Lancashire Church Records
Lancashire was comprised of 69 ancient parishes, but well over 500 extant churches prior to 1851. Recognizing that all authoritative treatises on Lancashire civil parishes differ--some much more than others--in their data regarding the township chapelries, several key reference publications have been used here to compile as thorough and comprehensive a list of Liverpool parishes and all associated chapelries as may be possible.
Below is a list of Lancashire parishes and township chapelries and the courts that had ecclesiastical (pre-1858) jurisdiction over them. These jurisdictions held authority over and kept records for such events as issuing marriage licences, bonds, allegations, oversight in ecclesiastical (church) court proceedings and in other important matters pertaining to ancestry. For other Lancashire parishes and chapelries, click on a link: