Chester St Bridget, Cheshire Genealogy
|Chester St Bridget, Cheshire|
|Poor Law Union||Chester Incorporation|
|Registration District||Great Boughton|
|Parish registers: 1649; Separate registers exist for Chester St Martin beginning 1671|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1600; Separate records exist for Chester St Martin beginning 1700|
|Diocese||Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester|
|Probate Court||Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Cheshire (Episcopal Consistory)|
|Location of Archive|
|Cheshire Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Chester, St. Bridget (C of E). An ancient parish serving part of the city centre, closed in 1973.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Census records[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Chester St. Bridget 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|
|Chester St. Bridget Parish Online Records|
|FS BT'S|| 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.
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Parish registers for St. Bridget's Church, Chester, 1649-1954 Berkshire Record Office no.: P15/1/1-3, P15/2/1-2, P15/3/1-9, P15/5/1-2, P15/4/1-3.
|Parish Registers: St. Bridget's Church||Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1649-1710. Baptisms, burials, 1711-1779; marriages, 1711-1754. Baptisms, burials, 1780-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1933. Marriages, 1754-1858.
|Marriages, 1858-1926. Banns, 1868-1903. Burials, 1813-1896.
||2045837 Items 1 - 8|
||2262789 Items 1 - 3|
Registers of Baptisms 1649–1972, Marriages 1649–1972 and Burials 1649–1896 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.
Bishop's transcripts for St. Bridget's Church, Chester, St. Martin's Church, Chester. Some text in Latin. Includes St. Martin's Church after 1842. Cheshire Record Office refernce: EDB 53
|Bishop's transcripts: St. Bridget's Church, St. Martin's Church||Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600-1601, 1603, 1604, 1611-1613, 1616, 1622, 1624-1625, 1629-1632, 1637, 1639-1642, 1647, 1663, 1666, 1668-1685, 1691-1728, 1730-1735, 1737-1803, 1805-1836. Baptisms, burials, 1837-1842. Baptisms, January-May 1843||FHL BRITISH Film 1655479 Item 2 |
|Baptisms, 1843-1856, 1858-1894, 1896. Burials, 1843-1856, 1858-1881, 1883, 1887-1888, 1891, 1896.||FHL BRITISH Film 1655480 Item 1|
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
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 a nd death indexes available:
Civil Registration Districts[edit | edit source]
- Great Boughton
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
Probate records[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source]
Chester St Bridget on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 576-586. Date accessed: 18 March 2019.