherine Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1845-1909




Trenmere St Paul parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

Tranmere St Paul Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1858-1870, 1878-1893
1858-1904


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.

 Here is a list of Tranmere parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

St Paul's Parish registers: Cheshire Record Office no.: P93/1/1-6, P93/2/1-5, P93/3, P93/4210/3-4.

Parish registers of St. Paul's Church, Tranmere, 1858-1949
Film
Baptisms, 1858-1877.
1656605 Item 6
Baptisms, 1878-1909. Marriages, 1858-1894.

1656718
Marriages, 1894-1903. Banns, 1858-1883.

1656719 Items 1 - 2
Baptisms, 1910-1934. Marriages, 1903-Dec. 1947.

2197438 Items 2 - 8
Marriages, Dec. 1947-1949.

2197439 Item 1

St Luke's Parish registers: Cheshire Record Office call nos.: P94/1/1-7, P94/2/1-3, P94/3/1.

Parish registers for St. Luke's Church, Lower Tranmere, 1883-1952
Film
Baptisms, 1883-Mar. 1906.
2104770 Items 13 - 14
Baptisms, Mar. 1906-1943. Marriages, Aug. 1884-1952. Marriage banns, 1883-1903.
2104771 Items 1 - 9

St Catherine's Chapelry in the parish of Bebington registers: Cheshire Record Office no.: P157/1/1-4, P157/2/1-3, P157/4382/1-5, P157/4794/3-4, P157/6017/5.

Parish registers for St. Catherine's Church, Tranmere, 1831-1953
Film
Baptisms, 1831-1889.
1656604 Items 4 - 6
Baptisms, 1889-1910. Marriages, 1845-1904.
1656605 Items 1 - 5
Baptisms, 1910-1932. Marriages, 1904-1932.
2197439 Items 2 - 6
Marriages, 1932-1953.
2262739 Items 1 - 3

St Paul's Bishop's transcripts: Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 206

Bishop's transcripts for St. Paul's Church, Tranmere, 1858-1884 Film
Baptisms, 1858-1884.
1647714 Item 5

St Luke's Bishop's transcripts: Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 132

Bishop's transcripts for St. Luke's Church, Lower Tranmere, 1883-1901 Film
Baptisms, 1883-1888, 1899, 1898, 1900-1901, 1897-1895 (filmed backwards), 1892, 1895, 1893-1894, 1892-1894, 1890-1892, 1890, 1889.
1647518 Item 4

Non Conformist Churches

Wesleyan Methodist Church records: Cheshire Record Office: EMS 133/1/1

Freehold Chapel (Lower Tranmere : Wesleyan Methodist Church records, 1857-1904
Film
Baptisms 1857-1904
1594191 Item 6

Walker Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel church records:  Cheshire Record Office: EMS 140/1/1-3.

Church records for the Walker Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Higher Tranmere, 1855-1953 Film
Baptisms, 1855-1953.
2299472 Items 1 - 3
Baptisms, 1855-1923 (another filming).
1594191 Item 5

Church records for the Old Chester Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Lower Tranmere: Cheshire Record Office: EMS 133/1/1-2, 5

Church records for the Old Chester Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Lower Tranmere, 1857-1953 Film
Baptisms, 1857-1953. Marriages, 1905-1944.
2299472 Items 8 - 10

Church records for the Mt. Tabor Primitive Methodist Church: Cheshire Record Office call nos.: EMS 138/6/1-3.

Church records for the Mt. Tabor Primitive Methodist Church, Tranmere, 1916-1955
Film
Marriages, 1916-1955
2299418 Items 13 - 15

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 and death indexes available:

Registration Districts

  • Wirral (1837-61)
  • Birkenhead (1861-98)

Poor Law Unions

Wirral Poor Law Union, Cheshire

Birkenhead Poor Law Union, Cheshire

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.

see also England Cheshire Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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). Date Accessed: 12 April 2013
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.
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