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Flintshire Record Office
Holywell parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 P/30

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Holywell Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Short Title: Holywell parish records

Creation date(s): 1669-1997

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 727 items

Name of creator(s): Holywell Parish

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes, including Holywell. 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 church of Holy Trinity, Greenfield, was opened in 1871, as a district church within the parish of Holywell.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Holywell parish, 1669-1997 (including Greenfield district), including registers, 1677-1997; service registers, 1909-1996; service records, 1871-1916; terriers, [c. 1750]-1973; glebe records, 1890-1975; income records, 1841-1957; churchwarden's records, 1715-1995; Parochial Church Council records, 1916-1992; records of church affairs, 1834-1996; records of church organisations, 1841-1940; vestry records, 1713-1905; overseer's records, 1734-1909; surveyor's accounts, 1827-1853; records of charities, 1669-1977; school records, 1847-1919; tithe records, 1703-1931; and miscellaneous, 1793-1983.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into fifteen groups, by deposit: Group One, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, Parochial Church Council records, records of church affairs, records of church organisations, vestry records, overseer's records, surveyor's records, charities, school records, and tithe records; Group Two, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, overseer's records, and miscellaneous; Group Three, incumbent records, Parochial Church Council records, records of church affairs, records of church organisations, records of charities, and parochialia; Group Four, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, Parochial Church Council records, records of church affairs, records of church orgnisations, records of charities, and tithe records; Group Five, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, Parochial Church Council records, records of church affairs, and records of charities; Group Six, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, Parochial Church Council records, and records of church affairs; Group Seven, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, and miscellaneous; Group Eight, churchwarden's records, Parochial Church Council records, and records of church affairs; Group Nine, incumbent records and churchwarden's visitation records; Group Ten, churchwarden's records, Parochial Church Council records, records of church affairs, and non-parish records; Group Eleven, vestry and overseer's records; Groups Twelve to Fourteen, overseer's records; and Group Fifteen, particulars of Holywell charities.

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: No restrictions

Finding aids: A hard copy of this catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history: P/30/1-5 were transferred from Flintshire Record Office Holywell Board of Guardians Records (G/B).

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Existence and location of copies: Microfilm copies of the parish marriage registers are available at Flintshire Record Office, Denbighshire Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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, Holywell Parish records catalogue; Diocese of St Asaph Homepage (http://www.dioceseofstasaph.org.uk/), viewed 13 February 2004; GENUKI (UK and Ireland genealogy) website (http://www.genuki.org.uk/), 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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Church records and registers | Wales | Holywell
Holywell (Wales) | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Holywell (Wales)

Places
Holywell (Wales)

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