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Guide to '''Upton by Birkenhead, 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.  
 
Guide to '''Upton by Birkenhead, 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.  
  
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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
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"..though now only a small village, Upton was formerly considered the metropolis of the lower mediety of Wirral, and had two annual fairs of considerable importance, and also a weekly market that was discontinued in 1620, the village having been recently almost entirely rebuilt, contains several good houses, among which may be particularly mentioned Upton Hall..." <br>A major contributor to the village was William Inman, owner of the Inman Line, who donated money for the construction of St. Mary's Church. Inman resided at Upton Manor, within the grounds of Upton Park.  
 
"..though now only a small village, Upton was formerly considered the metropolis of the lower mediety of Wirral, and had two annual fairs of considerable importance, and also a weekly market that was discontinued in 1620, the village having been recently almost entirely rebuilt, contains several good houses, among which may be particularly mentioned Upton Hall..." <br>A major contributor to the village was William Inman, owner of the Inman Line, who donated money for the construction of St. Mary's Church. Inman resided at Upton Manor, within the grounds of Upton Park.  
  
St. Mary's Church is Upton's Church of England parish church and was consecrated on 28 April 1868. It replaced earlier church on the site.
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St. Mary's Church is Upton's Church of England parish church and was consecrated on 28 April 1868. It replaced earlier church on the site.  
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{{British Census|241254}}  
 
{{British Census|241254}}  
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Upton by Birkenhead&nbsp; parish registers&nbsp;of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:  
 
Upton by Birkenhead&nbsp; parish registers&nbsp;of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:  
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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. <br>
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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.
  
 
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection  
 
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An index of these Bishop's Transcripts is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records  
 
An index of these Bishop's Transcripts is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records  
  
===== Non Conformist Churches  =====
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==== Non Conformist Churches  ====
Church records of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Upton Microfilm copy of originals at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England.Cheshire Record Office call no.: ERC 28/5473/1.<br>Mostly Latin. Baptisms, 1914-1940. Vault BRITISH Film 2197776 Item 2 <br>
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An index for these records is available online at FamilySearch Historical records [[England Cheshire Nonconformist Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Latin name searches for given names are necessary. FamilySearch privacy policy may apply to this index for 100 years after Baptism.<br>  
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Church records of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Upton Microfilm copy of originals at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England.Cheshire Record Office call no.: ERC 28/5473/1.<br>Mostly Latin. Baptisms, 1914-1940. Vault BRITISH Film 2197776 Item 2 
  
[[Image:St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Upton Merseyside31.jpg|thumb|center]]
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An index for these records is available online at FamilySearch Historical records [[England Cheshire Nonconformist Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Latin name searches for given names are necessary. FamilySearch privacy policy may apply to this index for 100 years after Baptism.
==== Civil Registration  ====
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[[Image:St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Upton Merseyside31.jpg|thumb|center|St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Upton Merseyside31.jpg]]  
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=== Civil Registration  ===
  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage a nd death indexes available:  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage a nd death indexes available:  
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*[http://cheshirebmd.org.uk/ Cheshire BMD]
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[[Wirral Poor Law Union, Cheshire]]  
 
[[Wirral Poor Law Union, Cheshire]]  
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Cheshire Probate Records|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.  
 
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Cheshire Probate Records|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.  
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Guide to Upton by Birkenhead, 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. Mary's Church, Upton Merseyside.jpg

Contents

Parish History

UPTON, is a village and a parish in Wirrall district, Cheshire. The village stands 4 miles West of Birkenhead it has a railway station; and has a post-office under Birkenhead. The parish is sometimes called Over-church.[1]

Upton St Mary by Birkenhead is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Upton is a village on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England, situated close to Birkenhead. The village of Overchurch is located to the north of Upton and is contiguous with the suburban area.

Upton was originally settled as a farming community, during the Anglo-Saxon period. In Norman times, Upton was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Optone and was written as being in the possession of William Mallbank.[3] Upton was the primary economic centre of northern Wirral until the industrial development of Birkenhead during the mid-19th century.

In 1847, William Williams Mortimer said of Upton in his History of the Hundred of Wirral:

"..though now only a small village, Upton was formerly considered the metropolis of the lower mediety of Wirral, and had two annual fairs of considerable importance, and also a weekly market that was discontinued in 1620, the village having been recently almost entirely rebuilt, contains several good houses, among which may be particularly mentioned Upton Hall..."
A major contributor to the village was William Inman, owner of the Inman Line, who donated money for the construction of St. Mary's Church. Inman resided at Upton Manor, within the grounds of Upton Park.

St. Mary's Church is Upton's Church of England parish church and was consecrated on 28 April 1868. It replaced earlier church on the site.

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 241254.

Church records

Upton by Birkenhead  parish 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
Upton by Birkenhead Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1760-1812
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1755-1934
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1759-1939
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FS BT'S 1671-1892
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1671-1838
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1668-1872
  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.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Parish registers for Upton, near Birkenhead  Microfilm copy of originals at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England.Upton parish is also known as Overchurch.
Cheshire Record Office call no.: P155/1, 2/1-2, 3/1-5, 4.

Early registers (baptisms, marriages, burials, 1755-1812). Baptisms, 1813-1936. Marriages, 1814-1920. FHL BRITISH Film 2105378 Items 11 - 15
Marriages, 1921-1941. Burials, 1813-1937. FHL BRITISH Film 2105391 Items 1 - 4
An index for this parish is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records

Bishop's transcripts for Upton Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1714, 1716, 1719-1724, 1711, 1702, 1701, 1700, 1699, 1694, 1691, 1684, 1682, [no date], 1680, 1676, 1667-1672, 1671-1672, 1675, 1674, 1656, 1634-1635, 1625, 1624, 1623, 1622, 1621, 1620, 1619, 1618, 1617, 1615, 1613, 1610, 1609, 1600, 1736, [no date], 1741, [no date], 1735, 1734, 1731-1733, 1730, 1813-1814, 1812, 1811, 1729, 1728, 1727, 1726, 1737, 1762-1764, 1759, [1753?], 1756, [no date], 1754, 1753, 1752, 1750, 1749, 1746-1747, 1744, [no date], 1775, 1773-1778, 1770-1772, 1768-1769, 1765-1767, 1776, 1799-1811, 1799-1800, 1794-1799, 1791-1793, 1787-1789, 1785-1787, 1783-1785, 1778-1781, 1825-1826, baptisms, 1826-1831, burials, 1826-1831, marriages, 1826-1830, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1831, 1833-1834, baptisms, 1835, marriages, 1838, baptisms, 1837-1838, baptisms, burials, 1836, baptisms, 1868-1870, 1851, 1845-1849, 1868-1871, burials, 1869-1870, baptisms, 1871, burials,1870-1872, baptisms, 1873-1892. FHL BRITISH Film 1751485 Item 2

An index of these Bishop's Transcripts is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records

Non Conformist Churches

Church records of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Upton Microfilm copy of originals at the Cheshire Record Office in Chester, England.Cheshire Record Office call no.: ERC 28/5473/1.
Mostly Latin. Baptisms, 1914-1940. Vault BRITISH Film 2197776 Item 2

An index for these records is available online at FamilySearch Historical records England Cheshire Nonconformist Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records) Latin name searches for given names are necessary. FamilySearch privacy policy may apply to this index for 100 years after Baptism.

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Upton Merseyside31.jpg

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:

Registration Districts

  • Wirral (1837-1933)

Poor Law Unions

Wirral 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) Adapted 12 April 2013
Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.