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Shotwick, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to '''Shotwick, Cheshire ancestry, family history , and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.<br>
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=== Parish History ===
SHOTWICK, a township and a '''parish''' in Great Boughton district, Cheshire. The township lies 2¾ miles WSW of Ledsham railway station, and 5½ miles NW of Chester. The parish contains also the townships of <u>Capenhurst</u>, <u>Woodbank</u>, <u>Little Saughall</u>, and <u>Great Saughall</u>; the last of which has a post-office under Chester. There are three dissenting chapels.<ref>John Marius Wilson, ''[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=934430 Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales]'' (1870-72). Date Accessed: 7 April 2013</ref><br>
St Michael's Church, Shotwick is in the village of Shotwick, Cheshire, England.&nbsp; The church is&nbsp; in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Wirral South. Its benefice is combined with that of St Nicholas, Burton. The village, including part of the hamlet of Two Mills , was within the Wirral Hundred.<br>
St. Michael’s is a medieval double aisled church with largely eighteenth century furniture including box pews and a three -decker pulpit.&nbsp; What is certain is that when the [[Domesday Book]] was compiled, a church existed at “Soto-wiche”, belonging to the secular canons of St. Werburgh. This church had probably been established about 100 years before. The Norman Church, which supplanted the Saxon one about the beginning of the 12th Century.
Shotwick is a village and civil parish on the Wirral Peninsula in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The village is situated close to the border with Wales.
== Resources ==
==== Census records ====
{{British Census|241252}}
==== Church records ====
Scotwick St Michael and All Angels parish registers&nbsp;of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BIVRI''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1351 '''British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)''']'''<ref>[http://genoot.com/downloads/BVRI2/ 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records'], ''Genoot,'' accessed 14 October 2013.</ref>'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''<sub>FS PR's =[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/{{RecordSearch|1614792 | FamilySearch Parish Registers]}}</sub>'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''<sub>FS BT's =&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/{{RecordSearch|1469935 | FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts]}}</sub>'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''Shotwick St Michael and All Angels Parish (1591) Online Records'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS PR's'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/{{RecordSearch|1614792 | '''1681-1909''']}}<br>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | &nbsp; NONE<br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/{{RecordSearch|1614792 | '''1698-1933''']}}<br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | &nbsp; NONE<br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/{{RecordSearch|1614792 | '''1690-1982''']}}<br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | &nbsp; NONE<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS BT'S'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/{{RecordSearch|1469935 | '''1599-1896''']}}<br>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | &nbsp; NONE<br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/{{RecordSearch|1469935 | '''1599-1888''']}}<br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | &nbsp; NONE<br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/{{RecordSearch|1469935 | '''1599-1896''']}}<br>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | &nbsp; NONE<br>
|}
The Parish registers Parish registers for Shotwick, 1681-1992 Microfilm of original records in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. Cheshire Record Office call no.: P49/1/1-3, 2, P49/4832/1-3, P49/3/1-3, P49/5/1-2&nbsp;
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The Bishop's Transcripts are on Microfilm as follows:
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The&nbsp;Cheshire, Church of England christening and marriage&nbsp;records are available online at FamilySearch Historic Records
===== Non-Conformist Churches =====
*Baptist<br>
==== Civil Registration ====
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage and death indexes available:
*[http://cheshirebmd.org.uk/ Cheshire BMD]
===== Registration Districts =====
*Great Boughton (1837-1869)
*West Cheshire (1937-1974)
==== Poor Law Unions ====
*[[Tarvin (previously Great Boughton) Poor Law Union, Cheshire]] *[[Hawarden Poor Law Union]] *[[Chester Poor Law Union]] from 1871-1930
[[Hawarden Poor Law Union]]  [[Chester Poor Law Union]]&nbsp; from 1871-1930  ==== Probate records ====
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Cheshire Probate Records|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.
see See also [[England Cheshire Probate Records (- FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
== Maps and Gazetteers ==
== Websites ==
 
Shotwick on [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/chs/shotwick.html GENUKI ]
== References ==
{{reflist}}
{{expand section|any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above}} {{Cheshire}}
[[Category:CheshireParishes]]
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