Hollinfare, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Hollinfare, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Hollinfare, Lancashire
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Derby
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union Warrington
Registration District Warrington
Records begin
Parish registers: 1654
Bishop's Transcripts: 1753
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Winwick
Diocese Chester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Record Office

Chapelry History[edit | edit source]

Hollinfare (St Helen) was created a chapel of ease by 1654, in the township of Rixton cum Glazebrook; it later became an ecclesiastical parish [or chapelry] in Warrington parish. Hollingfare was historically within the Winwick deanery Diocese of Chester and later part of the Diocese of Liverpool. It is part of the Winwic deanery in the modern Diocese of Liverpool and forms a united benefice with Warrington All Saints. The Roman Catholics have a place of worship here.[1]

The priests’ board fixed to the north wall shows a chantry chapel was established on this site by the then Lord of the Manor of Rixton, Hamlet Mascy, in 1497. A daughter church of St Elphin in Warrington, it was dedicated to St Helen, that church’s original patron saint.

Due to its proximity to the historic county of Cheshire and ecclesiastical link to Chester Diocese confusion arises as to which county it belongs to. Although often described as part of Cheshire it was always in the county of Lancashire. Winwick is a village and civil parish in the borough of Warrington. Until 1 April 1974, Winwick was administered as part of Lancashire with the rest of north Warrington. Since then it is part of the ceremonial county of Cheshire.

On April 1, 1998 Warrington became an independent unitary authority, though it is still served by Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, and forms part of Cheshire for ceremonial purposes, such as the Lord Lieutenancy. The current borders of Warrington Borough cover the former County Borough of Warrington, Lymm Urban District, Warrington Rural District and part of Golborne Urban District, part of Runcorn Rural District and part of Whiston Rural District.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Registration District[edit | edit source]

  • Warrington

registration events for Hollinfare St Helens may be searched online at Cheshire BMD

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Church of England

Hollinfare chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Warrington to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:

AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)
FMP = findmypast (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS = FamilySearch.org
LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk

HOLLINFARE ST HELEN Chapelry (1654) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1654-1909 1705-1934 1709-1943
LOPC 1754-1757, 1813-1838 None 1753-1756, 1813-1838
CBMD None 1875-1933 None
AC 1654-1837 1705-1744 1709-1837
FREG 1654-1812 None None
WARRINGTON ST ELPHIN(ancient parish containing HOLLINFARE Chapelry)
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1591-1907 1614-1877 1727-1990
LOPC 1680-1701, 1733-1847 1591-1837 1699-1854
CBMD 1837-1912 1837-1933 1837-1910
FMP None 1746 None
AC 1591-1706 1591-1706 1591-1706
FREG 1780-1781 None 1780-1787

For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Hollinfare and comprising the whole ancient parish of Warrington to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the WARRINGTON ST ELPHIN PARISH page.

Cheshire Record Office reference P 295 Hollinfare Parish Date 17th century - 20th century Description Registers: Christenings 1654-1953, Marriages 1654-1987, Burials 1654-1943. Records other than registers 1755-1981


Parish registers, 1659-1900 Microfilm of typescripts in possession of Archives Centre, Salford.Includes indexes by name, place, and occupation. Hollinfare is a chapelry in the parish of Warrington. The name of the church is St. Helen's.

Parish Registers Content FHL Film
Baptismal registers, 1659-1872. Marriage registers, 1875-1900. Burial registers, 1709-1890. BRITISH 1786533 Items 2-6

Bishop's transcripts for Hollinfare, 1800-1870 Hollinfare is a chapelry in the parish of Warrington. Microfilm of original records in the Lancashire Record Office, Preston, England.

Bishop's Transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, burials, 1800-1813, 1815-1838. BRITISH 1469048 Item 4
Hollinfare: Baptisms, burials, 1839-1856, 1858-1870. Padgate: Baptisms, burials, 1841, 1846-1861. BRITISH 1469049 Item 1

Non Conformist Records[edit | edit source]

Census records
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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.

Probate records
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)

Poor Law Union[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers
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Websites[edit | edit source]

http://www.liverpool.anglican.org/index.php?p=390 Winwick Deanery Diocese of Liverpool

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_churches_in_Cheshire List of Churches in Cheshire

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 679-686. Adapted. Date accessed:15 October 2013.