Threapwood, Cheshire Genealogy

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Guide to Threapwood, Cheshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy:

This parish was partly in Flintshire, Wales. See also, Threapwood, Flintshire, Wales.

Threapwood, Cheshire
Type Extra-parochial
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Broxton; Maylor
County Cheshire
Poor Law Union Wrexham
Registration District Wrexham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1817
Bishop's Transcripts: 1817
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Cheshire Record Office

Parish History

"THREAP-WOOD, an extra-parochial district, said to be partly included in the hundred of Broxton, county of Chester, but chiefly in that of Maelor, county of Flint, 3 miles (W.S.W.) from Malpas, containing 477 inhabitants. It is surrounded by the parishes of Malpas, Hanmer, and Worthenbury, and until of late years, formed a tract of waste common, which, on accoutn of its extra-parochial exemption from all local jurisdiction, was long the resort of abandoned charcters of every description, and especially of women of loose or blemished morals, who made a transient abode here, to be freed clandestinely from the consequences of illicit amours." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, 1833, Samuel Lewis]

Threapwood was an extra-parochial place, partly in Broxton Hundred (Cheshire) and partly in Maelor Hundred (Flintshire), which became a civil parish in 1866. It included the hamlets of Sarn (part) and Upper Threapwood.

It is necessary to search the neighbouring ecclesiastical parish of Malpas. Threapwood is an extra-parochial place. Search surrounding parishes for records and information.

In 1817 the chapelry of St John the Baptist was created from the ancient parish of Malpas.

In 1896 the part of Threapwood in Flintshire was added to Cheshire, Hundred: Broxton; Province: York.


Census records

The 1841 census returns for Threapwood are missing.

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

Threapwood parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS PRs = England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000 (FamilySearch) - free
FS BTs = England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
FMP Diocese PRs = Cheshire Diocese Of Chester Parish Registers (FindMyPast) - ($)
FMP Diocese BTs = Cheshire Diocese Of Chester Bishop's Transcripts (FindMyPast) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[1]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Threapwood Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-2000
FS BTs 1598-1900
FS 1538-1975
FMP Diocese PRs 1538-1911
FMP Diocese BTs 1576-1906



FS Catalog PRs

FS Catalog BTs

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the Cheshire Archives and Local Studies.

Non-Conformist Churches

Threapwood, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Built in 1850. United Reformed Church Cheshire Congregational Union Deeds and property records are deposited Cheshire Record Office (DocumentReference ECU/3151/1/45).

Civil Registration

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

  • Wrexham (1837–96)
  • Whitchurch (1897–1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937–74)
  • Chester and Ellesmere Port (1974–98)
  • Cheshire West (post 1998)

Poor Law Unions

Probate records

Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory) 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)

see also England Cheshire Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Maps and Gazetteers

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Threapwood on GENUKI



School Records

School registers, 1898-1945 Threapwood National School (Cheshire) Cheshire school records are available on-line at FamilySearch Historical Records within limits of privacy laws. Microfilm of original records in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England.
Record contains register of admission, progress, and withdrawal, 1898-1945 and includes index.
Cheshire Record Office no.: SL 141/2

Other content FHL Film
School registers, 1898-1945 BRITISH 1894891 Item 8