Reference code(s): GB 0209 P/39
Title: Meliden Ecclesiastical Parish Records
Short title: Meliden parish records
Dates of creation: 1602-1996
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (91 items)
Name of creator(s): Meliden Parish
Administrative and biographical history: The county of Flintshire falls within the Diocese of St Asaph and consists of over fifty ecclesiastical parishes, including Meliden. 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 Meliden parish, 1602-1996, including registers, 1602-1996; service registers, 1933-1947; terriers, 1791-1806; tithe records, 1911-1936; income records, 1845-1886; miscellaneous incumbent records, 1668-1907; churchwarden's records, 1688-1969; records of church affairs, 1907-1939; overseer's records, 1681-1897; records of charities, 1897; school records, 1841-1946; and miscellaneous, 1815-1931.
Language/script: English, Welsh
System of arrangement: Arranged into three groups: Group One, incumbent records, churchwarden's records, records of church affairs, overseer's records, records of charities, school records, and miscellaneous; and Groups Two and Three, incumbent records.
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 Rev. R. H. Teague, Prestatyn, Clwyd, 1977, and later.
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, Meliden Parish records catalogue; Diocese of St Asaph Homepage (http://www.dioceseofstasaph.org.uk/), viewed 17 February 2004; GENUKI (UK and Ireland genealogy) website (http://www.genuki.org.uk/), viewed 17 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