Liverpool St Martin in the Fields, Lancashire Genealogy
Liverpool St Martin-in-the-fields Silvester Street was created in 1829 from, and lying within the boundaries of Liverpool St Peter and St Nicholas, Lancashire. Consecrated on 13th January 1829 it was soon to change appearance. It was built of reddish sandstone but it turned black because of the industrial area, and it became known as "The Black Church".
It was built on Great Oxford Street North, (now St Silvester Street).
It was closed in 1946 after war time damage however it had declined and ceased to hold services earlier. It was demolished in the 1950's and re-interment and gravestone removal to St Mary Walton brought municipal facilities including a bowling green and children's play area to the site.
"The [chapel of ease] of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields [stood within the civil parish boundaries of St Nicholas Liverpool and] was erected in 1828, by the Parliamentary Commissioners"
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
Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection
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.
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
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- A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 104-118. Adapted. Date accessed: 02 July 2010.