Claughton, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Claughton, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Claughton (pronounced /ˈklɔːtən/ "Clawton") is a residential district in Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England. Before local government reorganisation on 1 April 1974, it was part of the County Borough of Birkenhead, within the geographical county of Cheshire.
Claughton cum Grange was a township in Bidston Parish, Wirral Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. In 1898 the whole of Claughton cum Grange was added to Birkenhead.
It included the hamlets of Birkenhead Park and Flaybrick.
CLAUGHTON, with Grange, a township, in the union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Wirrall, S. division of Cheshire. A meeting-house for the Society of Friends has been erected on this property. Several churches, have also been raised.
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.
Claughton Christ Church was a parish in 18766 from Bidston, Birkenhead St James and Oxton.
Claughton cum Grange St Michael was created a parish in 1912 brom Claughton Christ Church and Tranmere.
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|Claughton Christ Church (1876) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1868-1882
| FS BT's
The Parish registers for Claughton-cum-Grange, 1681-1992 Microfilm of original records in the Cheshire Record Office, Cheshire Record Office: P72/1/1-2, P72/2/1-6.
|Parish registers Claughton-cum-Grange||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 1854-1926. Marriages, 1854-June 1897.||2298979 Items 4 - 6|
| Marriages, June 1897-1961.
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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:
- Wirral (1837-61)
- Birkenhead (1861-98)
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
See a gazetteer description of Adlington at Vision of Britain.
- Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 620-623. Date accessed: 10 January 2014.