Barrow, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Barrow, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
St Bartholomew's Church, Barrow Cheshire
|Poor Law Union||Great Boughton|
|Registration District||Great Boughton|
|Parish registers: 1572|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1596|
|Diocese||Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester|
|Probate Court||Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Cheshire (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Cheshire Record Office|
BARROW, is a parish in Great Boughton district, Cheshire; it is on a stream which goes northward to the Mersey, 3½ miles S of Dunham railway station, and 5 ENE of Chester. It includes the townships of Great Barrow and Little Barrow; and its Post Town is Tarvin, under Chester. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
Barrow St Bartholomew is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire. Other places in the parish include: Great Barrow and Little Barrow.
St Bartholomew's Church, Barrow is in the village of Great Barrow in the civil parish of Barrow, Cheshire, England
A church has been present on this site since at least the reign of Henry II when it was given by Robert de Bachepuz to the Knights Hospitallers of St John who had a preceptory here. It became a parish church during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The chancel was built in 1671 for Dean Bridgeman and the tower is dated 1744.
Barrow is a civil parish containing the villages of Great Barrow, Little Barrow and Stamford Bridge. It is situated about 4.5 mi (7 km) east-north-east of Chester, 6 mi (10 km) north-west of Tarporley, and 6 mi (10 km) south of Frodsham.
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 241237.
Barrow St Bartholomew parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|Barrow St Bartholomew Parish (1572) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1596-1909
|FS BT'S||1596-1882|| 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.
Microfilm copy of original record in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. Barrow records at the Cheshire
- Parish registers, Cheshire Record Office no.: P121/1-5, P121/6160/1-3.
- Bishop's transcripts, Cheshire Record Office no.: EDB 20.
Here is a list of Barrow parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
| Baptisms, burials, marriages, 1572-1679. Baptisms, burials, marriages, 1681-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1844. Marriages, 1755-1812. Marriages, 1813-1837. Banns, 1824-1907. Burials, 1813-1864. Burials, 1864-1921.
|| 1655852 Items 2 - 9|
| Baptisms, 1844-2001. Marriages, 1838-1868.
|| 2262784 Items 8 - 9|
| Marriages, 1868-1983. Banns, 1907-1967.
|| 2262785 Items 1 - 2|
| Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1596, 1600-1601, 1604, [2 pages, no dates], 1609-1614, 1617-1618, 1622-1625, 1627-1630, 1634-1635, 1637, [2 pages, no dates], 1667.
|| 1655366 Item 4|
| Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1667-1685, 1690, 1692-1697, 1700, 1699, 1698, 1701-1812, baptisms, burials, 1813, baptisms, marriages, burials,1814-1832, 1834, 1833, 1835-1837, baptisms, burials, 1838-1840, 1845-1847, baptisms, 1851, 1873, baptisms, 1874-1875, burials, 1874-1875, baptisms, burials, 1876-1882.
|| 1655367 Item 1|
Non Conformist Churches
- Wesleyan Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist Association.
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:
Great Boughton (1837–69)
West Cheshire (1937–74)
Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974–98)
Cheshire West (post 1998)
Poor Law Unions
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
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Barrow on GENUKI
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date accessed: 29 Jan 2013.
- 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.