Bromborough, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

Bromborough St Barnabas is an ancient parish, in the Wirral Hundred. The hamlet of Brimstage was part of the parish.

The first church on the site was built in 928 adjacent to a monastery which had been founded in 912, probably by Ethelfleda. This church was demolished in 1828 and replaced on the same site by another church.[ This church was again replaced by the present church]. It was built on a big scale between 1862 and 1864 to serve the residents of new large houses which had recently been built in the town. The architect was Sir George Gilbert Scott.

Pevsner describes it the "large church of the village-gone-prosperous".

Church Records

Bromborough 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
Bromborough Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PR's 1679-1909
FS BT'S 1679-1900   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.

Bromborough, St. Barnabas is an ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Brimstage and Bromborough. Cheshire Record Office reference: P59/1/1-2, P59/2/1-3, P59/3/1-3, P59/5313/3-4, P59/3044/1, P59/4/1-2.

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, burials, 1648-1812. Baptisms, 1813-1922. Banns of marriages, 1827-1890. Marriages, 1648-1932.

BRITISH 2149219 Items 3 - 13
Burials, 1813-1905. BRITISH 2149220 Items 1 - 2

Bishop's transcripts for Bromborough, 1600-1900 Early  text in Latin. Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 35

 An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop's Transcripts (Diocese of Chester) is available online at Familysearch Historical Records.

Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600, 1605-1610, 1612-1613, 1617-1622, 1627, 1630, 1636, 1638, 1641-1642, 1658-1660, 1679-1682, 1684-1685, 1703-1705, 1707-1735, 1741, 1744, 1746-1747, 1749-1761, 1767-1778, 1780-1792, 1794, 1796, 1798-1802, 1805-1818, 1829-1834, 1840-1846, 1868-1886, 1888. Baptisms, burials, 1819-1836, 1847-1849, 1851, 1855-1900.  BRITISH 1655424 Item 2

The transcript for this parish is available online at Cheshire Parish Register project.
Bromborough Pool St Matthew was created out of the parish to serve the needs of Bromborough Pool.

Non-Conformist Churches

Bromborough, Christ the King (Roman Catholic). Built in 1928.

Bromborough, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1928.

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

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Web sites


Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) [1971], The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 115–116, ISBN 0 300 09588 0