Liverpool St Matthew, Lancashire Genealogy
Liverpool St Matthew Scotland Road was created as a chapel of ease in 1812 from, and lying within the boundaries of Liverpool St Peter and St Nicholas, Lancashire Ecclesiastical Parish.
The church closed in 1929.
"St. Matthew's [was built in the year 1798 and was] also purchased from a congregation of dissenters. [It] was taken down in 1847 by the Bury Railway Company, who purchased in lieu of it the Scottish church called St. Peter's, in Scotland-road, for the sum of £5510: the living is a perpetual curacy, likewise in the gift of the two Rectors; net income, about £200."
Adapted from: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 104-118. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51112 Date accessed: 02 July 2010.
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
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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.
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