Little Crosby

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Chapelry History

LITTLE CROSBY a township which a district chapel built and in the parish of Sefton, union and hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster, 7¾ miles north by west of Liverpool. The Roman Catholic chapel here, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, was rebuilt in 1847."[1] It is known as St. Mary's Church and maintains a strong presence in this area.


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

Courtesy of Anna Rosemary Tumilty Website for this Parish:

Transcribed by Eileen Hunt of Ontario, Canada:

Transcribed by John Quick

A comparison between the Parish Registers of Little Crosby and St. Helen's, Sefton Parish Church

Little Crosby Tombstone Records done by Anna Rosemary Tumilty, note you need to scroll down on her site to view the list done in sections.

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 306905.

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 733-737. Adapted. Date accessed: 29 June 2010.