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== Parish History  ==
 
== Parish History  ==
  
TRANMERE, a township and '''two chapelrie''''''s''' in '''Bebington parish''', Cheshire. The township lies on the Mersey, and on the Birkenhead and Chester railway, around Rock-Ferry r. station, from 2 to 3 miles S of Birkenhead; and has post-offices of Higher T. and Lower T. under Birkenhead. The chapelries are St. Catherine and St. Paul; and were constituted in 1842 and 1856. St. C.'s church was built in 1831; St. P. 's, in 1856. A'''Scotch church''', is in New Chester-road. A '''Wesleyan chapel''', was built in 1862; and there are four other '''Methodist''' chapels, an '''Independent''' chapel, a '''Roman Catholic''' chapel.<ref>Wilson, John Marius, ''[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=906260 Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales]''  (1870-72) Adapted 12 April 2013</ref><br>  
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TRANMERE, a township and '''two chapelry''''''s''in '''Bebington parish'''''<b>,</b>''The township lies on the Mersey, and on the Birkenhead and Chester railway, around Rock-Ferry r. station, from 2 to 3 miles S of Birkenhead; and has post-offices of Higher T. and Lower T. under Birkenhead. The chapelries are St. Catherine and St. Paul; and were constituted in 1842 and 1856. St. C.'s church was built in 1831; St. P. 's, in 1856. A&nbsp; '''Scotch''' church, is in New Chester-road. A '''Wesleyan chapel''', was built in 1862; and there are four other '''Methodist''' chapels, an '''Independent''' chapel, a '''Roman Catholic''' chapel.<ref>Wilson, John Marius, ''[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=906260 Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales]''  (1870-72) Adapted 12 April 2013</ref><br>  
  
 
Tranmere St Catherine is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1842 from chapelry in&nbsp; [[Nether Bebington, Cheshire]] Ancient Parish.  
 
Tranmere St Catherine is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1842 from chapelry in&nbsp; [[Nether Bebington, Cheshire]] Ancient Parish.  
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Tranmere is a suburb of Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England. Administratively, it is also a ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. Before local government reorganisation in 1 April 1974, it was part of the County Borough of Birkenhead, within the geographical county of Cheshire.<br>  
 
Tranmere is a suburb of Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England. Administratively, it is also a ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. Before local government reorganisation in 1 April 1974, it was part of the County Borough of Birkenhead, within the geographical county of Cheshire.<br>  
  
Its name was given by Norwegian Vikings who settled and colonised Wirral in the 10th century. Tranmere in Old Norse is Trani-melr, meaning "Cranebird sandbank" or "sandbank with the Cranebirds".<br>
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Its name was given by Norwegian Vikings who settled and colonised Wirral in the 10th century. Tranmere in Old Norse is Trani-melr, meaning "Cranebird sandbank" or "sandbank with the Cranebirds".<br>  
  
 
Tranmere Old Hall and its estate, was situated around what is now Church Road. It was a large, gabled building constructed around 1614. According to the author Philip Sulley's The Hundred of Wirral (1889), in about 1860.<br>  
 
Tranmere Old Hall and its estate, was situated around what is now Church Road. It was a large, gabled building constructed around 1614. According to the author Philip Sulley's The Hundred of Wirral (1889), in about 1860.<br>  
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 19:37, 12 April 2013

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Parish History

TRANMERE, a township and two chapelry'sin Bebington parish,The township lies on the Mersey, and on the Birkenhead and Chester railway, around Rock-Ferry r. station, from 2 to 3 miles S of Birkenhead; and has post-offices of Higher T. and Lower T. under Birkenhead. The chapelries are St. Catherine and St. Paul; and were constituted in 1842 and 1856. St. C.'s church was built in 1831; St. P. 's, in 1856. A  Scotch church, is in New Chester-road. A Wesleyan chapel, was built in 1862; and there are four other Methodist chapels, an Independent chapel, a Roman Catholic chapel.[1]

Tranmere St Catherine is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1842 from chapelry in  Nether Bebington, Cheshire Ancient Parish.

Tranmere is a suburb of Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England. Administratively, it is also a ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. Before local government reorganisation in 1 April 1974, it was part of the County Borough of Birkenhead, within the geographical county of Cheshire.

Its name was given by Norwegian Vikings who settled and colonised Wirral in the 10th century. Tranmere in Old Norse is Trani-melr, meaning "Cranebird sandbank" or "sandbank with the Cranebirds".

Tranmere Old Hall and its estate, was situated around what is now Church Road. It was a large, gabled building constructed around 1614. According to the author Philip Sulley's The Hundred of Wirral (1889), in about 1860.


Resources

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

Trenmere 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
Tranmere 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.

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Parish registers for St. Catherine's Church, Tranmere Microfilm copy of original record in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England.St. Catherine's is one of two chapelries in the township of Tranmere, in the parish of Bebington.
Cheshire Record Office no.: P157/1/1-4, P157/2/1-3, P157/4382/1-5, P157/4794/3-4, P157/6017/5.

Baptisms, 1831-1889. FHL BRITISH Film 1656604 Items 4 - 6
Baptisms, 1889-1910. Marriages, 1845-1904. FHL BRITISH Film 1656605 Items 1 - 5
Baptisms, 1910-1932. Marriages, 1904-1932. FHL BRITISH Film 2197439 Items 2 - 6
Marriages, 1932-1953. FHL BRITISH Film 2262739 Items 1 - 3
An index for this parish can be found at FamilySearch Historical Records


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.



Poor Law Unions

Wirral Poor Law Union, Cheshire

Birkenhead Poor Law Union, Cheshire

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

References

  1. Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Adapted 12 April 2013

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.