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Shotton, Flintshire, Wales Genealogy

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A guide to genealogy in Shotton, with information on where to find birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial records; census records; wills; cemeteries; maps; etc.

Shotton is a village, community and ecclesiastical parish on the Dee Estuary in Flintshire, Wales.

Before 1974 the village was in the historic county of Flintshire and, between 1974 and 1996 in the County of Clwyd. In 1996 it became part of the modern county of Flintshire.

History[edit | edit source]

"SHOTTON, a township, with Ninehouses hamlet, in Hawarden parish, Flint; 3¼ miles WNW of Hawarden. Acres, 683. Real property, £670. Pop., 336. Houses, 79." [Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72, John Marius Wilson]

For more information on Shotton see:

Administration[edit | edit source]

Years County
before 31 March 1974 Flintshire
1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996 Clwyd
from 1 April 1996 Flintshire

Records[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. To view these census images online, they are available through a number of websites for a fee ($) or free.

  • FamilySearch now has all of the British Censuses available.
  • findmypast ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
  • Ancestry.co.uk ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
  • The Genealogist.co.uk ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
  • FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.



Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Poor Law Union Records[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]