Birkenhead St Anne, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Birkenhead, St. Anne, Beckwith Street. Built in 1847 as a chapel to Holy Trinity, becoming a separate parish in 1861; closed in 1987. There are no burials for this church.

BIRKENHEAD, 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. St. Anne, was formed out of St. Mary. [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 St Anne 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 St Anne Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1847-1909
FS BT'S 1888-1909   NONE

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 St. Anne's, Birkenhead, 1850-1954

St. Anne's Church is a chapelry created in 1861 from St. Mary's Church, Birkenhead.

Cheshire Record Office call no.: P 112/1/1-3, P112/3774/1/1-5, P 112/2, P 112/3774/2/1-3, P 112/3774/3/1-4

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

Here is a list of church records on microfilm at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City.

Parish Registers Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1850-1950 BRITISH 2104040 Items 4 - 11
Marriages, 1862-1940. Banns, 1876-1938 BRITISH 2104041
Banns, 1938-1954 BRITISH 2104042 Item 1
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

Contributor: Add information about the pertinent poor law unions in the area.

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