Esclusham, Wrexham, Wales Genealogy

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Denbighshire Parishes

Esclusham (Welsh: Esclus) is a village, community and ecclesiastical parish in the County Borough of Wrexham in Wales.


The parish of Esclusham was formed in 1879 from the townships of Wrexham townships of Erddig, Esclusham Below, and part of Esclusham Above.

The parish church of Holy Trinity was built in 1876 on the Wrexham road in Rhostyllen and was consecrated in 1877.

Bersham (or Glanyrafon) Colliery, the last working coal mine in the former Denbighshire coalfield, was situated in Rhostyllen, to the east of the Wrexham road.

For more information see Esculsham, Denbighshire at


Years County
before 31 March 1974 Denbighshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
from 1 April 1996 Wrexham


Civil Records

Births, marriages and deaths in Esclusham are recorded in the GRO indexes as:

Years Sub-district District Volumes
1 Jul 1837 - 1974 Wrexham Wrexham XXVII (1837-51)
11b (1852-1946)
8A (1946-74)

Church Records

Nonconformist Church Records

Census Records

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.

The parish of Wrexham, and later the parish of Esclusham, formed part of the Wrexham Registrar's District.

Year Parts
1841 missing
1851 HO107/2503 folios 700-715 (Esclusham Above)
HO107/2503 folios 379-394 (Esclusham Below)
1861 RG9/4285 folios 65-78 (Esclusham Above)
RG9/4285 folios 41-43 & 46-69 (Esclusham Below)
RG9/4288 folios 32-33 & 91 (Esclusham Below)
1871 RG10/5647 folios 1-14 (Esclusham Above)
RG10/5656 folios 113-133 (Esclusham Below)
1881 RG11/5518 folios 82-94 (Esclusham Above)
RG11/5518 folios 52-81 (Esclusham Below)
1891 RG12/4617 folios 83-94 (Esclusham Above)
RG12/4617 folios 55-82 (Esclusham Below)
RG12/4619 folio 77 (Esclusham Below)
1901 RG13

Poor Law Union Records

The Wrexham Union was created on 30 March 1837 and the parish of Wrexham, and later the parish of Esclusham, formed part of this. A workhouse was built at Croesnewydd in Wrexham. The records of the Wrexham Union are now held at Denbighshire Record Office in Ruthin.


  • Holy Trinity Church