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Flintshire Record Office
Penley parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 P/47

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Penley Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Short Title: Penley parish records

Creation date(s): 1752-1970

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 27 items

Name of creator(s): Penley Parish


Administrative/Biographical history: The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes, including Penley. 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 Penley was in the Diocese of Lichfield until 1920, when, following the disestablishment and disendowment of the Church in Wales, it was transferred to the Diocese of St Asaph.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Penley parish, 1752-1970, including registers, 1752-1923; service registers, 1873-1970; churchwarden's records, 1875-1902; records of church affairs, 1911; records of church organisations, 1882-1888; and miscellaneous, 1859-1903.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into two groups: Group One, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, records of church affairs, records of church organisations, and miscellaneous; and Group Two, miscellaneous 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.


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, Penley Parish records catalogue; Diocese of St Asaph Homepage (, viewed 18 February 2004; GENUKI (UK and Ireland genealogy) website (, viewed 18 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 | England | Ellesmere (Shropshire)
Church records and registers | Wales | Penley
Penley (Wales) | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Ellesmere (Shropshire, England)
Penley (Wales)

Ellesmere (Shropshire, England)
Penley (Wales)

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