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To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.  
 
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Here is a list of church registers on microfilm at the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City.  
 
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<u>The baptismal, marriage and burial registers of the Parish of Bidston in the county of Chester, 1581 to 1700</u> <br>Stmnt.Resp. edited and annotated by William Fergusson Irvine <br>Authors Irvine, William Fergusson (Added Author)<br>Church of England. Parish Church of Bidstone (Cheshire) (Added Author)  
 
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Leasowe, St Chad (C of E). The parish church for part of Bidston from 1957.  
 
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Revision as of 15:54, 28 December 2012

England Gotoarrow.png Cheshire Gotoarrow.png Bidston

Bidston St Oswald

Parish History

Bidston St Oswald  Bidston cum Ford was a township in Bidston Parish, Wirral Hundred and included Bidston Moss and Ford.In 1928 parts of Bidston were added to Birkenhead and Wallasey civil parishes.  In 1933 the remainder of Bidston was added to Birkenhead.

The manor of Bidston, a township in Cheshire, and the entire parish, were formerly part of the barony of Dunham Massey, and continued in the possession of the lords of Dunham for about a century and a half. When they came into possession of Henry, Duke of Lancaster he afterwards gave them, with other lands, to Roger de Strange, Lord of Knockyn, in exchange for lands in Lincolnshire. They continued in possession of this family until about the reign of Henry VI, when the manor of Bidston passed to the family of the Stanleys, Earls of Derby, who held them until 1653, when they were sold by Charlotte de la Tremouille, Countess of Derby, and her son Charles, Earl of Derby, to William Steele, Esq., a commissioner-at-law, by whom they were resold, in the reign of Charles II, to Lord Kingston, an Irish peer, and some years afterwards the property was again sold to Sir Robert Vyner, Lord mayor of London.

Bidston Hall stands on a commanding situation on a rock of yellow freestone, of which material it is built. The western front has bay windows and projecting gables, and the entrance is in the centre of the front, formed in a semicircular porch, which rises the entire height of the building. The eastern side corresponds with the western, but has in addition a piazza along the lower storey. The front approach Is through a square court, with a handsome gateway having a singular arch highly ornamented with the cognizances of the Derby family. In some intermediatory purchase it is said Bidston Hall was won and lost at cards, to commemorate which a summer-house was built in the form of a club, as usually represented in that card, the foundations of which still remain in the picturesque grounds attached to the hail.— See Mortincer’s History of the Hundred of Wirral.

The original church dates back to the 13th century. The tower was built in 1520. The rest of the church was rebuilt in 1855–56 by W. & J. Hay in Gothic Revival style. An extension was made to the chancel in 1882 by G. E. Grayson.


Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records

Bidston parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
Bidston Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's
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FS BT'S   NONE

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To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Bidston, St. Oswald (C of E), an ancient parish church, originally served the townships of Bidston cum Ford, Birkenhead, part of Claughton cum Grange, Moreton (near Wallasey) and Saughall Massie.

Parish registers for Bidstone, 1682-1958, are deposited at the Cheshire Record Office. CRO reference:  P 86/1/1-2, 2/1-3, P 86/3631/1, P 86/3/1-8, P 86/3631/2/1, P 86/4/1-2, P 86/3631/3.

Bishop's transcripts for Bidstone, 1581-1863, are also deposited at the Cheshire Record Office; some years missing. CRO reference: EDB 25.

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online in Record Search at FamilySearch.org.

Here is a list of church registers on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Parish Registers Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1581-1700 090071
Baptisms, 1679-1955. Marriages 1679. Banns, 1754-1812. Burials, 1679-1812. 2103920
Items 8 - 15
Marriages, 1838-1958. Burials, 1813-1857. 2103921
Burials, June 1857-1958. 2103922


Bishop's Transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, and burials, 1581-1863, with gaps 1655397
item 2


Other Content FHL Film
Claughton rooms donation list, 1887-1889. St. Bedes mission baptisms, 1888-1907 2103922
Items 4 - 5
Claughton rooms donation list, 1887-1889. St. Bedes mission baptisms, 1888-1907 2103922
Items 4 - 5
Baptism, marriage and burial registers, 1581-1700, with index (3 fiches). BRITISH Access Services Window
6393934


The baptismal, marriage and burial registers of the Parish of Bidston in the county of Chester, 1581 to 1700
Stmnt.Resp. edited and annotated by William Fergusson Irvine
Authors Irvine, William Fergusson (Added Author)
Church of England. Parish Church of Bidstone (Cheshire) (Added Author)

Notes Reproduction of: Birkenhead : Willmer Brothers, 1893. 100, xxvi p. "Reprinted from the 'The Birkenhead News'"--T.p. "Only 100 copies printed, of which this is no. 46"--T.p. verso. (Bidston is also known as Bidstone).includes index.


The transcripts for the parish are online at Cheshire Parish Register project.

Birkenhead, All Saints (C of E). The parish church for part of Bidston from 1911 to 1971.

Leasowe, St Chad (C of E). The parish church for part of Bidston from 1957.


Non-Conformist Churches

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.



Probate records

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.

Poor Law Unions

Wirral Poor Law Union, Cheshire

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites