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Registration Districts covering Flintshire, as established on 1 July 1837


Registration District of Ellesmere

This Registration District was initially (1837) co-extensive with the Ellesmere poor law Union.
It was divided into four sub-districts :
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Registration District of Great Boughton
(re-structured, and re-named as "Chester", on 1 January 1870)

This Registration District was initially (1837) co-extensive with the Great Boughton poor law Union.
It was initially divided into four sub-districts :
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Registration District of Hawarden

This Registration District was set up on 1st January 1903.

By this date, there had been significant reforms in the structure and administration of Local Government; and the system of defining Registration Districts in terms of ecclesiastical parishes and/or townships had become outdated.

The official documents state :

On 1st January 1903, Hawarden Poor Law Union, consisting of the Civil Parishes of Buckley (Hawarden), Buckley (Mold), Hawarden, Higher Kinnerton, Hope, Marford and Hoseley, Saltney, Sealand and Tryddyn (sic), was separated from the Registration District of Chester (No. 450) in the Registration County of Chester and created Hawarden Registration District (No. 617B) in the Registration County of Flint.
In terms of ecclesiastical parishes, Buckley (Mold) was Bistre; Buckley (Hawarden) was Buckley; Sealand was (and is) in the parish of Hawarden; and "Marford and Hoseley" was a detached part of Flintshire, in the ecclesiastical parishes of Gresford and Rossett (Denbighshire).
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Registration District of Holywell

This Registration District was initially (1837) co-extensive with the Holywell poor law Union.
It was divided into four sub-districts :
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Registration District of St. Asaph

This Registration District was initially (1837) co-extensive with the St. Asaph poor law Union.
It was divided into three sub-districts :
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Registration District of Wrexham

This Registration District was initially (1837) co-extensive with the Wrexham poor law Union, which included parts of Denbighshire, Flintshire and Cheshire.
The Union and Registration District was initially divided into four sub-districts, which were defined in the "Chester Chronicle" of 7 April 1837 and 14 July 1837, as a somewhat confusing mixture of townships and parishes : In 1871, after the abolition of the Hope (No. 1) sub-district, the remaining sub-districts were re-numbered:
No. 1 (Holt); No.2 (Ruabon); No.3 (Wrexham).

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Present-day Registration Districts which hold records for "pre-1974" Flintshire

Flintshire

Superintendent Registrar,
Register Office,
Llwynegrin Hall,
Mold,
Flintshire.
CH7 6NR.

Opening hours - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 09.30 to 15.30.
Thursday - 09.30 to 12.30.

Visitors are requested to write, telephone or email beforehand to make an appointment.
Tel: +44 (0)1352 703333
Fax: +44 (0)1352 703334
Email: registrars@flintshire.gov.uk

Please note - the former Flintshire East (Hawarden) and Flintshire West (Holywell) registration districts merged on 18 April 2005.
All enquiries should be now made to the new address (above).

As a general guide, Flintshire Register Office has records for the following "ancient" parishes of Flintshire:

Holywell, Treuddyn (part), Nercwys, Mold, Cilcain, Northop, Flint, Halkyn, Whitford, Llanasa, Gwaenysgor, Trelawnyd, Ysceifiog, Nannerch (part), Caerwys (part), Hawarden, Hope (part).

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Denbighshire - North

Superintendent Registrar,
Register Office,
Morfa Clwyd,
Marsh Road,
Rhyl,
Denbighshire.
LL18 2AF.

Opening hours - Monday - 09.15 to 12.30, 14.00 to 16.00.
Tuesday to Friday - 09.15 to 12.30.

Visitors are requested to telephone beforehand to make an appointment.
Tel: +44 (0)1745 366610.
Fax: +44 (0)1745 366614

As a general guide, North Denbighshire has records for the following "ancient" parishes of Flintshire:

St. Asaph, Meliden, Dyserth, Rhuddlan, Cwm, Tremeirchion, Bodfari (part).

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Wrexham County Borough

Superintendent Registrar,
Register Office,
Ty Dewi Sant,
Rhosddu Road,
Wrexham.
LL11 1NF.

Tel: +44 (0)1978 292027.
Opening hours - Monday to Friday - 08.45 to 12.45, 14.00 to 16.00.

As a general guide, Wrexham has records for the following parishes of Flintshire:

Hope (part), Treuddyn (part), Llanfynydd; and most of the parishes of Maelor Saesneg.

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