Nether Bebington, Cheshire Family History Guide

Nether Bebington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Poolton cum Spittle, Poulton cum Spittle, Poulton cum Spital, Storeton, Lower Bebington, and Lower Bebbington.

Alternative names: Bebbington, Bebington, Nether Bebington

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BEBINGTON, two townships and a parish in Wirrall district, Cheshire. The townships are styled Higher and Lower; they lie on the river Mersey, and on the Birkenhead and Chester railway, 2½ and 3½ miles S by E of Birkenhead; they have a station, of the name of Bebington, on the railway, and a post office of the same name, under Birkenhead; and they have had great recent increase. of houses and inhabitants from their situation on the Mersey, in immediate communication with Liverpool. Acres of Higher Bebington, 1,084; of which 185 are water. Real property, £14,790. Pop., 2,086. Houses, 336. Acres of Lower Bebington, 1,542; of which 490 are water. Real property, £10,035. Pop., 2,485. Houses, 465. The parish includes also the townships of Tranmere, Storeton, and Poulton-cum-Spittle. Acres, 6,437; of which 1,060 are water. Real property, £66,922. Pop. in 1841, 5,008; in 1861, 15,105. Houses, 2,549. The property is much subdivided. Excellent building stone, with notable geological peculiarities, is extensively quarried. The living is a rectory, with St. Mark’s chapelry, in the diocese of Chester. Value, £670. Patron, the Rev. G. R. Feilden. The parish church is partly Norman, partly mixed English; and St. Mark’s was built in 1866. The p. curacy of Christchurch is a separate benefice, in the patronage of the Rev. G. Troughton; and its church was built in 1859. The vicarages of Rock Ferry and Tranmere also are separate benefices. There are four dissenting chapels, two national schools, a workhouse, and charities £53.

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


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Parish Records

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Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000 - FamilySearch

Cheshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1598-1900 - FamilySearch

England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900

England, Cheshire Probate Records, 1492-1940

England, Cheshire Workhouse Records, 1848-1967

England, Cheshire, Land Tax Assessments, 1778-1832

England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900

England, Cheshire, Register of Electors, 1842-1900

England, Cheshire, School Records, 1796-1950

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England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

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Marriage Records

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Death Records

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United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

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United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

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United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

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  • 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