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Chapelry History

Toxteth St Thomas,Warwick Street was built as a district church in the year 1840 and lay partly within the Walton on the Hill St Mary, Lancashire Ancient parish, and was also partly considered an extra-parochial tract within Liverpool.

There is some ambiguity as to the origin of the name, Toxteth. One theory is that the etymology is "Toki's landing-place". However, Toxteth is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and at this time, it appears as "Stochestede", i.e. "the stockaded or enclosed place", from the Anglo-Saxon stocc "stake" and Anglo-Saxon stede "place" (found in many English placenames, usually spelled stead).

The district of Toxteth lies within the borders of the ancient township of Toxteth Park.

As the area began to develop and become more urbanised, several places of worship were built to serve the growing community. The first church was St James's, in 1774. Other churches built here were later erected during the 19th century. These include St John the Baptist's, 1832; St Thomas's, 1840; St Barnabas's, 1841; St Clement's Windsor, 1841; St Matthew's, 1847; St Paul's, 1848; Holy Trinity, 1858; St Silas's, 1865; St Cleopas's, 1866; St Margaret's, 1869; Christ Church, 1870; St Philemon's, 1874; All Saints', 1884; St Gabriel's, 1884; St Agnes's, 1884; St Bede's, 1886; St Andrew's, 1893.

St Thomas Warwick Street chuch closed in 1937 and the parish was united in 1946 with St John the Baptist Park Road. This parish later merged to form the present Benefice of f St. John the Baptist with St. Thomas and St. Philemon with St. Silas became amalgamated and the church of St. Philemon became the parish church of the United Parish.
Toxteth Park, town and par., SW. Lancashire - par. (wholly within the parl. limits of Liverpool), 3598 ac. (1284 water), pop. 117,028; town, on S. side of Liverpool, 1500 ac., pop. 10,308.
John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)


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

Church records

Online Records 

Online transcriptions exist for Liverpool St Thomas' 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: 

LOPCLancashire Online Parish Clerk
LBMDLancashire BMD
AC =


LIVERPOOL ST THOMAS Chapelry (1750) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1750-1869  1821-1893 1813-1850
LOPC 1750-1905 1750-1905 1766-1875
LBMD None 1838-1935  None
AC 1750-1812 1750-1812 1750-1812
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 Thomas' 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 438719.

Poor Law Unions

Liverpool, Lancashire Poor Law Union West Derby, Lancashire Poor Law Union Toxteth Park, Lancashire Poor Law Union

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.

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