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Maghull St Andrew

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Chapelry History

Maghull St Andrew was created a chapel of ease in 1748 from, and lying within the boundaries of Halsall, Lancashire Ancient Parish. See also List of Chapelries Lying within Halsall Parish

St Andrews Parish Church. Damfield Lane Maghull was consecrated 1880, architect J F Doyle. The ancient chapel stands in the churchyard.

Ancient Chapel Maghull within St Andrews churchyard.jpg


Today, Maghull is a town lying within the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, in Merseyside, England. It is north of the city of Liverpool and south of Ormskirk in West Lancashire.

The name Maghull may have been derived from the Celtic word 'magos', the old Irish 'Magh' and the Old English 'halh', meaning 'flat land in a bend of the river'. Another theorized origin is Anglo-Saxon mægðehalh = "nook of land where mayweed grows".

"MAGHULL, a chapelry [as of 1610], in the parish of Halsall, union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 8 miles north by east of Liverpool."[1]


Resources

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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/


Church records

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

Ormskirk Poor Law Union, Lancashire


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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Web sites

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Reference

  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 208-216. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 July 2010.

 

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