Liverpool St Mary, Lancashire Genealogy

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Parish History

St. Mary's church [was a chpael of ease, built in the year 1819], for the school of the indigent blind, with which it communicates by a subterraneous passage, was erected by subscription,...and is an elegant structure in the Grecian style, with a noble portico of six massive columns of the Doric order, supporting an enriched entablature and triangular pediment, an exact copy of the portico of the temple dedicated to Jupiter Panhellenius, in the island of Egina. The interior is beautifully arranged, and contains a splendid monument to the late Pudsey Dawson, Esq.; one-half of the pews are for strangers, whose contributions are received for the benefit of the charity. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of five Trustees, including the mayor and the two senior aldermen. [It lay within the parish boundaries of St Nicholas Liverpool.]

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 104-118. URL: Date accessed: 02 July 2010.


Civil Registration

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Church records

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Probate records

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