Chester St Oswald, Cheshire Genealogy
|Chester St Oswald, Cheshire|
|Hundred||Broxton; Eddisbury; Wirrall|
|Poor Law Union||Chester Incorporation|
|Registration District||Great Boughton|
|Parish registers: 1581; Separate registers exist for Bruera beginning 1657|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1603; Separate records exist for Bruera beginning 1666|
|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|
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 them was St. Oswald.
Chester St Oswald Queen Street. is an ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Bache, Blacon cum Crabwall (part), Churton Heath, Croughton, Great Boughton, Huntington, Iddinshall, Lea Newbold, Newton by Chester, Saighton, Upton by Chester (part), Wervin, and part of the city of Chester. Closed in 1881 and replaced as the parish church by St.Thomas of Canterbury, Parkgate Street.
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 Oswald parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
| FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
| FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|Chester St Oswald Parish Online Records|
| FS PR's
| FS BT's
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. Oswald's Church, Chester, 1581-1969
|Parish Registers: St. Oswald's Church, Chester Cheshire Record Office call no.: P29/1/1-6, P29/2/1-8, P29/3/1-23, P29/16/1-3, P29/4/1-5.||Film|
| Baptisms, 1580-1668; burials, 1583-1668; marriages, 1581-1627, 1635-1668. Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1668-1686. Baptisms, 1686-1717; marriages, 1686-1720; burials, 1686-1690.
|| 2068352 |
| Burials, 1690-1720; baptisms, 1718-1720. Baptisms, burials, 1720-1761; marriages, 1720-1755. Baptisms, burials, 1762-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1838.
|| 2068353 |
| Baptisms, 1838-1884, 1872-1882, 1884-1945 (Entries before 1882 relate to the the "old" parish church. From 1882 is for the new Parish Church of St. Thomas.). Marriages, 1754-1770.
|| 2068354 |
| Marriages, 1770-1824 (Includes banns, 1778-1812).
|| 2068355 |
| Marriages, 1824-1855.
|| 2068356 |
| Marriages, 1855-1872.
|| 2068357 |
| Marriages, 1872-1918.
|| 2068520 |
| Marriages, 1918-1969. Banns of marriages, 1856-1871, 1887-1899. Burials, 1813-1833.
|| 2068521 |
| Burials, 1833-1854.
|| 2068522 Items 1 - 4|
Bishop's transcripts for St. Oswald's Church, Chester, 1603-1838 Cheshire Record Office: EDB 59
|Bishops Transcripts: St. Oswald's Church, Chester||Film|
| aptisms, marriages, burials 1603-1604, [no date], 1608-1619, 1622-1624.
|| 1655539 Item 4|
| Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1624-1625, 1636-1642, 1666-1686, 1690, 1693-1730, 1732-1770, 1772-1773, 1771-1772, 1774-1776, 1773-1774, 1776-1786, 1784-1785, 1786-1817, baptisms, 1818, marriages, (January-July) 1818.
|| 1655540 |
| Marriages, (July-December) 1818, burials, 1818, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1819-1821, baptisms, 1822-1824, marriages, 1822-1824, burials, 1822-1824, baptisms, 1824-1825, marriages, 1824-1825, burials, 1824-1825, baptisms, 1825-1826, burials, 1825, 1828, 1825-1826, marriages, 1825-1826, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1827-1834, baptisms, 1835-1836, marriages, 1835-1836, burials, 1835-1836, baptisms, marriages, burials, 1837, baptisms, burials, 1838.
|| 1655592 Item 1|
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:
- Great Boughton (1837-69)
- Chester (1870-1998)
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
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