BEBINGTON: St. Andrew (Church of England)

Also known as: Nether Bebington, St. Andrew.

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Church History

An ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Higher Bebington, Lower Bebington, Poulton cum Spital, Storeton and Tranmere.

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1842 May 10 — reduced when the township of Tranmere was transferred to Tranmere: St. Catherine.
  • 1844 June 4 — reduced when the township of Higher Bebington was transferred to Rock Ferry: St. Peter
  • 1888 December 21 — reduced when part of the township of Lower Bebington was transferred to New Ferry: St Mark the Evangelist.
  • 1900 August 10 — reduced when the following area was transferred to Rock Ferry: St. Peter: "That contiguous portion of the said parish of Bebington which consists of part of the River Mersey which said portion of such parish is bounded upon all sides as follows, i.e., upon the south-west by the hereinbefore-described portion of the new parish of Saint Paul Tranmere aforesaid, upon the north-west by the new parish of Saint Luke Lower Tranmere aforesaid, upon the north-east by the boundary in the middle of the River Mersey aforesaid dividing the said county of Chester and the diocese of Chester aforesaid from the county of Lancaster and from the diocese of Liverpool and upon the south-east by the new parish of Saint Peter Rock Ferry aforesaid."

The district included the chapels of Clatterbridge: Hospital Chapel and Poulton Lancelyn: Holy Trinity.

Church Records

C = Christenings (Baptisms) ; M = Marriages ; B = Burials ; BTs = Bishop's Transcripts

Original Registers C 1558-1988 ; M 1558-1996 ; B 1558-1940 — Cheshire Record Office (P 62)
C from 1988 ; M from 1996 ; B from 1940 — Church
Microfilm Copies C 1558-1935 ; M 1557-1959 ; B 1558-1909 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1558-1877 ; M 1558-1893 ; B 1558-1888 — Manchester Archives & Local Studies
C 1558-1907 ; M 1558-1923 ; B 1558-1909 — Birkenhead Central Library
C 1558-1907 ; M 1558-1765, 1893-1923 ; B 1558-1871 — Family History Society of Cheshire
Bishop's Transcripts 1597, 1599, 1600, 1604-05, 1608-10, 1613-15, 1617-24, 1626-27, 1630,2-34, 1636-38, 1640-42, 1660, 1666, 1668-71, 1673-76, 1679-82, 1684-85,0-91, 1694-1837, 1867-75, 1892-1905 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office ; Family History Society of Cheshire
Copies and Indexes CMB 1558-1701 — published in: The Parish Registers of Bebington Co. Chester, edited by F Sanders & W F Irvine (Liverpool, 1897)
CMB 1558-1871 — Cheshire Parish Register Project
M 1560-1837 (incomplete) — Bertram Merrell Marriage Index of Cheshire (1750-1836)
M 1837-1959 — Cheshire BMD (WR:BK58)
B 1558-1871 — National Burial Index
Monumental Inscriptions Transcribed in 2 vols., 1968 — Cheshire Record Office ; Society of Genealogists' Library

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