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Flintshire Record Office
Whitford parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 P/69

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Whitford Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Short Title: Whitford parish records

Creation date(s): 1527-2004

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 169 items

Name of creator(s): Whitford Parish


Administrative/Biographical history: The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes, including Whitford. 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.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Whitford parish, 1527-2002, including registers, 1643-2004; service registers, 1913-1976; glebe records, [18th century]-1951; tithe redemption certificates, 1920-1934; income records, 1865-1879; miscellaneous incumbent records, 1963-2002; churchwarden's records, 1831-1959; Parochial Church Council records, 1895-1961; records of church affairs, 1844-1972; records of church organisations, 1891-1955; overseer's records, 1748-1861; records of charities, 1724-1940; school records, 1836-1965; tithe records, 1846-1934; and miscellaneous, 1527-1999.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into eight groups, by deposit: Group One, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, Parochial Church Council records, records of church affairs, records of church organisations, miscellaneous ecclesiastical records, overseer's records, records of charities, school records, tithe records, and miscellaneous civil records; Group Two, tithe records, enclosure records, and miscellaneous; Groups Three and Four, incumbent records; Groups Five and Six, overseer's rate books; Group Seven, records of charities, and miscellaneous; and Group Eight, Order of Service.

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: Overseer's rate books, 1838-1861, found among the records of Holywell Board of Guardians.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Clerk to Holywell UDC, 1956; Archdeacon J. J. Jones, Whitford, Clwyd, 1977; Mr. Gladden, 1978; Revd J. W. K. Somerville and Mr R. Plummer, 1998, 1999, 2002; Revd. Stephen Cawley, Holywell, 2004.


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, Whitford Parish records catalogue; Diocese of St Asaph Homepage (, viewed 2 March 2004; GENUKI (UK and Ireland genealogy) website (, viewed 2 March 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2004

Church records and registers | Wales | Whitford
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