Toxteth Park, Lancashire Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 17:28, 18 June 2012 by Jamiekay (talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

England go to Lancashire go to Lancashire Parishes

View a Comprehensive List of Liverpool Parishes and Chapelries

Chapelry History

TOXTETH-PARK, an extra-parochial district, in the union and hundred of West Derby, S. division of Lancashire; forming the south or south-eastern suburb of the town of Liverpool. Toxteth is supposed to have formerly been included in the parish of Walton-on-the-Hill. The following churches are in the extra-parochial district. St James's church, in Parliament-street, and nearly adjoining St James' cemetery in Liverpool, was erected in 1774. St Michael's church, built in 1816. St John the Baptist's church, Park Place, was built in 1832. St Clement's, Windsor, was built in 1841. St Thomas'-in-the-Fields, erected in 1840. St Paul's, Prince's Park, was built in 1847-8. St Matthew's, in Hill-street, of which the first stone was laid March 21st, 1848. And Dingle Chapel, originally episcopal, was rebuilt in 1774 as a Presbyterian place of worship, and was enlarged in 1842.

The Independents, Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists, Methodists of the New Connexion, Welsh Methodists and Baptists, and other dissenters, have also places of worship, chiefly at Harrington. St. Patrick's Roman Catholic chapel, a handsome building, was erected in 1797.[1]


Civil Registration

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

Church records

Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Poor Law Unions

West Derby, Lancashire Poor Law Union Toxteth Park, Lancashire Poor Law Union

Probate records

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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 380-386. Adapted. Date accessed: 31 July 2010.