Scope and Content

Records of Whitford parish, 1527-2004, 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.

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

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.


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.

Access Information

Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain personal information as defined by the Act.


Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

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

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are possible

Geographical Names