Liverpool Blessed Virgin Mary, Lancashire Genealogy
Liverpool Blessed Virgin Mary (Chapel for the Blind) stood within the ancient parish of Liverpool St Nicholas. It was built in 1819; and then was removed to Hardman Street and rebuilt in 1850; exact boundary unknown.
Blessed Virgin Mary, by Lord Delawarr, who became rector in 1382; was, soon afterwards, rebuilt of stone; was still further enlarged and enriched in the years 1485-1509; and, under the name of Christ Church, was made the cathedral of the newly constituted diocese of Manchester in 1847. a small Lady chapel, a number of lateralchapels, and a chapter-house; and underwent extensive restorations.
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
There are online transcriptions for Liverpool Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel registers as well as for the ancient parish of Liverpool 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:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|LIVERPOOL ST MARY-for-the-BLIND Chapelry (1829) Indexes|
|LIVERPOOL ST NICHOLAS PARISH (1604) Indexes|
To view a full list for all of the ancient parish Liverpool St Nicholas and its (nearly 60) chapelries, ecclesiasitical churches, and district chapels, and to view online baptism, marriage and burial transcription indexes, visit the LIVERPOOL ST PETER & ST NICHOLAS PARISH page.
Original parish and chapel registers are held at the Liverpool Record Office, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW, United Kingdom.
Copies of the chapel (parish) registers for Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel (for the Blind), Liverpool are available on microfilm and, they are held at FamilySearch's Family History Library and have also been transcribed and made available online (see the above link).
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 438717.
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
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Wilson, John Marius,Imperial Gazetteer of England. 1887.
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