Chester St Martin, Cheshire Genealogy
|Chester St Martin, 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|
In 1870 description of CHESTER, a city and two sub-districts in Great Boughton district, Cheshire; and a diocese in Cheshire and part of Lancashire. The city stands on the river Dee and on the Via Devana, 5 miles SE of the head of the Dee's estuary, and 16, through Birkenhead, SSE of Liverpool.
The places of worship within the city, in 1851, were 15 of the Church of England; one of these was St. Martin it is annexed to St. Bridget.
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.
Chester St Martin 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 Martin Parish Online Records|
|FS PR's||1671-1842|| NONE
|FS BT'S|| 1617-1841
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. Martin's Church, Chester, 1671-1963 Cheshire Record Office call no.: P16/1/1-2, 2/1-3, 3/1-5, 4/1-2.
|Parish Registers: St. Martin's Church||Film|
| Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1671-1744. Baptisms, burials, 1744-1797; marriages, 1744-1753. Baptisms, 1798-1842, 1910-1963.
|| 1999761 Items 5 - 9|
| Marriages, 1754-1842. Burials, 1798-1842.
|| 1999762 Items 1 - 7|
Bishop's transcripts, Bishop's transcripts for St. Martin's Church, Chester, 1600-1842 Cheshire Record Office: EDB 55
|Bishops Transcripts: St. Martin's Church||Film|
| Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600-1691, [1603?], 1611-1612, [1620?], [no date], 1616-1617, 1622, 1624, [no date], 1629-1632, 1635, 1638-1669-1670, 1666, 1670-1677, 1679-1686, 1688-1723, 1725, 1724, 1727-1728, 1726-1727, 1728-1744, 1746-1777, 1785-1786, 1781-1783, 1785, 1784-1789, 1798-1799, 1790-1793, 1795, 1794, 1796-1797, 1799-1813, 1815, 1814, 1816-1825, baptisms, 1826, marriages, (January-July) 1826.
|| 1655481 Item 2|
| Marriages, (May-December) 1826, burials, 1826, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1827-1833, 1835, 1834, 1836-1840, baptisms, burials, 1842, 1841.
|| 1655535 Item 1|
Non Conformist Churches
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:
Civil Registration Districts
- Great Boughton
Poor Law Unions
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Chester St Martin on GENUKI
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 15 February 2013