Shotwick Park, Cheshire Genealogy

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Shotwick Park

Guide to Shotwick Park, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Shotwick Park, Cheshire
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Shotwick Park Cheshire
Type Extra-parochial
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wirrall
County Cheshire
Poor Law Union Great Boughton
Registration District Great Boughton
Records begin
Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes
Bishop's Transcripts: For records see surrounding parishes
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Cheshire Record Office

Parish History

SHOTWICK-PARK, is an extra-parochial liberty, in the union of Great Boughton, in the Higher division of the hundred of Wirrall, and the Southern division of the county of Chester, it is 4¼ miles (N. W.) from Chester.[1]

Shotwick Park was an extra-parochial place in Wirral Hundred (Grid reference SJ 3571), which became a civil parish in 1858.

Shotwick Park, being part of the estates of the earl of Chester, passed to the crown with the earldom in 1237, and in 1312 Edward II created his son, later to become Edward III, Earl of Chester. We find the Black Prince, son of Edward III, writing to the Chamberlain of Cheshire on June 26th, 1353, “Make clean and prepare my houses of Shotwick where I intend to stay and have sport in the park”.  Shotwick Park passed out of royal hands when Sir Thomas Wilbraham bought it from Charles II in 1677.

It is necessary to search the eccelesiatical parish records for adjacent parish of Shotwick for persons in the Shotwick Park extra parochial place.

Shotwick Park is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. Located near the village of Shotwick, it is four miles north west of Chester and close to the Welsh border.


Census records

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.

Church records

Shotwick Park extra-parochial no records.

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
Shotwick Park Extra-Parochial No Online Records


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Since this is an extra parochial place the nearby parish records of Shotwick, Cheshire invariably contain events for the estate.

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.

Non-Conformist Churches


Civil Registration

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:

Registration Districts
  • 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

Tarvin (previously Great Boughton) Poor Law Union, Cheshire

Hawarden Poor Law Union

Chester Poor Law Union from 1871-1930

Probate records

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.

see also England Cheshire Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.


Shotwick Park on GENUKI


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Date Accessed: 7 April 2013