Rock Ferry, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Rock Ferry, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Rock Ferry, Cheshire|
|Poor Law Union||Wirral|
|Parish registers: 1844|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|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|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Rock-Ferry, is a village and a chapelry in Bebington parish, Cheshire. The village stands on the river Mersey, and on the Birkenhead, there is a railway station, and a half-hourly steam-boat-ferry to Liverpool. The chapelry incules also the village and iron pier of New Ferry, and was constitued in1844. The church was built in 1842. A Wesleyan chapel is at Rock-Ferry; and a Brethren's chapel at New-Ferry.
Rock Ferry is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1844 from Bebington Ancient Parish.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Census records[edit | edit source]
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.
Church records[edit | edit source]
Rock Ferry parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Rock Ferry Online Parish Records|
|FMP Diocese PRs||1538-1911||1538-1910||1538-1911|
|FMP Diocese BTs||1576-1906||1576-1906||1576-1906|
|FS Catalog PRs|
|FS Catalog BTs|
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Records are also available at the Cheshire Archives and Local Studies.
Non Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
Here is a list of parish registers on microfilm at theFamily History Library in Salt Lake City.
|Church records for the Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, New Chester Road, Rock-Ferry, 1859-1956
|Baptisms, 1859-1928. Marriages, 1867-1956.
||BRITISH 2299475 Items 14 - 21|
Church records for the Wesley Hall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Rock-Ferry, 1894-1953
||BRITISH 2299475 Item 22|
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
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:
Registration Districts[edit | edit source]
- Wirral (1894-1898)
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
Probate records[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source]
Rock Ferry on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 25 Jan 2013