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Liverpool was a chapelry in the parish of Walton until 1698, when it was constituted a distinct parish.

Liverpool is one of the largest township (population-wise) centres in the whole of England. It's comprised of a parish and numerous chapelries. During the height of the Industiral Revolution, numerous additional smaller churches called chapels of ease or district churches were created to handle the burgeoning populations. These chapelries kept church registers many of which are ancient in origin.

Below is a comprehensive list of parishes and chapelries associated with Greater Liverpool by 1851. By far the vast majority of the probate records and church registers (of which many are now transcribed and online) for Liverpool are available at the Lancashire Record Office in Preston. These are also microfilmed and available at The Family History Library and its 4,600 satellite Family History Centers worldwide. To determine which probate courts held jurisdiction over the Greater Liverpool region, return to the "Liverpool" section of the Lancashire Probate Jurisdictions, Parishes I through L page.

Recognizing that all authoritative treatises on Lancashire civil parishes differ--some much more than others--in their data regarding the township chapelries, several key reference publications have been used here to compile a more comprehensive list of Liverpool parishes and all its associated chapelries:

Also visit the following townships and note their respective chapelries which are also close in proximity to central Liverpool. Each of the following places were within anywhere from 3 to 7 miles from Liverpool, including the following township chapelries, which see treatises for each:

Bevington - (chapelry registers may only be available at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston)

Edgehill St Mary - 1813

Everton Christ Church, Great Homer St. - 1799 (in Walton-on-the-Hill Parish)

Everton St George - 1814 (in Walton-on-the-Hill Parish)

Formby St Peters - 1620

Kirkby St Chad - 1610

Kirkdale St Mary - 1836

Stanley - 1832 a chapelry and part of West Derby--both chapelries are in Walton-on-the-Hill Parish

Toxteth Park St James  - 1775

Toxteth Park St Clement - 1841

Toxteth Park St John the Baptist - 1832

Toxteth Park St Matthew - 1848 (chapelry registers are only available at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston)

Toxteth Park St Paul - 1848

Toxteth Park St Thomas-in-the-Fields - 1840 (chapelry registers are only available at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston)

Toxteth Park St Michael in the Hamlet - 1815 (extra parochial)

Walton-on-the-Hill St Jude - 1832 (in Walton-on-the-Hill Parish)

West Derby St Mary the Virgin - 1688 (in Walton-on-the-Hill Parish)

West Derby St Jude's - 1832 

Liverpool also had in-ordinately large Irish population, many of which were Roman Catholic. By 1831, Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of England (published 1831) identified that there were at least five Roman Catholic parishes lying within its boundaries. However, on further study, here is a list all those known Roman Catholic churches within the boundaries of the city--including ten (10) of them; the Family History Library has a few of them (see hyper-links below); there were, prior to 1900, nearly 40 Catholic parishes within Liverpool proper:

St Alban - 1807

St Anne

St Ethelburga - 1843

St Nicholas - 1813

St Anthony - 1804 (see also St Anthony's website for some data online)

St Peter – 1788

St Mary, Woolton – 1707 (see their website, with soon-to-be-posted data online

St Swithin - 1758

St Patrick - 1827

St Joseph - 1798

Here are related links to Roman Catholics living in the City of Liverpool area:


Helpful Links: 

Some of Liverpool's chapelry registers have also been indexed and posted online at the Lancashire "Online Parish Clerk" project.

Website, "A Church Near You" provides some information on some chapelries (and parishes): www.achurchnearyou.com 

Website: "Genuki" gives a list of parishes, and also some considerable detail about each parish and in particular, the year when each church's history begins:  www.genuki.org.uk


Bibliography:

Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, by Youngs, Frederic A. Pub: The Royal Historical Society, London 1991

Topographical Dictionary of England. Lewis Samuel. Pub: Samuel A. Lewis & Co. London 1841 &1831  

A Comprehensive Gazetteer of England. Bell, James. A. Pub.: Fullarton & Co. Glasgow 1836

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales. A. Fullarton & Co. Glasgow and London ca. 1869 (see also VisionOfBritain.org.uk)


 

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