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Great Crosby a township with a district chapel called St Luke was built by at least 1749, and stood in the parish of Sefton, union and hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 7¾ miles north by west of Liverpool. A Roman Catholic chapel was built in Little Crosby, was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin or St Mary's, was erected by 1801 and rebuilt in 1847."
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. Here are two powerful Internet sites with name lists or indexes:
- FreeBMD - over 250 million entries for births, marriages and deaths
- LancashireBMD - contains births marriages and deaths for Lancashire (only)
Online transcriptions exist for Great (Little) Crosby Chapelry registers as well as for Liverpool's ancient parish of St Nicholas' baptism, marriage and burial registers. Displayed below are those links to online data for both this chapelry and for the ancient parish of St Nicholas located in the following websites; note the ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|GREAT CROSBY ST LUKE Chapelry (1749) Indexes|
|SEFTON ST HELEN PARISH (1597) Indexes|
|LOPC||1597-1780, 1783-1856||1600-1783, 1813-1884||1783-1899|
|SEAFORTH ST THOMAS Chapelry (1839) Indexes|
|WATERLOO CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1840) Indexes|
To view a full list for Liverpool's Parishes, (nearly 60) chapelries, ecclesiastical churches, and district chapels, and to view online baptism, marriage and burial transcription indexes, visit the LIVERPOOL ST PETER & ST NICHOLAS PARISH page.
Great Crosby Chapelry (parish) registers are held at the Liverpool Record Office. These registers have also been microfilmed by FamilySearch and they are available through its 4600 FamilySearch Centers worldwide.
Transcribed by Eileen Hunt of Ontario, Canada:
Transcribed by John Quick
Little Crosby Tombstone Records done by Anna Rosemary Tumilty, note you need to scroll down on her site to view the list done in sections.
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 306905.
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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