Scope and Content

Records of Hanmer parish, 1563-1960, including registers, 1563-1960; service registers, 1867-1951; income records, 1639-1918; churchwarden's records, 1681-1936; records of church affairs, 1822-1937; records of church organisations, 1877-1935; overseer's accounts, 1673-1730; records of charities, 1730-1908; school records, 1666-1960; tithe records, 1839-1933; personal papers of Rev. M. H. Lee, 1825-[late 19th century]; records relating to Hanmer Church restoration, 1877-1899; miscellaneous, 1596-[c. 1890].

Administrative / Biographical History

The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes, including Hanmer (since 1849). 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 Hanmer was in the diocese of Lichfield until 1541, when it was transferred to the newly-created diocese of Chester. In 1849, it was transferred to the diocese of St Asaph, where it remains. The Rev. M. H. Lee, whose personal papers are included in this collection, was the Rector of Hanmer between 1867-1891. On the 3rd February 1889, the church was destroyed by fire, and partially rebuilt; the chancel was not rebuilt until 1936.


Arranged into groups: Group One, incumbent's records, churchwarden's records, records of church affairs, records of church organisations, overseer's records; records of charities, school records, and tithe records; Group Two, churchwarden's records, and school records; Group Three, incumbent records, records of church organisations, and miscellaneous civil records; and Group Four, restoration records.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

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

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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.

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Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.


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