Maghull, Lancashire Genealogy
St Andrews Parish Church. Damfield Lane Maghull was consecrated 1880, architect J F Doyle. The ancient chapel stands in the churchyard.
Today, Maghull is a town lying within the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, in Merseyside, England. It is north of the city of Liverpool and south of Ormskirk in West Lancashire.
The name Maghull may have been derived from the Celtic word 'magos', the old Irish 'Magh' and the Old English 'halh', meaning 'flat land in a bend of the river'. Another theorized origin is Anglo-Saxon mægðehalh = "nook of land where mayweed grows".
"MAGHULL, a chapelry [as of 1610], in the parish of Halsall, union of Ormskirk, hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 8 miles north by east of Liverpool."
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 http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
Church of England
Maghull chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Halsall to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|MAGHULL ST ANDREWS Chapelry (1663) Indexes|
|HALSALL ST CUTHBERT PARISH (1606) Indexes (ancient parish containing MAGHULL Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Maghull and comprising the whole ancient parish of Halsall to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the HALSALL ST CUTHBERT PARISH page.
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. The first film number is 306900.
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. 208-216. Adapted. Date accessed: 19 July 2010.