Walton on the Hill St Mary, Lancashire Genealogy
Walton on the Hill St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the county of Lancashire. Bootle Bootle St Mary, Lancashire and Everton are chapelries of Walton on the Hill St Mary.
Other places in the parish include: Ainsdale, Edge Hill, Fazakerley, Walton on the Hill Stanley, Stanley, Walton on the Hill Edge Hill, and Raven Meols.
The town name 'Walton' may have been derived from the same origins as the country name 'Wales'. The Saxons called the earlier inhabitants of Briton (the Celtic Britons) the 'Walas' or 'Wealas'. Thus, Walton may have once been called 'Walas' town. Whatever the origins of the name, Walton is one of the oldest areas of settlement in Merseyside.
Walton, originally known as Walton-on-the-Hill, is an area of Liverpool, in Merseyside, England, situated to the north of Anfield and the east of Bootle and Orrell Park.
St Mary's church and graveyard occupy a site which may have had a Saxon church on it.
WALTON-ON-THE-HILL St Mary, a parish, in the union and hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire, 3 miles north by east of Liverpool. The parish consists of the district chapelry of West Derby; the chapelries of Everton, Formby, and Kirkby; and the townships of Bootle with Linacre, Fazakerley, Kirkdale, Simonswood, and Walton. The church, which, up to 1698, was the mother church of Liverpool, was mostly rebuilt in 1829 and has a churchyard, enlarged in 1847.
A district chapel also lay within its boundary called Walton Breck, was formed 1847 and dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
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/
Online Records (Under Construction)
Walton on the Hill St. Mary parish registers and those registers of all of its smaller chapelries lying within its boundaries 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|
|WALTON ON THE HILL ST MARY THE VIRGIN PARISH (1586) Indexes|
|EDGE HILL ST MARY Chapelry (1837) Indexes|
|BOOTLE ST MARY Chapelry (1***) Indexes|
|EVERTON CHRIST CHURCH Chapelry (1845) Indexes|
|EVERTON ST AUGUSTINE Chapelry (1830) Indexes|
|EVERTON ST GEORGE Chapelry (1814) Indexes|
|EVERTON ST PETER Chapelry (1850) Indexes|
|FORMBY ST PETER Chapelry (1***) Indexes|
|KIRKBY ST CHAD Chapelry (1678) Indexes|
|LOPC||1678-1945||1678-1727, 1729-1753, 1756-1959||1678-1917|
|KIRKDALE ST MARY Chapelry (1***) Indexes|
|KNOTTY ASH ST JOHN Chapelry (1***) Indexes|
|STANLEY ST ANNE Chapelry (1***) Indexes|
|WALTON BRECK HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1849) Indexes|
|WEST DERBY ST JUDE Chapelry (1***) Indexes|
|LOPC||1830-1882, 1901-1908, 1915-1923||1865-1920||None|
|WEST DERBY ST MARY Chapelry (1681) Indexes|
|LOPC||1688-1707, 1813-1926||1698-1737, 1837-1947||None|
The Lancashire Record Office at Bow Lane, Preston PR2 1RE, holds the original parish registers in its vast collections. Contact their website for contact information.
The Family History Library has microfilmed the parish registers and Bishop's transcripts of Walton on the Hill St. Mary parish for the years 1586-1918. These films are available for ordering/circulating and researching at any one of its satellite FamilySearch Centers worldwide.
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. 453-457.&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.