Eastham Cheshire Family History Guide

Eastham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Alternative names: Ellesmere Port

Other places in the parish include: Whitby, Overpool, Over Pool, Netherpool, Nether Pool, Little Sutton, Hooton, Great Sutton, and Childer Thornton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1598
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Separate registers exist for Ellesmere Port

  • Parish registers: 1844
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, United Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bromborough
  • Backford
  • Shotwick
  • Stanlow
  • Great Stanney
  • Neston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EASTHAM, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Wirrall district, Cheshire. The township lies on the river Mersey, at a ferry, and on the Chester and Birken-head railway, between Bromborough and Hooton stations, 6¼ miles SSE of Birkenhead; and has a post office under Chester. Acres, 2,036; of which 585 are water. Real property, £4,295. Pop., 522. Houses, 93. The parish contains also the townships of Great Sutton, Little Sutton, Over-Pool, Nether-Pool, Childer-Thornton, and Hooton, and part of the township of Whitby. Acres, 10,538. Real property, with the rest of Whitby, £17,386. Pop., 2,641. Houses, 514. The property is subdivided. Hooton Park is the seat of Sir William T. S. M. Stanley, Bart. There are numerous villas. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £240. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The church is ancient, and has a tower and spire. The chapelries of Hooton and Ellesmere-Port are separate benefices. There are a United Presbyterian church, two Primitive Methodist chapels, three national schools, and charities £28. The sub-district includes also Bromborough parish, and four townships of Bebington. Acres, 19,324. Pop., 9,167. Houses, 1,645.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Cheshire
Civil Registration District: Wirral
Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester
Rural Deanery: Wirral
Poor Law Union: Wirral
Hundred: Wirral
Province: York