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Flintshire Record Office
Shipping registers (Flintshire)

Reference code(s): GB 0208 S

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Flintshire Shipping Registers

Short Title: Shipping registers (Flintshire)

Creation date(s): 1836-1970

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 148 items

Name of creator(s): H.M. Customs and Excise, Port of Chester and Customs House, Connah's Quay.


Administrative/Biographical history: The Port of Chester is the point of registry for all shipping from Flintshire ports on the River Dee. The port was responsible for the registration of shipping and the collection of duties on imports. Shipping registers provide details about vessels including the owner, the master, changes of owner, and the eventual fate of the vessel.


Scope and content/abstract: Ship registration records of Port of Chester, 1836-1970, relating to Flintshire ships, including shipping registers and transaction registers, 1836-1913; declarations of ownership, builder's and surveyor's certificates and correspondence, 1846-1961; and miscellaneous Customs and Excise records relating to Flintshire, 1923-1970.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following groups: Group One, shipping registers; Group Two, Customs and Excise registration documents; and Group Three, miscellaneous registers.

Conditions governing access: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Public records. May be copied without any need for a copyright form.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at:


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Further material is Flintshire Record Office, SR.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Shipping registers catalogue; Maritime Records, Glamorgan Record Office website (, viewed 4 February 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004

Customs administration | Wales | Flintshire
Ship registers | Wales | Flintshire

Personal names

Corporate names
Great Britain | H.M. Customs and Excise

Dee, River (Wales and England)
Flintshire (Wales)

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