Chester Christ Church, Cheshire Genealogy
Chester Christ Church, Somerset Street, Chester is an ecclesiastical parish created in 1843 a former chapel of Chester St Oswald, Cheshire It is a Grade II listed building, and continues to be an active Anglican church in the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Chester. Its benefice is combined with that of St Michael, Plas Newton.
The present church was built to replace an earlier church dated 1838 on the site which has been designed by Thomas Jones. It was built in separate stages between 1876 and 1900 to designs by John Douglas. A southwest steeple was planned but was never built.
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.
- Great Boughton (1837–69)
- Chester (1870–1998)
- Cheshire West (post 1998)
registration events may be searched online at Cheshire BMD
Chester Christ Church 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|
|Chester Christ Church Parish Online Records|
|FS BT'S|| 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 Christ Church, Chester, 1838-1949 Cheshire Record Office reference: P17/1/1-7, P17/2/1-5, P17/3.
An index for Cheshire parish registers is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records
|Parish Register Content||Film|
|Baptisms, 1838-1903|| BRITISH 1999760 Items 3 - 8|
|Baptisms, 1903-1906. Marriages, 1871-1917. Burials, 1839-1854|| BRITISH 1999761 Items 1 - 4|
|Baptisms, 1906-1942. Marriages, 1917-1949|| VAULT BRITISH 2262789 Items 4 - 7|
Bishop's transcripts for Christ Church, Chester, 1855-1876
Cheshire Record Office reference: EDB 51
An index for Cheshire, Church of England, Bishop’s Transcripts (Diocese of Chester) is available online at FamilySearch Historical Records
|Bishop’s Transcripts Contents||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, 1855, 1857-1876.||BRITISH 1647368 Item 3|
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.
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
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Hubbard, Edward (1991). The Work of John Douglas. London: The Victorian Society. p. 131. ISBN 0 901657 16 6.
Pevsner, Nikolaus; Edward Hubbard (2003) , The Buildings of England: Cheshire, New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 150–151, ISBN 0 300 09588 0