Scope and Content

Records of Broughton district of Hawarden parish, 1824-1990, including registers, 1824-1990; service registers, 1906-1986; churchwarden's accounts, 1909-1966; and miscellaneous, 1824-1978.

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. St Mary's Church, Broughton, is a member church of the modern Rectorial Benefice of Hawarden, and is not a separate parish; it had previosuly been a township. The ecclesiastical district of Broughton does not have specifically defined boundaries within the parish of Hawarden.


Arranged into the four groups: Group One, registers; Group Two, registers, service registers, confirmation registers, churchwarden's accounts, and Easter vestry minutes; Group Three, St Mary's Church organ fund account; and Group Four, deed of sentence of consecration.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of this catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office.

Alternative Form Available

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.

Conditions Governing Use

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Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.


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Related Material

Records of Hawarden Consistory Court and Hawarden Parish are in Flitnshire Record Office, D/BJ Bell Jones MSS, and P/28, Hwarden Parish Records.

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