Hoylake, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Hoylake, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
MEOLSE, LITTLE, a township, in the parish of West Kirby, union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Wirrall, S. division of the county of Chester, 9 miles (W.) from Birkenhead. In this township and Hoose is Hoylake, a commodious church, has been erected by the lady of Mr. Swainson, which affords great accommodation to the inhabitants and the numerous visiters attracted hither, who before had no place of worship nearer than the parish church, it is dedicated to the Holy Trinity, and is a neat edifice in the Norman style. 
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 241240.
Hoylake Holy Trinity was built in 1834 as a chapel to West Kirby: St. Bridget as Hoose - renamed in 1860. Hoylake registers of christenings, marriages and burials have online indexes by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|Hoylake Holy Trinity (1839) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| NONE
| FS BT's
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers for Hoylake, 1834-1952 Parish Church of Hoose Cheshire Record Office no.: P80/1/1-5, P80/2/1-6, P80/3/1-4, P80/4/1-2.
|Parish Registers: Hoylake||Film|
| Baptisms, 1834-1903; Marriages, 1834-1835.
|| 1656399 Items 9 - 12|
| Marriages, 1837-1844, 1862-1912. Burials, 1834-1910. Banns, 1834-1844, 1862-1909.
|| 1656400 Items 1 - 7|
| Baptisms, 1903-1919.
|| 2191048 Items 9 - 10|
| Marriages, 1912-1952. Burials, 1910-1921
|| 2191574 Items 1 - 4|
- Wesleyan Methodist
Non-Conformists Church Records:
Church records for St. Luke's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Hoylake, 1884-1948
| Church records for St. Luke's Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Hoylake
| Baptisms, 1884-1948.
|| 1594191 Item 7|
| Baptisms, 1884-1948 (another filming).
|| 2299472 Item 5|
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 (1894-1974)
- Birkenhead (1974-98)
- Wirral (1998+)
Poor Law Unions
- Wirral (1894-1930)
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
See a gazetteer description of Adlington at Vision of Britain.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 291-295. Date accessed: 17 January 2014.