Halsall, Lancashire Genealogy
HALSALL St Cuthbert, a parish, in the union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster; comprising the townships of Down Holland, Halsall, and Lydiate, and the chapelries of Maghull, and Melling with Cunscough, 3 miles west by northwest of Ormskirk. Halsall was anciently under the barony of Warrington. There were also churches erected at Maghull, Melling, and Lydiate.
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 Records The parish registers for Cockerham Parish have been transcribed and are available online at the following web sites and the specified range of years:
[Note: FS = FamilySearch; LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project; AC = Ancestry.co.uk]
|HALSALL PARISH (1606) Indexes|
|Baptisms (1595)||Marriages (1595)||Burials (1595)|
|MAGHULL Chapelry (1663) Indexes|
|Chapelry (1603) Indexes|
|SHIRESHEAD Chapelry (1742) Indexes - partly also in Garstang Parish|
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 306900.
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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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 379-383. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50999 Date accessed: 01 July 2010.