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Flintshire Record Office
Hawarden parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 P/28

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Hawarden Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Short Title: Hawarden parish records

Creation date(s): 1585-2011

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 612 items

Name of creator(s): Hawarden Parish


Administrative/Biographical history: The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes, including Hawarden. 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 Hawarden was originally a 'peculiar', where the rector was exempt from the jurisdiction of any bishop - he held his own ecclesiastical courts, proved wills, and granted marriage licences. Confirmations were performed by invited bishops. Peculiars were abolished in 1849, and on 30th July 1849 the peculiar of Hawarden was attached to the diocese of St Asaph. The modern parish of Hawarden is administered as a Rectorial Benefice, consisting of the parish church of Hawarden and six district churches at Broughton, Ewloe, Pentrobin, Sandycroft, Sealand and Shotton.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Hawarden parish, 1586-1995, including registers, 1586-1994; draft registers, 1719-1764; service registers, 1924-1995; marriage licences, 1920-1941; terrier, 1665; income records, 1759-1974; rectory records, 1953-1955; peculiar records, 1636-1957; glebe records, 1935-1978; churchwarden's records, 1656-1979; parochial church council records, 1920-1991; records of church affairs, c. 1857-1979; records of charities, 1725-1977; vestry minutes, 1654-1961; overseer's records, 1737-1864; surveyors of the highway's records, 1819-1875; school records, 1950-1985; records of parish affairs, c. 1821-1994; records of daughter churches, 1824-1995; paintings, plaques and photographs, 1734-1938; and miscellaneous, 1752-1993.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into fourteen groups, by deposit. Records of: Group One, incumbent, peculiar, churchwarden, vestry, overseers, surveyor, charities, and miscellaneous; Groups Two and Three, incumbent; Group Four, incumbent, peculiar, churchwarden, Parochial Church Council, church affairs, charities, daughter churches, overseers, parish constable, civil charities, schools, parish affairs, and miscellaneous; Group Five, incumbent, church affairs, parish affairs and miscellaneous; Group Six, incumbent, churchwardens, Parochial Church Council, church affairs, charities-ecclesiastical, and schools; Group Seven, incumbent, churchwarden, parish affairs, and miscellaneous; Group Eight, Parish Church Councils, Parochial Church Council, church affairs, daughter churches and schools; Group Nine, church affairs; Group Ten, churchwarden, overseers, and surveyors of the highway; Group Eleven, churchwarden, vestry, overseers, and surveyors of the highway; Group Twelve, churchwarden's accounts, overseers and miscellaneous; Group Thirteen, St Francis, Sandycroft; and Group Fourteen, Miscellaneous.

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 expected

Archival history:

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.

Related material: Material relating to the district churches of Hawarden parish are Flintshire Record Office, P/9, P/18, P/48, P/60, P/61.


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, Bagillt 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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