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Birkenhead, Holy Trinity Price Street. Founded 1840 as the parish church for part of Birkenhead; closed in 1974. No burials took place here.
Later Birkenhead St Anne,Cheshire Beckwith Street was Built in 1847 as a chapel to Holy Trinity, becoming a separate parish in 1861; closed in 1987.
BIRKENHEAD, is a seaport town, a market town, and a township, and seven chapelries, in the district of Wirral, Cheshire. The town stands on the Mersey, opposite Liverpool, about a mile by water W of Liverpool, and 14 3/4 miles by railway NNW of Chester. It comprises the ancient extra parochial district or chapelry of Birkenhead, the former township of Claughton, in Bidstone, and part of that of Oxton, in Woodchurch. They have been incorporated with the township of Birkenhead. The place was anciently called Bircheved, Birkete, Birket-wood, and Birkenhedde.
There are upward of thirty non-established places of worship (including Claughton and Oxton). There are two Roman Catholic churches. There is also a Mariners' church.
The chapelriey of Holy Trinity, was constituted in 1841.
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.
Birkenhead 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|
|Birkenhead Holy Trinity Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1840-1909
|FS BT'S||NONE|| 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.
Parish registers for Holy Trinity Church, Birkenhead, 1840-1962 Holy Trinity Church is a chapelry in Birkenhead, created from St. Mary's Church in 1841
An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online in Record Search
Cheshire Record Office reference: P 107/1/1-12, 2/1-10.
|Parish Register Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 22 Nov. 1840-120 Oct 1897.||BRITISH 2104037 Items 3-10|
|Baptisms, 20 Oct 1897-14 Oct 1962. Marriages, 26 Jan 1842-17 Aug 1862.||BRITISH 2104038|
|Marriages, 29 Aug 1862-28 July 1934.||BRITISH 2104039|
|Marriages, 4 Aug 1934-3 Feb 1962.||BRITISH 2104040 Items 1-3|
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241253. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
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.
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