To request editing rights on the Wiki, click here.

Chester Poor Law Union, Cheshire Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Constituent Parishes
[edit | edit source]

Chester Cathedral Church Precinct, Cheshire, Chester Christ Church, Cheshire, Chester Holy Trinity, Cheshire, Chester Little St John, Cheshire, Chester St Bridget, Cheshire
Chester St John the Baptist, Cheshire, Chester St Mary on the Hill, Cheshire Genealogy, Chester St Michael with St Olave, Cheshire Genealogy, Chester St Oswald, Cheshire, Chester St Paul, Cheshire, Chester St Peter,Cheshire

Backford, Cheshire includes Caughall,Chorlton by Backford, Lea by Backford, Mollington Tarrant

Christleton, Cheshire includes Littleton,

Claverton, Cheshire

Dodleston, Cheshire includes Lower Kinnerton

Eccleston, Cheshire

Ince, Cheshire

Pulford, Cheshire

Shotwick, Cheshire includes Capenhurst, Great and Little Saughall  Woodbank

Shotwick Park, Cheshire extra parochial

Stanlow, Cheshire

Great Stanney, Cheshire

Stoke, Cheshire

Thornton le Moors, Cheshire includes Durham on the Hill, Elton, Hapsford, Wimbolds Trafford

These villages and hamlets are amongst the eccelsiatical parishes above which as civil parishes were in the union:
Bache, Great Boughton, Churton, Croughton, Newton by Chester,Wervin  see Chester St Oswald, Cheshire

Blacon cum Crabwall part of Chester Holy Trinity, Cheshire,

 Hoole see part Chester Christ Church, Cheshire part Chester St John the Baptist, Cheshire

 Marston cum Lache, Mollington, Mollington Banastre,Moston, Upton by Chester see Chester St Mary on-the-Hill, Cheshire

 Picton, Poulton,   Bridge Trafford, Mickle Trafford,  see Plemstall, Cheshire

Records[edit | edit source]

• Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service, Cheshire Record Office, Duke Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 1RL. Holdings include: Inmates lists (1875-1954); Births (1914-43); Burials and graves in Union cemetery (1882-1900)

• Burne, R.V.H. (1965) The Treatment of the Poor in the Eighteenth Century in Chester (Journal of the Chester and North Wales Architectural and Historic Society, lii, 44-48.)
• Handley, M (2007) Poor Law Administration in the Chester Local Act Incorporation, 1834-71 (in Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, vol.156).
• Hemingway, J. (1831) History of the City of Chester
• Lewis, C Building Cheshire's First Workhouse (in Chesire History, vol 38, 1998-9
• Utting, EJ (1969) The Working of the Poor Law in Chester in Tudor Times (A thesis for the degree of B. Phil. in Local History, presented to Liverpool University)

[edit | edit source]

For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: and for maps and images for the Union sites.