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Guide to Liverpool St Michael, Lancashire family history and genealogy: chapelry register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.


Chapelry History

LIVERPOOL (St. Michael) was erected as a chapel of ease in the year 1826 and stood within the civil boundaries of St Nicholas and St Peter Liverpool. St. Michael's, is an elegant structure, completed in 1826, in the Grecian style, with a steeple of two receding turrets, surmounted by a neat spire; it has a noble portico of six lofty Corinthian columns, supporting a pediment, and at the east end are four Corinthian columns supporting an entablature and cornice, which are continued round the building.[1]


Civil Registration

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. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Online Records 

Online transcriptions exist for Liverpool St Michael's Church Street Chapel 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 = (£)
FMP = (£)
FREG = FreeReg
FS =
LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1826-1891 1830-1838 None
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1837-1935 None
FMP None 1800-1837 None
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1604-1894 1604-1911  1779-1787;1809-1825
LOPC 1776-1865 1788-1838 1776-1854
LBMD None 1837-1939 None
AC  1659-1812 1659-1812 1659-1812

To view a full list for all of Liverpool Parish’s (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.

Original Records

Liverpool St Michael's Church Street 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.

Census records

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 438717.

Probate records

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 104-118. Date accessed: 3 Sep 2013.


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