Liverpool St Matthias, Lancashire Genealogy
Liverpool St Matthias was a chapelry in 1833 from, and lying within the boundaries of Liverpool St Peter and St Nicholas, Lancashire Ecclesiastical Parish.
The district Church was required by the Liverpool and Bury Railway compnay and they provided land at Great Howard Street with building in 1847. The Love lane Church of 1834 was destroyed by fire on 10 April 1847.
St Matthias church,Great Howard Street was consecrated on 17 April 1849. The church closed in 1949.
"St. Matthias' district church, Love-lane, in the Grecian style, was erected in 1834, at an expense of £3173; but, the building standing in the line of the Bury railway, it was taken down by the company, and a new church was erected in the early English style, with a square tower, and a spire rising to the height of 120 feet, from the designs of Arthur Hill Holme, Esq. The living is a perpetual curacy; patrons, the two Rectors; income, £90, with pew-rents. [This chapelry lay within the civil parish of St Nicholas Liverpool.]"
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.
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