Garston, Lancashire Genealogy
Garston St Michael, Church Road was created as a chapelry in 1729 in Childwall, Lancashire Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Speke.
Garston is a district of Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is bordered by Aigburth, Allerton, and Speke.
Gaerstun, meaning 'grazing settlement' or 'grazing farm' in Old English, is one possible root of the name.
In Medieval times, Garston was home to a group of Benedictine monks. The first recorded mention of settlement in Garston is of the church of St. Michael in 1235. By the 19th century, the area had become a small village, one of the eight townships forming the parish of Childwall.
A small dock was first built at Garston in 1793 for Blackburne’s saltworks, which still stands today.
Garston's growth accelerated rapidly in the 1840s, when in 1846, the area's first dock was constructed and opened, under the auspices of the St Helens and Runcorn Gap Railway Company. The "Old Dock" was followed twenty years later by a second, the "New Dock" . In 1902, Garston was incorporated into the City of Liverpool.
The present day church of St Michael is the third to occupy the site since the thirteenth century monastic settlement. It was built in the 1870's and consecrated 29 November 1877.
The modern parish forms the Garston St Michael benefice in the Liverpool South Childwall deanery of the diocese of Liverpool and was formerly a Diocese of Chester parish.
GARSTON, a township and chapelry, in the parish of Childwall, union and hundred of West Derby, S.division of Lancashire, 5 miles (S. E.) from Liverpool.A neat place of worship for Wesleyans has been built at the expense of George Heald, Esq., of Garston Lodge, a handsome residence standing in its own grounds. 
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 of England
Garston chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Childwall to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and 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|
|GARSTON ST MICHAEL Chapelry (1777) Indexes|
|CHILDWALL ALL SAINTS PARISH (1557) Indexes (ancient parish containing GARSTON Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Garston and comprising the whole ancient parish of Childwall to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the CHILDWALL ALL SAINTS PARISH page.
Parish registers for St. Michael's Church, Garston Microfilm of original records in the Liverpool Public Library. Later refilmed from original records in the Liverpool Record Office.Liverpool Record Office no.: 1/1, 2/1-14, 3/1-5, 4/1-9.
Baptisms, 1777-1898; Burials, 1777-1813. FHL BRITISH Film 396364
Baptisms, 1898-1920, 1929-1943. FHL BRITISH Film 396365
Marriages, 1839-1903. FHL BRITISH Film 396366
Marriages, 1903-1919. FHL BRITISH Film 396367
Marriages, 1919-1925. FHL BRITISH Film 396368
Marriages, 1925-1939. FHL BRITISH Film 396369
Burials, 1813-1886. FHL BRITISH Film 396370
Burials, 1887-1918, 1920-1958. FHL BRITISH Film 396371
Parish church accounts, 1877-1895. FHL BRITISH Film 396372
Baptisms, 1777-1813; Burials, 1777-1813; Baptisms, 1813-1860 (another filming). FHL BRITISH Film 1545768 Items 6 - 8
Baptisms, 1860-1913 (another filming). FHL BRITISH Film 1545769
Baptisms, 1913-1935; Marriages, 1839-1901 (another filming). FHL BRITISH Film 1545770
Marriages, 1901-1925; Burials, 1813-1871 (another filming). FHL BRITISH Film 1545771
Burials, 1871-1918 (another filming). FHL BRITISH Film 1545772 Items 1 - 7
Bishop's transcripts for Garston, Grassendale, and St. Matthew's and St. James' Church, Mossley Hill
Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston. Garston and Grassendale are chapelries in the parish of Childwall. Lancashire Record Office: DRL 2/17
Baptisms and burials, 1813-1847 in Garston; baptisms, 1868-1879 in Grassendale; baptisms, 1875-1876 in St. Matthew's and St. James' Church, Mossley Hill. FHL BRITISH Film 1068854 Item 2
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 306899.
Poor Law Unions
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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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 279-282. Date accessed: 13 August 2013.