Halsall, Lancashire Genealogy

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Here is a List of Chapelries Lying within Halsall Parish

Parish History

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.[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 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)
FS 1606-1893 1606-1883 None
LOPC 1651-1914 1660-1904 1653-1919
AC 1606-1754 1606-1754 1606-1754
MAGHULL Chapelry (1663) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC None None None
AC None None None
 Chapelry (1603) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1726-1830  1724-1744 None
LOPC None None None
AC None None None
SHIRESHEAD Chapelry (1742) Indexes  - partly also in Garstang Parish
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1742-1829 None None
LOPC None None None
AC None None None

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.

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


  1. 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.