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Flintshire Record Office
Hope parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 P/31

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Hope Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Short Title: Hope parish records

Creation date(s): 1668-2008

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 59 items

Name of creator(s): Hope Parish


Administrative/Biographical history: The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes, including Hope. 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. In 1845, part of the parish of Hope became the new parish of Llanfynydd.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Hope parish, 1668-1997, including: registers, 1668-1997; terriers, 1749-1791; churchwarden's records, 1741-1891; records of charities, 1862-1866; overseer's records, 1751-1881; tithe records, 1849-1922; Parochial Church Council cash books, 1921-1936; and plans, 1728-[late 18th century].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into six groups: Group One, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, records of charities, overseer's accounts, and tithe records; Groups Two and Three, incumbent records; Group Four, overseer's records, and tithe records; Group Five, plans; Group Six, vestry minutes, and Parochial Church Council 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:

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: Vestry minutes, 1850-63 are Flintshire Record Office D/WM/209


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project and amended by Steven Davies of Flintshire Record Office. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Hope Parish records catalogue; Diocese of St Asaph Homepage (, viewed 16 February 2004; GENUKI (UK and Ireland genealogy) website (, viewed 16 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

Church records and registers | Wales | Hope
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