London Branch of the Welsh Family History Societies - Cangen Llundain o'r Cymdeithasau Hanes Teuluoedd Cymru
London Branch of the Welsh Family History Societies
Cangen Llundain o'r Cymdeithasau Hanes Teuluoedd Cymru
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Welsh County Resources

The Historic County of Flintshire

Historic Flintshire

• Boundary Changes

Flintshire was notable for having several exclaves. The largest of its exclaves was the Maelor Saesneg (the English speaking Maelor) but other exclaves of Flintshire included the manors of Marford and Hoseley (until 1974), Abenbury Fechan (until 1884) and Bryn Estyn (until 1884), all on the outskirts of Wrexham in Denbighshire, as well as a small part of the parish of Erbistock in Denbighshire. The parish of Penley was, at various times, part of the English parish of Ellesmere. In 1896, the Wales-England border was adjusted, moving parts of the village of Threapwood into Cheshire, England.

Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county of Flintshire was abolished for both local government and ceremonial purposes on April 1, 1974. All of Flintshire became part of the newly formed county of Clwyd, which covered the whole of north-east Wales.

Following further local government reorganisation, the county of Clwyd was itself abolished and the present county of Flintshire was created on April 1, 1996. This covers a substantially different area from the old county of Flintshire however. The former exclave of Maelor Saesneg became part of the newly formed county borough of Wrexham and the north-west districts of the old county of Flintshire, including Prestatyn, Rhyl and St Asaph became part of the newly created county of Denbighshire.

Where Registration Districts or Parishes crossed either national or county borders, records may currently be held in Record Offices at Shrewsbury or Chester.

• Record Offices and Archives
External link Flintshire Record Office,
The Old Rectory,
Rectory Lane,
Hawarden,
Flintshire,
CH5 3NR,
Wales
A. N. Palmer Centre,
External link Wrexham Museum,
Regent Street,
Wrexham,
LL11 1RB,
Wales
External link Denbighshire Record Office,
Ruthin Gaol,
46 Clwyd Street,
Ruthin,
Denbighshire,
LL15 1HP,
Wales
External link Shropshire Archive,
Shirehall,
Abbey Foregate,
Shrewsbury,
Shropshire,
SY2 6ND,
England
External link Cheshire Record Office,
Duke Street,
Chester,
Cheshire,
CH1 1RL,
England
 
• Register Offices
Flintshire Register Office,
Llwynegrin Hall,
Mold,
Flintshire,
CH7 6NR,
Wales
Wrexham Register Office,
Ty Dewi Sant,
Rhosddu Road,
Wrexham,
LL11 1NF,
Wales
Shropshire Register Office,
Column Lodge,
Preston Street,
Shrewsbury,
Shropshire,
SY2 5NY,
England
 
• Family History Societies
External link Clwyd Family History Society,
Community Enterprise Centre,
Well Street,
Cefn Mawr,
Wrexham,
LL14 3AL,
Wales
 
• On-line Resources
External link NorthWalesBMD External link Wrexham Open Church Graveyard Search
External link Rootsweb Flintshire Message Board  
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