Birkenhead Holy Trinity, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Birkenhead, Holy Trinity  Price Street. Founded 1840 as the parish church for part of Birkenhead; closed in 1974. No burials took place here.
Later Birkenhead St Anne,Cheshire  Beckwith Street was  Built in 1847 as a chapel to Holy Trinity, becoming a separate parish in 1861; closed in 1987.

BIRKENHEAD, is a seaport town, a market town, and a township, and seven chapelries, in the district of Wirral, Cheshire. The town stands on the Mersey, opposite Liverpool, about a mile by water W of Liverpool, and 14 3/4 miles by railway NNW of Chester. It comprises the ancient extra parochial district or chapelry of Birkenhead, the former township of Claughton, in Bidstone, and part of that of Oxton, in Woodchurch. They have been incorporated with the township of Birkenhead. The place was anciently called Bircheved, Birkete, Birket-wood, and Birkenhedde.

There are upward of thirty non-established places of worship (including Claughton and Oxton). There are two Roman Catholic churches. There is also a Mariners' church.

The chapelriey of Holy Trinity, was constituted in 1841.[1]


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

Birkenhead Holy Trinity 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
Birkenhead Holy Trinity Parish Online Records


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FS PR's 1840-1909

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.

Parish registers for Holy Trinity Church, Birkenhead, 1840-1962 Holy Trinity Church is a chapelry in Birkenhead, created from St. Mary's Church in 1841

An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online in Record Search

Cheshire Record Office reference: P 107/1/1-12, 2/1-10.

Parish Register Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 22 Nov. 1840-120 Oct 1897. BRITISH 2104037 Items 3-10
Baptisms, 20 Oct 1897-14 Oct 1962.  Marriages, 26 Jan 1842-17 Aug 1862. BRITISH 2104038
Marriages, 29 Aug 1862-28 July 1934. BRITISH 2104039
Marriages, 4 Aug 1934-3 Feb 1962. BRITISH 2104040 Items 1-3
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

Birkenhead Poor Law Union, Cheshire

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72), adapted 5 February 2013