Denbighshire Record Office
St Asaph Ecclesiastical Parish Records
Reference code(s): GB 0209 P/57
Title: St Asaph Ecclesiastical Parish Records
Short title: St Asaph parish records
Dates of creation: 1513-1993
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 337 items
Name of creator(s): St Asaph Parish
Administrative and biographical history: The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes, including the parish of St Asaph itself. The records of individual ecclesiastical parishes in Flintshire include registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, as well as records of the churchwardens and Parochial Church Councils, parish charities, schools, clubs and societies. Parish records were deposited at the Clwyd Record Office, following an agreement of 1976 between the Church in Wales and the Welsh County Councils. Following a decision by the Church in Wales to group parish collections by deanery, the records were transferred to Denbighshire Record Office in June 2009
Scope and content: Records of St Asaph parish, 1513-1993, including registers, 1593-1993; service registers, 1897-1959; marriage licences, 1899-1939; death certificates, 1923-1931; offertory books, 1893-1898; glebe and benefice records, 1894-1920; income records, 1836; churchwarden's records, 1880-1980; Easter vestry minutes, 1895-1961; accounts, 1836-1931; Parochial Church Council records, 1920-1981; records of church affairs, 1896-1969; vestry minutes, 1784-1894; overseer's records, 1697-1860; surveyor's records, 1845-1851; records of charities, 1516-1855; school records, 1836-1911; tithe records, 1842-1928; and charity deeds, 1513-1655.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: English, Welsh
System of arrangement: Arranged into seven groups, by deposit: Group One, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, accounts, Parochial Church Council records, records of church affairs, vestry records, overseer's records, surveyor's records, records of charities, school records, and tithe records; Group Two, St Asaph charity deeds; Group Three, incumbent records, records of church affairs; Group Four, incumbent records and churchwarden's accounts; Group Five, incumbent records; Group Six, churchwarden's records, Easter vestry minutes, and Parochial Church Council records; and Group Seven, overseer's rate book.
Conditions governing access: Access to some documents within this collection may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation. Please contact Denbighshire Record Office for further information.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Denbighshire and Flintshire Record Offices.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained by Denbighshire Record Office.
Accruals: Accruals are possible
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Very Rev. C. R. Renowden, St. Asaph, Clwyd, 1977; Overseer's rate book donated by Mrs Elfyn Williams, per Mr Phillip Lloyd, Educational Technology Centre, 1985; further deposits by Rev. R. H. Griffiths, St. Asaph, 1989, 1990, 1993; and by the Very Revd. T. R. K. Goulstone, St. Asaph, 1997.
Existence and location of copies: Microfilm copies of the parish registers are available at Flintshire Record Office, Denbighshire Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, St Asaph Parish records catalogue; Diocese of St Asaph Homepage (http://www.dioceseofstasaph.org.uk/), viewed 20 February 2004; GENUKI (UK and Ireland genealogy) website (http://www.genuki.org.uk/), viewed 20 February 2004.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: February 2004