Bromborough, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Bromborough, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
St Barnabas Church Bromborough
|Poor Law Union||Wirral|
|Parish registers: 1580|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1600|
|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|
Bromborough St Barnabas is an ancient parish, in the Wirral Hundred. The hamlet of Brimstage was part of the parish.
The first church on the site was built in 928 adjacent to a monastery which had been founded in 912, probably by Ethelfleda. This church was demolished in 1828 and replaced on the same site by another church.
BROMBORROW (St. Barnabas), is a parish, in the union of Wirrall, partly in the Lower, but chiefly in the Upper, division of the hundred of Wirrall, S. division of the county of Chester, 11 miles (N. N. W.) from Chester, on the road to Birkenhead; it contains the township of Brimstage. The parish is bounded on the east by the river Mersey.
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 241252.
Bromborough St Barnabas parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|CPR = Cheshire Parish Register Project - free|
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's =FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)|
|Bromborough St Baranabas Parish (1580) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1679-1909
|FS BT'S||1679-1900|| 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.
Bromborough, St. Barnabas is an ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Brimstage and Bromborough. Cheshire Record Office reference: P59/1/1-2, P59/2/1-3, P59/3/1-3, P59/5313/3-4, P59/3044/1, P59/4/1-2.
Here is a list of church records on microfilm at the Family History Library (FHL)in Salt Lake City.
|Parish Registers Content||FHL Film|
Baptisms, burials, 1648-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1922. Banns of marriages, 1827-1890. Marriages, 1648-1932.
|BRITISH 2149219 Items 3 - 13|
|Burials, 1813-1905.||BRITISH 2149220 Items 1 - 2|
Bishop's transcripts for Bromborough, 1600-1900 Early text in Latin. Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 35
An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop's Transcripts (Diocese of Chester) is available online at Familysearch Historical Records.
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600, 1605-1610, 1612-1613, 1617-1622, 1627, 1630, 1636, 1638, 1641-1642, 1658-1660, 1679-1682, 1684-1685, 1703-1705, 1707-1735, 1741, 1744, 1746-1747, 1749-1761, 1767-1778, 1780-1792, 1794, 1796, 1798-1802, 1805-1818, 1829-1834, 1840-1846, 1868-1886, 1888. Baptisms, burials, 1819-1836, 1847-1849, 1851, 1855-1900.|| BRITISH 1655424 Item 2 |
Bromborough, Christ the King (Roman Catholic). Built in 1928.
Bromborough, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1928.
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:
- Wirral (1837-1922)
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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Bromborough on GENUKI
- Lewis, Samuel A. A Topographical Dictionary of England and Wales 1848. Date accessed: 8 February 2013.
- 'CPR Project Progress (As on 17 January 2014),' Cheshire Parish Register Project, accessed 1 February 2014.
- Cheshire Coverage, The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 16 October 2013.