Thurstaston, Cheshire Family History Guide

Thurstaston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Irby and Greasby.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1706
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1581

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

THURSTASTON, a township and a parish in Wirral district, Cheshire. The township lies on the estuary of The Dee, 3½ miles SSE of Hoylake r. station. Acres, 2,762; of which 1,515 are water. Real property, £1,219. Pop., 123. Houses, 21. The manor belongs to Col. Clegg. The parish includes parts of Irby and Greasby townships; and its Post town is Birkenhead. Pop., 162. Houses, 30. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £242. The church was rebuilt in 1833.

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