Capenhurst, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Capenhurst, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Great Boughton & Chester|
|Registration District||Cheshire West & Chester|
CAPPENHURST, a township, in the parish of Shotwick, union of Great Boughton, Higher division of the hundred of Wirrall, S. division of the county of Chester, 5¾ miles (N. N. W.) from Chester.
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.
Capenhurst Holy Trinity 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|
|Capenhurst Holy Trinity Parish (1859) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1752-1909
|FS BT'S|| 1859-1893
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers for Capenhurst, 1859-1990 Cheshire Record Office: P181/4449/1-2. Formerly a chapelry in Shotwick parish. Includes Ledsham (in Neston parish). Called St. Michael's Church.
| Parish Registers: Capenhurst
| Baptisms, 1859-1990. Banns of marriages, 1860-1976.
|| 2149187 Items 4 - 5|
Bishop's transcripts for Capenhurst, 1859-1894 Cheshire Record Office: EDB 43
|Bishops Transcripts: Capenhurst||Film|
| Baptisms, 1859-1868, burials, 1860-1868, baptisms, 1867-1874, burials, 1868-1874, baptisms, 1874-1878, burials, 1874-1878, baptisms, 1892-1894, 1891-1892, burials, 1891-1894.
|| 1647366 Item 7|
| Another filming, 1990.
|| 1656840 Item 7|
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)
- Chester (1870-1937)
- West Cheshire (1937-74)
- Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
- Cheshire West (1998-2007)
- Cheshire (2007-09)
- Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
Poor Law Unions
- Great Boughton (1837-71)
- Chester (1871-1930)
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 501-511. Date accessed: 10 January 2014.