A guide to genealogy in Bettisfield, with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; etc.
The village takes it's name from Beda's Field but the identity of Beda remains unknown.
It was part of the Maelor Saesneg (the English-speaking Maelor) in the hundred of Maelor.
|until 1284||Powys Fadog|
|before 31 March 1974||Flintshire (detached)|
|1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996||County of Clwyd|
|from 1 April 1996,||Wrexham|
No parish registers or Bishop's Transcripts have been deposited for Bettisfield.
Births, marriages and deaths in Bettisfield are recorded in the GRO indexes as:
|1 Jul 1837 - 31 Sep 1935||Hanmer||Ellesmere|| XVIII (1837-1851)|
|1 Oct 1935 - 31 Dec 1953||Overton|| 11b (1935-1946)|
|1 Jan 1954 - 1954||Maelor||8A (1954-1974)|
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.
Poor Law Union
Bettisfield became part of the Ellesmere Union when it was created on 14 November 1836. The workhouse was built in Haughton, Ellesmere. The records for the Ellesmere Union are held at Shropshire Record Office in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.