Liverpool Christ Church, Lancashire Genealogy

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Chapelry History

Christ Church Liverpool was a chapel of ease built in the year 1799 and stood within the civil parish boundaries of Liverpool St Peter and Nicholas.

Other places in the parish include: Christ Church, Hunter Street.

The church was dedicated  by the Right Reverend William Lord, Bishop of Chester on the 10th November 1799. Baptismal registers date from March 11th 1797.

In 1904 the Liverpool and Wigan Churches Act was passed. Under the terms of this Act, Christ Church , which had hitherto be regarded as an ecclesiastical district in the Parish of Liverpool became a separate parish 'for ecclesiastical purposes' (see sections 2 and 21). The Act also laid down, however, that 'from and after the next avoidance for the benefice of Christ Church' it should cease to be a separate ecclesiastical parish and should be merged with the parish of St. Stephen, Byrom Street. This amalgamation eventually took place in 1920 and Christ Church was closed.


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.

Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD

Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes

Transcripts for the parish records are available.

Church records

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Liverpool Record Office has deposited registers 283 CHR
Accession No 2197, 2405
Baptisms 1799 - 1812, 1813 - 1919
Marriages 1800 - 1919
Burials 1813 - 1875
Banns 1865 – 1906

Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Liverpool, Lancashire Poor Law Union

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

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