Discover your ancestors who were baptized in Flintshire, Wales. The records may reveal your relative’s name, baptism date, and details of their parents and godparents, which will enable you to delve further back into your family tree. Included in these records are those of Thomas Totty of Cornist Hall, Flint, who served as an admiral with Lord Nelson.
Each record comprises a transcript and an image of the original register. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
Father’s first name
Mother’s first name
The image may contain additional information. These further details may include:
Flint is a town in the Welsh county of Flintshire. Flint was the county town of Flintshire and is today the third-largest town in the county. While researching your family history it is essential to remember that county and town borders can change. The Flintshire Banns includes the town of Flint, but also towns and parishes across the historic county of Flintshire. The historic county included towns; such as, Rhy, Meliden and Prestatlyn which are now included in the present day Denbighshire. In 1972, local governments in Wales were reorganised by the Local Government (Wales) Act. The County of Flintshire was abolished and consolidated into the County of Clwyd. In 1996 the unitary authorities of Denibighshire and Flintshire were created.
Thomas Totty was born in Flint and baptised in Holywell parish in 1746. Totty inherited his birthplace, Cornist Hall, from his mother’s side. Totty joined the navy around 1760 and was on board the HMS Mercury in Boston Harbour during the second week of the American Revolutionary War. He rose through the ranks to become Port Admiral and served as the third in command on the HMS Invincible under Hyde Parker and Horatio Nelson. He caught yellow fever in Martinique and died at sea in 1802. A memorial was established in his name at Westminster Abbey.