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Guide to '''Shotwick, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
  
== Parish History  ==
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St Michael's Church, Shotwick is in the village of Shotwick, Cheshire, England. It is a Grade I listed building. It has a Norman doorway but most of the church dates from the medieval period. Its furniture includes some ancient items. In the churchyard are a number of structures which have been listed as grade II. The church is  in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Wirral South. Its benefice is combined with that of St Nicholas, Burton.
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=== Parish History  ===
  
Shotwick is a tiny agricultural village of only fifteen houses and a small seventeenth century manor house situated on the Wirral peninsula, some eight miles from the Roman city of Chester in the North West of England.<br>  
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SHOTWICK, a township and a '''parish''' in Great Boughton district, Cheshire. The township lies 2¾ miles WSW of Ledsham railway station, and 5½ miles NW of Chester. The parish contains also the townships of <u>Capenhurst</u>, <u>Woodbank</u>, <u>Little Saughall</u>, and <u>Great Saughall</u>; the last of which has a post-office under Chester. There are three dissenting chapels.<ref>John Marius Wilson, ''[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=934430 Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales]'' (1870-72). Date Accessed: 7 April 2013</ref>
  
Henry II left from Shotwick for Ireland and Edward I used the port to leave for Wales in 1278.  
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St Michael's Church, Shotwick is in the village of Shotwick, Cheshire, England. The church is in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Wirral South. Its benefice is combined with that of St Nicholas, Burton. The village, including part of the hamlet of Two Mills, was within the Wirral Hundred.  
  
Shotwick Castle was built about 1093 by Hugh Lupus, 1st Earl of Chester, sited at what is now Shotwick Park and near the River Dee, before the area succumbed to the effects of silting. The Norman castle lay in ruins by the 17th century and now only the foundations remain.  
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St. Michael’s is a medieval double aisled church with largely eighteenth century furniture including box pews and a three-decker pulpit. What is certain is that when the [[Domesday Book]] was compiled, a church existed at “Soto-wiche”, belonging to the secular canons of St. Werburgh. This church had probably been established about 100 years before. The Norman Church 
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supplanted the Saxon one about the beginning of the 12th Century.  
  
The village, including part of the hamlet of Two Mills was within the Wirral Hundred.<br>
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Shotwick is a village and civil parish on the Wirral Peninsula in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The village is situated close to the border with Wales.
  
St. Michael’s is a medieval double aisled church with largely eighteenth century furniture including box pews and a three decker pulpit. It stands on the site of a former ford across the River Dee which forms the border with Wales.The Saxon church, which was most likely a wooden structure, would have either perished, or disappeared in the general rebuilding of churches that followed the Conquest. What is certain is that when the [[Domesday Book]] was compiled, a church existed at “Soto-wiche”, belonging to the secular canons of St. Werburgh. This church had probably been established about 100 years before.
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== Resources  ==
  
The Norman Church, which supplanted the Saxon one about the beginning of the 12th Century, consisted simply of a nave and chancel without aisles. The Norman arch of the South doorway is part of this first building, and is the oldest part of the present church, the chancel doorway being added later.
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==== Census records  ====
  
Shotwick is a village and civil parish on the Wirral Peninsula in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The village is situated close to the border with Wales.<br>
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{{British Census|241252}}
  
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==== Church records  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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Scotwick St Michael and All Angels parish registers&nbsp;of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
  
==== Civil Registration  ====
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
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Online events may be searched online at [[Cheshire BMD]]
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==== Church records  ====
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To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.  
 
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ 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.  
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The Parish registers Parish registers for Shotwick, 1681-1992 Microfilm of original records in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. Cheshire Record Office call no.: P49/1/1-3, 2, P49/4832/1-3, P49/3/1-3, P49/5/1-2&nbsp;  
 
The Parish registers Parish registers for Shotwick, 1681-1992 Microfilm of original records in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. Cheshire Record Office call no.: P49/1/1-3, 2, P49/4832/1-3, P49/3/1-3, P49/5/1-2&nbsp;  
  
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The Bishop's Transcripts are on Microfilm as follows:  
 
The Bishop's Transcripts are on Microfilm as follows:  
  
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The&nbsp;Cheshire, Church of England christening and marriage&nbsp;records are available online at FamilySearch Historic Records  
 
The&nbsp;Cheshire, Church of England christening and marriage&nbsp;records are available online at FamilySearch Historic Records  
  
==== Non-Conformist Churches  ====
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===== Non-Conformist Churches  =====
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*Baptist
  
==== Census records ====
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==== Civil Registration ====
  
{{British Census|241252}}
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Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage and death indexes available:
  
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*[http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD]
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*[http://cheshirebmd.org.uk/ Cheshire BMD]
  
==== Probate records ====
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===== Registration Districts =====
  
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Cheshire Probate Records|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.
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*Great Boughton (1837-1869)
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*Cheshire (1870-1937)
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*West Cheshire (1937-1974)
  
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
 
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
[[Tarvin (previously Great Boughton) Poor Law Union, Cheshire]]  
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*[[Tarvin (previously Great Boughton) Poor Law Union, Cheshire]]  
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*[[Hawarden Poor Law Union]]
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*[[Chester Poor Law Union]] from 1871-1930
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==== Probate records  ====
  
[[Hawarden Poor Law Union]]  
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Cheshire Probate Records|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.
  
[[Chester Poor Law Union]]&nbsp; from 1871-1930
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See also [[England Cheshire Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
  
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
  
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.<br>
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.  
  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]  
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Web sites ==
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== Websites ==
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Shotwick on [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/chs/shotwick.html GENUKI ]
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== References  ==
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{{reflist}}
  
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{{Cheshire}}  
  
[[Category:Cheshire]]
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[[Category:Cheshire Parishes]]

Latest revision as of 11:21, 26 August 2019

Guide to Shotwick, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Shotwick, Cheshire
St Michael's Church, Shotwick Cheshire.JPG
St Michael's Church, Shotwick Cheshire
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wirrall
County Cheshire
Poor Law Union Great Boughton
Registration District Great Boughton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1681
Bishop's Transcripts: 1591
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Wirral
Diocese Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry; Post-1540 - Chester
Province York
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory) Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Cheshire (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Cheshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

SHOTWICK, a township and a parish in Great Boughton district, Cheshire. The township lies 2¾ miles WSW of Ledsham railway station, and 5½ miles NW of Chester. The parish contains also the townships of Capenhurst, Woodbank, Little Saughall, and Great Saughall; the last of which has a post-office under Chester. There are three dissenting chapels.[1]

St Michael's Church, Shotwick is in the village of Shotwick, Cheshire, England. The church is in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Wirral South. Its benefice is combined with that of St Nicholas, Burton. The village, including part of the hamlet of Two Mills, was within the Wirral Hundred.

St. Michael’s is a medieval double aisled church with largely eighteenth century furniture including box pews and a three-decker pulpit. What is certain is that when the Domesday Book was compiled, a church existed at “Soto-wiche”, belonging to the secular canons of St. Werburgh. This church had probably been established about 100 years before. The Norman Church supplanted the Saxon one about the beginning of the 12th Century.

Shotwick is a village and civil parish on the Wirral Peninsula in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The village is situated close to the border with Wales.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

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.


Church records[edit | edit source]

Scotwick St Michael and All Angels parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:

BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)[2]
FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers
FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts
Shotwick St Michael and All Angels Parish (1591) Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BIVRI 1600-1723, 1878-1896


FS PR's 1681-1909
  NONE
1698-1933
  NONE
1690-1982
  NONE
FS BT'S 1599-1896
  NONE
1599-1888
  NONE
1599-1896
  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.

Shotwick, St. Michael and All Angels (C of E). An ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Capenhurst, Great Saughall, Little Saughall, Shotwick and Woodbank. Registers of Baptisms 1681–1991, Marriages 1681–1992 and Burials 1681–1992 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office, where Bishop's Transcripts survive from 1591.

The Parish registers Parish registers for Shotwick, 1681-1992 Microfilm of original records in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. Cheshire Record Office call no.: P49/1/1-3, 2, P49/4832/1-3, P49/3/1-3, P49/5/1-2 

Parish registers Content FHL Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1681, 1690-1940. Marriages, 1941-1971. Burials, 1941-1992. Interments in Shotwick Church new burial ground, 1873-1904. BRITISH 1999729 Items 1 - 12

The Bishop's Transcripts are on Microfilm as follows:

Bishop's Transcripts Content FHL Library
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1591, 1599-1600, 1605, 1607-1611, 1614, 1616-1618, 1622-1624, 1626-1627, 1630-1632, 1634, 1636-1639, 1641-1642, 1658-1661, 1669-1672, 1672, 1675-1676, 1679-1683, 1690-1691, 1694-1741, 1745-1805, 1807-1812. BRITISH 1751621 Item 2
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1813-1829, 1832-1850, 1852-1863, 1867, 1866, 1865, 1864, 1868-1874, 1888. Baptisms, burials, 1830-1831, 1851, 1875-1887, 1889-1896. Burials, 1812, 1828. BRITISH
1751622
Burials, 1878-1896. Baptisms, 1879-1896. Marriages, 1888. BRITISH
1751716 Item 1

The Cheshire, Church of England christening and marriage records are available online at FamilySearch Historic Records

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Baptist

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage and death indexes available:

Registration Districts[edit | edit source]
  • Great Boughton (1837-1869)
  • Cheshire (1870-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-1974)

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Probate records[edit | edit source]

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.

See also England Cheshire Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

Shotwick on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72). Date Accessed: 7 April 2013
  2. 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 14 October 2013.

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