Childwall, Lancashire Genealogy

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Guide to Childwall, Lancashire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish register transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records. Here is a List of Chapelries in Childwall All Saints Parish

Childwall, Lancashire
All Saints Church, Childwall.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred West Derby
County Lancashire
Poor Law Union West Derby
Registration District Prescot; West Derby
Records begin
Parish registers: None
Bishop's Transcripts: 1602
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Prescot
Diocese Chester
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Lancashire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

CHILDWALL (All Saints), a parish, partly in the union of Prescot, and partly in that of West Derby, hundred of West Derby, S. division of the county of Lancaster; comprising the chapelries of Aigburth,Garston, Hale, Wavertree, and Much Woolton, and the townships of Allerton, Childwall, Halewood, Speke, and Little Woolton, 4¼ miles (E. by S.) from Liverpool. Other places in the parish include: Speke, Speke Demesne, Little Woolton, Thingwell, Allerton, and Thingwall. [1]

Childwall was known as Cileuuelle in the 1086 Domesday Book meaning 'a stream where youngsters meet' from the Old English words cild and wella. Historically the name has been recorded as Childewalle (1212 and 1332), Chaldewall (1238), Childwall (1261), Childewelle (1291), Chaldewal (1305) and Childewall (1354).

The chancel dates from the 14th century, and the south aisle and porch are probably from the 15th century. Additions were made in the 18th century and the tower and spire date from 1810–11. The north aisle dates from 1833 and it was partly rebuilt between 1900 and 1905. There are two chapels; the Plumb's Chapel on the north side is dated 1716 and on the south side the Salisbury pew (formerly Isaac Green's Chapel) dates from 1739–40. A restoration of the church was carried out by W. Raffles Brown in 1851–53. The rebuilding of the north aisle was by James F. Doyle and he added a vestry in 1905–06. Between 1987 and 1991 the external fabric of the church was restored and in 1994 the clock was also restored.

Childwall was traditionally part of the West Derby Hundred. It was an urban district from the Local Government Act 1894 until it was annexed to Liverpool in 1913.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Childwall 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 =
LOPC Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project
FMP = findmypast
AC =
FREG = FreeReg
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1557-1853 1557-1638, 1653-1838 None
LOPC 1557-1753 1557-1638, 1653-1753 1653-1728
LBMD None 1837-1963 None
AC 1557-1753 1557-1753 1557-1753
AIGBURTH ST ANDREW Chapelry  (1815) Indexes - a.k.a. Liverpool St Andrew
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1816-1874 1851-1892 None
LOPC None 1874-1904 None
LBMD None None None
AIGBURTH ST ANNE Chapelry  (1837) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1875-1987 None
Baptisms Marriages Burials
LOPC 1815-1909 1815-1904 1815-1941
LBMD None None None
ALLERTON ALL HALLOWS Chapelry  (1876) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None None None
LOPC 1876-1919 1877-1932 1876-1919
LBMD None 1877-1962 None
GARSTON ST MICHAEL Chapelry  (1777) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1777-1913 1839-1903, 1920-1925 1777-1900
LOPC None None None
LBMD None 1839-1939 None
FREG None None 1813-1873
HALE ST MARY Chapelry  (1572) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1572-1741, 1813-1893 1572-1754, 1843-1872 None
LOPC 1873-1896 1821-1841, 1897-1910 None
LBMD None None None
AC 1572-1754 1572-1754 1572-1754
HALEWOOD ST NICHOLAS Chapelry  (1839) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1839-1871 1869-1919 1898-1919
LOPC 1839-1928 1846-1939 1841-1919
LBMD None None None
WAVERTREE HOLY TRINITY Chapelry  (1794) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1794-1897 None 1799-1812
LOPC 1794-1911 1837-1887 1880-1901
LBMD 1883-1952 1837-1947 None
WAVERTREE ST BRIDGET Chapelry  (1872) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
LOPC 1872-1902 1872-1902 None
LBMD None 1872-1959] None
WAVERTREE ST MARY Chapelry  (1855) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS None 1856-1923 None
LOPC None 1937-1959 None
LBMD None [h 1856-1980] None
WOOLTON ST PETER'S Chapelry  (1826) Indexes
Baptisms Marriages Burials
FS 1826-1889 1838-1904 1826-1901
LOPC None None None
LBMD 1837-1934 1837-1961 None
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes

Websites[edit | edit source]

Childwall on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 593-597. Date accessed: 16 September 2013.