Chester St Bridget, Cheshire Genealogy

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Parish History

In 1870 - CHESTER, a city and two sub-districts in Great Boughton district, Cheshire; and a diocese in Cheshire and part of Lancashire. The city stands on the river Dee and on the Via Devana, 5 miles SE of the head of the Dee's estuary, and 16, through Birkenhead, SSE of Liverpool.
The places of worship within the city, in 1851, were 15 of the Church of England; one of them being St. Bridget.[1]

Chester, St. Bridget (C of E). An ancient parish serving part of the city centre, closed in 1973.


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

Chester St. Bridget 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 St. Bridget Parish Online Records


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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.

Registers of Baptisms 1649–1972, Marriages 1649–1972 and Burials 1649–1896 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office.

Bishop's transcripts for St. Bridget's Church, Chester, St. Martin's Church, Chester,  Some text in Latin. Includes St. Martin's Church after 1842. Cheshire Record Office refernce: EDB 53

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Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1600-1601, 1603, 1604, 1611-1613, 1616, 1622, 1624-1625, 1629-1632, 1637, 1639-1642, 1647, 1663, 1666, 1668-1685, 1691-1728, 1730-1735, 1737-1803, 1805-1836. Baptisms, burials, 1837-1842. Baptisms, January-May 1843 FHL BRITISH Film 1655479 Item 2
Baptisms, 1843-1856, 1858-1894, 1896. Burials, 1843-1856, 1858-1881, 1883, 1887-1888, 1891, 1896. FHL BRITISH Film 1655480 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

Chester Poor Law Union

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites


  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Adapted 15 February 2013