Threapwood, Cheshire Genealogy

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This parish is partly in Flintshire, Wales. See also, Threapwood, Flintshire, Wales.

Parish History

Threapwood was an extra-parochial place, partly in Broxton Hundred [Cheshire] and partly in Maelor Hundred [Flintshire], which became a civil parish in 1866. It included  the hamlets of Sarn (part) and Upper Threapwood. It is necessary to search the neighbouring ecclesiastical parish of Malpas, Cheshire . Threapwood is an extra-parochial place. Search surrounding parishes for records and information. 
In 1896 the part of Threapwood in Flintshire was added to Cheshire. Hundred: Broxton; Province: York
In 1817 the chapelry of St John the Baptist was created from Malpas, Cheshire Ancient Parish.


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Wrexham (1837–96)
Whitchurch (1897–1937)
West Cheshire (1937–74)
Chester and Ellesmere Port (1974–98)
Cheshire West (post 1998) The post 2009 reorganisation of civil registration can be found online at Cheshire BMD

Church records

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.

Threapwood, St. John (C of E). Founded 1817 as a chapel to Malpas (formerly extra-parochial), becoming the parish church for Threapwood in 1968. Registers of Baptisms 1817–1944, Marriages 1837–1966 and Burials 1829–1989 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office. Bishop's transcripts for Threapwood, 1817-1840

Cheshire, Church of England Baptismal records are available online at FamilySearch Historical Records.
Microfilm of originals in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester.Cheshire Record Office: EDB 200

Bishops Transcripts

Bishop's Transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1817-1829, 1832-1836. Marriages, 1832-1834.  Burials, 1832-1835. BRITISH 1647671 Item 7
Baptisms, 1835-1840.  Burials, 1840-1839. BRITISH 1647714 Item 1

Parish registers for Threapwood, 1817-1989 Microfilm of original records in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England.
(Threapwood was originally a chapelry bordering Cheshire and Flint in the Parish of Malpas).Cheshire Record Office no.: P203/1/1-2, P203/4622/22, 24.

Parish registers content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1817-1944. Marriages, 1837-1966. Burials, 1829-1989. BRITISH 2000014 Items 7 - 10
Non-Conformist Churches

Threapwood, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Built in 1850. United Reformed Church Cheshire Congregational Union Deeds and property records are deposited Cheshire Record Office
DocumentReference ECU/3151/1/45

Census records

The 1841 census returns for Threapwood are missing.

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 104269.

Probate records

Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) 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)

Poor Law Unions

Wrexham 1837-1896

Whitchurch Incorporation Poor Law Union, Shropshire 1896-1930

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

School Records

School registers, 1898-1945  Threapwood National School (Cheshire)  Cheshire school records are available online at FamilySearch Historical Records  within limits of privacy laws. Microfilm of original records in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England.
Record contains register of admission, progress, and withdrawal, 1898-1945 and includes index.
Cheshire Record Office no.: SL 141/2

Other Content FHL Film
School registers, 1898-1945 BRITISH 1894891 Item 8