Runcorn Holy Trinity, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Runcorn Holy Trinity, Cheshire family history and genealogy: parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.

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Parish History

RUNCORN (St. Bartholomew), is a sea-port and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Bucklow, and the Northern division of the county of Chester; it is 9 miles (S. W. by W.) from Warrington,  and 12 miles (E. S. E.) from Liverpool.

The parish includes the chapelries of Aston-by-Sutton, Daresbury, Halton, and Thelwall; and the townships of Acton-Grange, Aston-Grange, Clifton, Hatton, Keckwick, Moore, Newton-by-Daresbury, Norton,Prestonon-the-Hill, Stockham, Sutton, Walton Inferior and Superior, andWeston.  There is district church, Trinity.[1]

Runcorn Holy Trinity was created as an Ecclesiatical parish from the  Runcorn All Saints, Cheshire Ancient Parish in 1840.

The church was built in 1838 as an evangelical alternative to the parish church of Runcorn. It is a Commissioners' Church with part of its cost being met by the Church Building Commission. The rest was given by public subscription, John and Thomas Johnson, soap and alkali manufacturers, being the principal subscribers. The architect was Joseph Hartley, a local architect, and the church was built by William Rigby, a local builder. The original chancel was short and a longer chancel was added in 1857.

Runcorn, St. Peter. Irwell Lane. Seaman's mission, attached to Holy Trinity; was closed in 1946


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.

Registration Districts
  •  Runcorn (1837–1974)
  •  Halton (post 1974)
  • Events may be searched online at Cheshire BMD

Church records

Runcorn 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
Runcorn Holy Trinity Parish (1838) Online Records


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FS PR's 1838-1879

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.

Founded 1838 as a chapel to All Saints, becoming a parish church in 1860. Registers of Baptisms 1838–1945 and Marriages 1861–1959 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office (no burials).

Cheshire Record Office call number: P134/1/1-9, P134/2/1-6.

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

Parish Transcript Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1838-1879. BRITISH 2106343 Items 10 - 11
Baptisms, 1879-1945. Marriages, 1861-1935. BRITISH 2106344
Marriages, 1935-1941. VAULT BRITISH 2106218 Item 1
Marriages, 1941-1959. VAULT BRITISH 2262943 Item 8

Cheshire parish registers are available online in Record Search.

Bishop's transcripts for Holy Trinity Church, Runcorn, 1838-1868 Cheshire Record Office: EDB 178

Bishop's Transcripts Content FHL Film
Baptisms, 1838-1848, 1851, 1854-1868. BRITISH 1647670 Item 2

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

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Adapted 5 April 2013


Starkey, H.F. (1990), Old Runcorn, Halton: Halton Borough Council, p. 98