WARNING: The correct use of any parish data from this project requires initial reading of the GENERAL NOTES as well as of the specific PARISH NOTES.

NORTHWICH Holy Trinity, 1775-1871

The Registers

Baptisms 1842-1888
Title page has “The Holy Trinity Church castle Northwich”, thereafter the register is in the standard printed format.
A characteristic of the register is the number of multiple entries in families.

There are no BTs

Editorial contribution (not in PR)

Northwich Holy Tinity lies in the town of Northwich in the centre of Cheshire. It was within the township of Castle Northwich, in turn part of Witton Chapelry in the parish of Great Budworth. Witton chapelry became a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1723. Witton chapelry included the chapelry of Hartford which itself became a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1825, taking with it part of the township of Castle Northwich. Other new ecclesiastical parishes in the area of the town of Northwich in our period were Lostock Gralam in 1842 and Dane Bridge in 1846. Northwich Holy Tinity church was built by the Weaver Navigation Trustees in 1842, under an act of Parliament, as one of three churches intended for the use of watermen on the River Weaver. Although in some ways outside the parochial structure, the advowson was vested in the bishop of Chester. Northwich Holy Tinity became a parish in 1929, when the marriage registers begin. There are no burials. The population of Castle Northwich township in 1841 was 746 and in 1871 1,650 people

Previous Transcription
N. Lambert, “Index of Baptisms 1842 - 1888” (1984, no copy seen).

Colin Phillips compiled these notes, using a digest, made by Susan George, of the information collected by transcribers and recorded with each transcription pad. Further information about the make-up of the register volumes came from the original register and the list in CALS, which also provided some details of the evolution of the parish. The population estimates were gathered as follows:
1841 population, British Parliamentary Papers, 1843, xxii, Abstract of the answers and returns... the population of Great Britain [in 1841], p.29; and for the 1871 population, G. Ormerod, The history of the County Palatine and City of Chester, ed. T. Helsby (3 vols; London, 1882), II p.6.
Further details on the evolution of the parish came from Gastrell, Notitia Cestriensis, pp. 338-45, and Guide to the local administrative units of England, Vol. II Northern England, ed. F.A. Youngs, Jr (1991), pp. 11, 20, 29, 42; and from Ormerod, II, p. 197. See the base map in A.D.M. Phillips and C.B. Phillips, A new historical atlas of Cheshire (Chester, 2001).

C.B. Phillips, 22 March 2014
BMD, Mar 2014