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Flintshire Record Office
Hanmer parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 P/27

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Hanmer Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Short Title: Hanmer parish records

Creation date(s): 1563-2004

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 160 items

Name of creator(s): Hanmer Parish


Administrative/Biographical history: The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes, including Hanmer (since 1849). The records of individual ecclesiastical parishes in Flintshire include registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, as well as records of the churchwardens and Parochial Church Councils, parish charities, schools, clubs and societies. Parish records were deposited at the Clwyd Record Office, following an agreement of 1976 between the Church in Wales and the Welsh County Councils. The parish of Hanmer was in the diocese of Lichfield until 1541, when it was transferred to the newly-created diocese of Chester. In 1849, it was transferred to the diocese of St Asaph, where it remains. The Rev. M. H. Lee, whose personal papers are included in this collection, was the Rector of Hanmer between 1867-1891. On the 3rd February 1889, the church was destroyed by fire, and partially rebuilt; the chancel was not rebuilt until 1936.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Hanmer parish, 1563-1960, including registers, 1563-1960; service registers, 1867-1951; income records, 1639-1918; churchwarden's records, 1681-1936; records of church affairs, 1822-1937; records of church organisations, 1877-1935; overseer's accounts, 1673-1730; records of charities, 1730-1908; school records, 1666-1960; tithe records, 1839-1933; personal papers of Rev. M. H. Lee, 1825-[late 19th century]; records relating to Hanmer Church restoration, 1877-1899; miscellaneous, 1596-[c. 1890].


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into groups: Group One, incumbent's records, churchwarden's records, records of church affairs, records of church organisations, overseer's records; records of charities, school records, and tithe records; Group Two, churchwarden's records, and school records; Group Three, incumbent records, records of church organisations, and miscellaneous civil records; and Group Four, restoration records.

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

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of this catalogue is available at 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 possible

Archival history: Two registers were lost when the church was destroyed by fire in 1889; burials 1784-1813, and marriages, 1787-1813. The former was replaced by copying burials from the Bishop's Transcripts now in the Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies; this copy is now P/27/1/11. The Bishop's Transcripts did not include marriages, so these could not be copied. A burial register, 1856-1884, has also disappeared.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Existence and location of copies: Microfilm copies of the parish registers are available at Flintshire Record Office, Denbighshire Record Office and the National Library of Wales. Registers are also available to search online.


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, Hanmer Parish records catalogue; Diocese of St Asaph Homepage (, viewed 13 February 2004; GENUKI (UK and Ireland genealogy) website (, viewed 13 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

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